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18 July, 2012
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 Introduction of NFRI

Mission

  National Food Research Institute was established as the Rice Utilization Laboratory in 1934. It is part of the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) through its merger with the National Institute for Rural Engineering on April 1, 2006. NFRI is implementing wide-ranging research on food science and technology based on the mid-term plan for NARO for FY2006 to 2010. NFRI is executing mission-oriented research programs that contribute to a healthier and enriched life, a secure supply of safe food, and technical innovation in agriculture and food industries. The research programs include clarification and utilization of functional properties of foods, development of innovative technologies for food distribution and processing, development of techniques to ensure food safety, and development of technologies for biomass conversion.

Medium Term Plan for Research (2006-2010)

1. Utilization of Functional Properties of Foods
1-1. Clarify the functional properties of food and agricultural products and their utilization for a healthy life.
1-2. Develop methods to utilize and control the functional properties in agriculture and food industries.
2. Innovative Technologies for Food Distribution and Processing
2-1. Develop distribution technologies to satisfy environmental needs.
2-2. Develop novel food-manufacturing techniques.
2-3. Determine biological functions of molecules, cells and microorganisms and apply biotechnologies to the food industry.
2-4. Develop fundamental and sophisticated food analysis and evaluation methods.
3. Techniques to Ensure Food Safety
3-1. Develop simple, rapid, and sensitive methods for detecting hazards.
3-2. Establish systems to ensure the reliability of analytical data.
3-3. Develop techniques to control biological pests of foods.
3-4. Develop techniques to control chemical hazards.
3-5. Develop techniques to ensure food quality in distribution and consumption stages.
4. Biomass Conversion
4-1. Develop utilization and recycling technologies of food waste.

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mark Joint research with private enterprises, various public corporations, and local governmental agencies
mark Research entrusted to the Institute by private enterprises, various public corporations, and local government agencies, and research entrusted to other organizations or bodies by the Institute on specific aspects of the Institute's projects
mark Acceptance of trainees from private enterprises, various public organizations, and local governmental agencies, and of researchers with special status and post-doctorate fellows
mark Cooperation with international organizations, such as the United Nations University, and exchange of researchers through fellowship programs and bilateral cooperation arrangements
mark International and national seminars, workshops and symposia on a variety of topics including food-related research
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