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Announcement of awardees of the 2021 (The 15th) 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). Considering the current situation under the COVID-19 pandemic, the awarding ceremony will be broadcasted through YouTube on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021.

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 motivate young researchers who engage in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing regions. Up to three young researchers are commended with the awards for their outstanding performance and research achievements.

The chairman of the AFFRC bestows testimonials on the winners. They also win “MOTAI-JIRCAS Award*” of USD5,000 per capita.

For more information Award, please see the attached file.

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

2. Awardees

Name
(Age*, Gender, Nationality)
Institute  Research Achievement
Sahadev SHARMA
(39, Male, Indian)
University of Malaya (Malaysia) Mangrove forest blue carbon research for effective nature-based solutions to mitigate climate change in Asia Pacific region
Hala GAMAL ALI ALI EL DAOUS
(30, Female, Egyptian)
Benha University (Egypt) Establishment of a novel diagnostic test for Bovine leukaemia virus infection using direct filter PCR
James Seutra KABA
(38, Male, Ghanaians)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) Nitrogen nutrition of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) in intercropping systems with gliricidia (Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Kunth ex Walp.)


* Age is as of January 1, 2021

3. Awarding ceremony

Date: 15:00 - 17:00 (JST), Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
Program: Opening, remarks, congratulatory remarks, selection process report, lectures by awardees (includes lectures by last year's awardees)

JIRCAS channel on YouTube (Click the following link)
https://youtu.be/l26Q4OOAkoA

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4. Others

<Reference>
For the announcement of the 2021 (The 15th) Japan Award, please click the following link.
http://www.affrc.maff.go.jp/kokusaikenkyu/japan_award_2101.htm

For information about previous awardees, please click the following link.
https://www.affrc.maff.go.jp/kokusaikenkyu/young_foreigner_researcher_e.htm

<Attachment>
Outline of the 2021 (The 15th) Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award)(PDF : 161KB)

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