Joint Research

Pilot projects selected for the 2017 Japan-Israel Cooperation in Agricultural Research

The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) is implementing 4 research projects in collaboration with Israel's Agricultural Research Organization (ARO) as part of the "Japan-Israel Cooperation in Agricultural Research 2017" which has been established by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MOARD) of Israel. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was concluded between NARO and ARO in March 2017. The research collaboration focusing on "crop irrigation technologies and practices with water of different qualities and its environmental effects" will be conducted by NARO's Institute of Vegetable and Floriculture Science (NIVFS) and Institute for Rural Engineering (NIRE) and ARO's Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences.

Research Topic
NARO Representative
Israel Counterpart
Irrigation of protected crops during their initial growth using dynamic evapotranspiration estimates and its effect on yield Dr. Yasunaga Iwasaki
Production Technology Unit Leader
Division of Vegetable Production System
Institute of Vegetable and Floriculture Science, NARO
Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center
Treatment, use and impact of wastewater of different quality in agriculture Dr. Koji Hamada
Principal Researcher
Soil Physics and Irrigation Unit
Division of Agricultural Environment Engineering
Institute for Rural Engineering, NARO
Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center
Impact of irrigation with water of different qualities and other agricultural environment: mutual local concerns in Israel and Japan Dr. Nobuyuki Kijima
Senior Researcher
Production Environment Unit
Division of Vegetable Production System
Institute of Vegetable and Floriculture Science, NARO
Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center
Improving the water use efficiency of on-surface and subsurface drip and OPSIS irrigation by Soil-Plant-Atmosphere-Dependent Design and Scheduling Dr. Hidekazu Sasaki
Leaf and Root Vegetable Unit Leader
Division of Vegetable Production System
Institute of Vegetable and Floriculture Science, NARO
Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center





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