Resilience Food Production System

JIRCAS International Symposium Proceedings

The Role of Agricultural Technology Development in Developing Regions

Dates:November 28 (Afternoon)  – 29, 2012
Venue: Tsukuba International Congress Center, Epochal, Convention Hall

Agriculture in developing regions is vulnerable to adverse environments, which pose various risks on the stability of food production. Development of agricultural technology to mitigate risks in these regions is essential due to frequent occurrence of extreme weather events associated with climate change. In African regions, specifically in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel, people suffer from hunger and poverty due to drought, desertification, and crop damage from plant diseases and insect infestations. Internal factors such as political instability, lack of market options, and underdeveloped infrastructure aggravate the situation. This has become one of the highest priority global issues facing humanity. To effectively address this issue, a stable food production system for these regions has to be established.


There are diversified approaches for the establishment of a stable food production system to mitigate risks. These approaches include crop breeding, cultivation technology, water and soil management technology, monitoring technology and forecast system for pest and extreme weather events, and socio-economic measures such as index insurance. Traditional technologies which have been locally developed to cope with such risks are also important and will be reassessed.


This symposium aims to share research outcomes relating to the establishment of resilient food production systems across Asian-African continents, promote multidisciplinary communication, and encourage exchange of ideas among active experts, including researchers, engineers, and policy-makers, for the development of future agricultural technologies.



Opening Session

Keynote Speech

Chair: Osamu Koyama (JIRCAS)

Session 1: Resilience in the Livestock Sector

Chair: Tomoyuki Kawashima (JIRCAS)

Session 2: Resilience in Upland Crop Production

Chair: Ryoichi Mastsunaga (JIRCAS)

Session 3: Resilience in Paddy Rice Production

Chair: Kunihiro Doi (JIRCAS)

Session 4: Risk Recognition and Monitoring Sytstem

Chair: Kazunobe Toriyama (JIRCAS)

General Discussion

Chairs: Masuo Ando, Kazumi Yamaoka (JIRCAS)


  • Shigeru Araki (Kyoto University)
  • Yuki Morinaga (Meiji University)
  • Takeshi Sakurai (Hitotsubashi University)
  • Masa Iwanaga (JIRCAS)

Closing Remarks

  • Masami Yasunaka (Vice President of JIRCAS)

Symposium Pictures

作成者 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
公開者 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
国立情報学研究所メタデータ主題語彙集(資源タイプ) Conference Paper
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