International Visitors

Thailand BIOTEC Executive Director visit to promote NARO-NSTDA collaboration

A delegation from Thailand's National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) headed by the Executive Director, Dr. Somvong Tragoonrung visited the NARO Headquarters on February 5, 2018 and met with Dr. Akihiro Sasaki (NARO Senior Vice President), Dr. Nori Kurata (VP for Research Promotion II), Dr. Toshio Ohtani (VP for Research Promotion III), Dr. Masahiro Yano (Director-General of Inst. of Crop Science) and Dr. Takashi Nagai (Head of International Relations Office) to promote collaboration between Thailand's National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and NARO. BIOTEC is one of the 5 research organizations under NSTDA. The delegation also visited the NARO Genebank and held discussions with researchers from the Genetic Resources Center, Inst. of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS) and Inst. of Vegetable and Floriculture Science (NIVFS). The BIOTEC delegation included Dr. Sithichoke Tangphatsornruang (Director of Genome Technology Research Unit) and Dr. Chalermpol Kirdmanee (Head of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratory).




World Vegetable Center Director General

The Director General of the World Vegetable Center, Dr. Marco Wopereis visited the NARO Headquarters on January 31, 2018 and met with NARO President, Dr. Tokio Imbe and Vice President for Research Collaboration, Mr. Kazumasa Shioya. Dr. Wopereis also gave a talk aimed at establishing research collaboration with NARO. The World Vegetable Center is an international nonprofit institute for research on vegetable production and consumption in the developing world. It is previously known as the Asian Vegetable Research Development Center (AVRDC) based in Taiwan. Dr. Wopereis also visited the Tsukuba Plant Factory and met with Dr. Kunihiko Okada, Director of the Division of Vegetable Production System of the Institute of Vegetable and Floriculture Science, NARO.




Executive Director of the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC)

The Executive Director of the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), Dr. Baidya Nath Mahto, and the Joint Secretary of the Food Security, Agri-Business Promotion and Environment Division, Ministry of Agricultural Development, Mr. Suresh Babu Tiwari visited the NARO Headquarters on January 17, 2018 and met with NARO President, Dr. Tokio Imbe, and NARO Vice President, Dr. Tsukasa Nagamine. The visit was in conjunction with the PGRAsia Project in which Nepal is an active collaborator. Discussions on germplasm exhange and other matters related to the PGRAsia were also held at the NARO Genetic Resources Center.




Executive board of the Danish Technological Institute (DTI)

The executive board of the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) headed by the President and CEO, Mr. Soren Stjernqvist visited the NARO Headquarters on January 16, 2018 and met with Mr. Kazumasa Shioya (Vice President for Research Collaboration), Dr. Toshio Ohtani (Vice President for Research Promotion III), Dr. Koh-ichi Kadowaki (NIAS Director General), and Dr. Hiroshi Nabetani (NFRI Director General). DTI is a leading research and technology company in Denmark that aims to promote the competitiveness of Danish firms in production, materials, life science, agrotechnology etc. in the European and global market.




Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences Islamic Republic of Iran

The Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences Islamic Republic of Iran, Prof. Mohammad Shahedi Baqkhandan visited the NARO Headquarters on January 16, 2018 and met with and met with NARO President Tokio Imbe and Vice-President Kazumasa Shioya. He also visited the Tsukuba Agriculture Research Hall and the NARO Food Research Institute. Prof. Baqkhandan discussed research on food safety including measures against acrylamide, mycotoxins and mycotoxygenic fungi with researchers at NFRI.




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