Central Region Agricultural Research Center, NARO

Message

The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) embarked on the 4th Medium-Term Plan from April 2016. As one of the regional research centers of NARO, the Central Region Agricultural Research Center (CARC) has been designated as the frontline in pursuing research towards the sustainable development of agriculture and dissemination of results, particularly in the central area of Japan encompassing the Kanto, Tokai, and Hokuriku regions.

In recent years, agricultural systems in the Kanto, Tokai, and Hokuriku regions have undergone major changes due to the expansion of various agricultural activities and diversification of management practices. Amidst this scenario, we have developed many advanced agricultural technologies and strategies that are currently used in these regions, and provide the platform for further technological innovations. Our mission is to promote the development of useful technologies, new crop cultivars, and practical knowledge that will contribute to the needs and expectations of farmers and consumers.

To achieve this goal, we are pursuing research initiatives targeting urgent issues facing the agricultural sector and providing technical assistance and on-site demonstrations, in cooperation with researchers involved in farm management, crop production, weed control, farming mechanization, soil diagnosis and improvement, pest and disease control, mitigation of damage caused by wildlife, crop breeding etc. We will promote the effective management of agricultural productivity and the advancement of agriculture in local communities through comprehensive research towards a sustainable food and agriculture for the future.

Masaki UMEMOTO
Director-General
Central Region Agricultural Research Center, NARO

Corporate Number 7050005005207