Events

NARO International Symposium 2014 : New Era of Sweetpotato Research in East Asia

- 6th Japan -China- Korea Sweetpotato Workshop -

Updated:August 21, 2014 (Thursday)

Organizer: NARO Kyushu Okinawa Agricultural Research Center (NARO/KARC)
                 NARO Institute of Crop Science (NICS)

 It has been 100 years passed since the first breeding cross of sweetpotato had been practiced in Okinawa, Japan in 1914. During these past 100 years sweetpotato has been significantly improved and has contributed to agriculture, industry and economy in the East Asian countries. In this symposium, recent activities, current status and future prospects of sweetpotato research will be shared and discussed by all the participants from China, Korea and Japan. The organizing committee sincerely hopes this symposium will encourage the further development of East Asia by promoting sweetpotato research activity in this area.

Program (tentative)

Friday, November 28, 2014

09:30 Registration
10:30 Opening remarks:
President of NARO
Director General of NARO/KARC
President of the Trilateral Research Association of Sweetpotato
10:45 Session 1 : Keynote lectures “Sweetpotato in East Asia: past progresses and future prospects”
Qingchang Liu (China Agricultural University, China)
Sang-Soo Kwak (Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Korea)
Yasuhiro Takahata (NARO, Japan)
13:15 Session 2 : Genetic Resources and Breeding
Daifu Ma (Institute of Sweetpotao Research, CAAS, China)
Kenji Katayama (NARO, Japan)
Akira Kobayashi (NARO, Japan)
2-3 other speakers will make presentations.
15:00 Session 3 : Cultivation, Physiology and Local reports
Kei Shimonishi (Kagoshima Prefectural Institute for Agricultural Development, Japan)
Osamu Jahana (Okinawa Prefectural Agriculture Research Center, Japan)
Takayuki Suzuki (NARO, Japan)
3-4 other speakers will make presentations.
18:30 Evening free talk session

 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

09:00 Session 4 : Biotechnology and Genomics
Jae Cheol Jeong (Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Korea)
Yun-Hee Kim (Gyeongsang National University, Korea)
Makoto Tahara (Okayama University, Japan)
Sachiko Isobe (Kazusa DNA Research Institute, Japan)
Masaru Tanaka (NARO, Japan)
2-3 other speakers will make presentations.
10:30 Session 5 : Poster Session
13:15 Session 6 : Pest Control
Katsuya Ichinose (NARO, Japan)
Yoshihiro Okada (NARO, Japan)
3-4 other speakers will make presentations.
15:00 Session 7 : Functionality, Crop Quality and Processing
Kanefumi Kitahara (Kagoshima University, Japan)
Yoshiyuki Nakamura (NARO, Japan)
Kazunori Sasaki (NARO, Japan)
2-3 other speakers will make presentations.
16:45 General Discussion
(General assembly of the Trilateral Research Association of Sweetpotato)
17:10 Closing remark
Director of Department of Research Planning and Coordination of NARO/KARC

 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

09:00 - 17:00

On-site workshop

 

For details, please contact the secretariat: narosympo2014@ml.affrc.go.jp

Corporate Number 7050005005207