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JIRCAS-NARO International Symposium on Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Updated:August 7, 2017 (Monday)

  • The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) and the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) are jointly organizing an international symposium on August 31, 2017 (Thursday) in Tsukuba, Japan.
  • This symposium focuses on the activities and outputs of the international research network on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions for mitigating climate change mainly in Japan and Asia.

Overview

Greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector account for about a quarter of global emissions. In order to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the agricultural field, the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) was organized based on agreement of governments. GRA is engaged in international collaborative research and activities to deepen and broaden mitigation research efforts in agricultural sectors involved in livestock, agricultural land, paddy fields etc.

The symposium is organized in conjunction with the 2017 GRA Council meeting which will be held in Tsukuba, Japan on August 29-30, 2017 with participants including the board of directors from around the world, researchers, experts and the general public in Japan, to provide an overview of the GRA research activities mainly focusing on achievements in Japan and Asia.


1.Date and Time: August 31, 2017 (Thu) 9:30~17:15
2. Venue: Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal Tsukuba) Convention Hall 200
2-20-3 Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0032, Japan
3.Program: Details available at http://www.naro.affrc.go.jp/english/events/laboratory/niaes/076487.html
4. Organizers: Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)>
5. Language: English (with simultaneous translation in Japanese)
6. Participation Fee: Free
7. Registration: Register name and contact details of participant at https://pursue.dc.affrc.go.jp/form/fm/jircas/gra on or before Aug 21, 2017 (Mon).

For Inquiries

Organizing Committee:
Dr. Kazuyuki YAGI, Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NARO
E-mail: niaes-GRA@ml.affrc.go.jp

Public Relations:
Dr. Noriko OURA, Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NARO
TEL 029-838-8191 FAX 029-838-8199

Corporate Number 7050005005207