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Announcement of winners of the 2018 (The 12th) Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) and the Award Ceremony

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has decided this year's winners of the Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award). The award ceremony will be held on November 6th, 2018 at U Thant International Conference Hall, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan.
The ceremony is open to the public. Cameras are permitted.

1.Overview

This annual award started in 2007, and is organized by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC), MAFF, Japan. Its purpose is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing regions. Up to three young researchers who showed outstanding performance and research achievements that might lead to future innovation are commended with the award.

The winners will be bestowed a testimonial by the Chairman of the AFFRC during the commendation ceremony and will also receive a cash prize of US$5,000 (MOTAI-JIRCAS Award*).
For more information about the 2018 (The 12th) Award, please see the attached file.

* Mr. Shigeru MOTAI is a former Chairman of the AFFRC and the donor of this award. This award is supported by the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS). 

2. Awardees

 Name
(Age*, Gender, Nationality)
Institute  Research Achievement
Andry ANDRIAMANANJARA
(38, Male, Malagasy)
University of Antananarivo (Madagascar) Organic matter dynamics in agroecosystems of Madagascar and its effective use for crop production
Farah Fazwa Md Ariff 
(38, Female, Malaysian)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia(Malaysia) Production of high quality planting materials of popular herbal species in Malaysia, Labisia pumila
Jinyong ZHANG(章晋勇)
(37,Male,Chinese)
Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences(China) Study on diverse micro-organisms responsible for fatal parasitic disease outbreaks in farmed freshwater fish, and development of biology-based preventative measures against the diseases
* Age is as of January 1, 2018

3.Date and Place of the Commendation Ceremony

(1)Date
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
Registration opens                  9:30
Awarding ceremony               10:00 - 10:35
Speeches by the awardees     10:50 - 11:35
Congratulatory reception        11:45 - 13:00

(2)Place
 U Thant International Conference Hall, United Nations University
 (5–53–70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan)


4.Registration

This event is free of charge. To register, please click the following link to JIRCAS's website to access the online registration page.
Registration deadline is Monday, October 29th, 2018 at 17:00.

<Registration> Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) Website

5.To The Press

Please register online at JIRCAS's website. The procedure is the same as "4.Registration".
We will prepare seats for the press, but the number of these dedicated seats is limited.  If the seats are full, we kindly ask for your understanding for taking the same seats as other guests without assigned seating.

6.Others

JIRCAS International Symposium 2018 "Women in Fisheries: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Contributions to Research and Industry" will be held on the same date at the same venue.
Please register online at JIRCAS's website. The procedure is the same as "4.Registration".

For detailed information about this symposium, please refer to the following link.
<Detailed Information> JIRCAS Website

<Reference>
For the announcement of the 2018 (The 12th) Japan Award, please click the following link.
Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) 2018

For information about previous awardees, please click the following link.
Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) 

<Attachment>
Outline of the 2018 (The 12th) Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researcher (Japan Award)(PDF : 113KB)

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