Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences

TAP partner
Type of Organization: 
National Agricultural Research
The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) was established in October 1993, through the reorganization of its predecessor, the Tropical Agriculture Research Center (TARC). Main Objectives: 1. To undertake comprehensive experimental research for technological advancement of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in tropical/subtropical zones and developing regions; 2. To collect, analyze, and publish information of domestic and international researches which are relevant to agriculture, forestry, and fisheries; 3. To invest in and provide manpower and technical support to businesses that utilize the results of experimental research; 4. Through the above, to contribute solutions to global food and environmental problems as well as to the stable supply of agricultural, forestry, and fishery products and resources. Key projects: l Biological Nitrification Inhibition (BNI) International Consortium https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/program/program_a/bni l Fertility sensing and variety amelioration for rice yield (FY VARY) Project https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/satreps
Areas of activity: 
research and development
Technology and Innovation
Global Food Systems
forestry and fisheries
Focus of Capacity Development: