Research on technology development for improving feed self-sufficiency


The international peer review meeting aims to provide an independent assessment of the research programs of NARO based on the scientific quality, originality and direction from the view point of overseas reviewers, and to make an overall evaluation on the potential impact of the research results to the food and agriculture industry. For FY2017, three ongoing research programs, namely, plant protection, animal husbandry, and biological function were evaluated. The research program on animal husbandry focused on the theme "Research on technology development for improving feed self-sufficiency in Japan".


Time and Date

September 20 (Wed), 2017
9:30am ~ 16:30 pm


Tsukuba Business-Academia Cooperation Support Center
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Peer Reviewers

  • Dr. Jong Geun Kim, Assistant Professor, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
  • Mr. Keith Betteridge, Agricultural Research Scientist (Retired), New Zealand
  • Dr. Ron Ronimus, Senior Research Scientist, AgResearch, New Zealand

Review Process

The peer review is carried out by evaluating the scientific quality, originality and specific direction of the research project, and applicability of the research results to the food and agriculture industry. Each research project is evaluated with the following rating. S: high quality and no revision needed; A: good quality and minor revision needed, B: fair quality and moderate revision needed, C: fair quality and major revision needed, D: poor quality and a complete rewrite needed. Additionally, the peer reviewers provide rating, comments, suggestions and recommendations for each research project and the entire research program.

Research Projects

  • Project 1-1: Preparation of high quality whole crop rice silage made from cultivars with high sugar content and high digestibility
  • Project 1-2: Domestic production of rice, corn, and soybean for feed to reduce imported feed grain
  • Project 1-3: Grass and forage crop breeding suited for Japanese climate
  • Project 2-1: Grazing technology of beef cattle for abandoned agricultural lands
  • Project 2-2: Development of dairy cattle grazing technology adapted to the climate of Japan
  • Project 3-1: Control of rumen fermentation in dairy cows for improving feed efficiency
  • Project 3-2: Improvement of nitrogen utilization efficiency by synchronizing ruminal supply of feed energy and protein in dairy cows
  • Project 3-3: Manure management for greenhouse gas mitigation

Peer Review Report