Date of SigningSeptember 28, 2016
Place of Signing3-1-1 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8517, Japan
The MOU for research collaboration between the National Institute for Agricultural Research of France (INRA) and NARO was officially signed in a ceremony held on September 28, 2016 at the Tsukuba Agriculture Research Hall of the NARO Headquarters. The signatories included Dr. Robert Habib, head of INRA International Affairs, NARO President Dr. Tokio Imbe and NARO Vice-President for Research Collaboration, Mr. Kazumasa Shioya. A seminar focusing on the operational policy, operational procedures, and research policies covering agriculture, food, bio-technology, and environmental sectors of the National Institute for Agricultural Research of France (INRA) was also presented by Dr. Habib. The signing ceremony and seminar were attended by the NARO Executive Board, Director-Generals of NARO institutes and research centers, Mr. Cedric Guillerme of the Office for Science and Technology, Embassy of France in Japan, and Dr. Takehiro Okubo, Director for International Research of the Agriculture, Foresty and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat, MAFF.