The Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NARO (NIAES) is the core institute of the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) which emphasize basic studies and research meant to ensure the safety of agricultural production environments. Research focuses on assessing risk in agricultural environments and developing risk management technologies, elucidating the structure of agricultural ecosystems in order to develop technologies to manage natural cycles, and fundamental studies to help elucidate the functions of agricultural ecosystems.
Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NARO
The MARCO E-book, a collection of 15 selected reviews and research papers presented at the MARCO-FFTC Joint International Workshop held in Tsukuba, October 2013, entitled "Benefits and Risks of Genetically Modified Food Crops in Asia" is now available online. The E-book is a compilation of overviews and discussions about the development and cultivation of genetically modified crops with wide horizons as presented by researchers from Asia including India, Indonesia, Thailand, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan, as well as researchers from the Netherlands, USA and Australia. The E-book is available here.
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Free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) is a unique experimental platform to investigate impacts of elevated CO2 concentration on vegetation and ecosystem under open-field conditions. In the Tsukuba FACE facility, we cultivate rice under the CO2 concentration expected approximately 50 years later. For more details on the Tsukuba FACE facility click here.