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Announcement of Awardees of the 2022 (The 16th) Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) and the Awarding Ceremony

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has decided this year's awardees of the Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award). The awarding ceremony will be held on November 22nd, 2022 at Hitotsubashi Hall, Tokyo, Japan. The ceremony is open to the public. Cameras are permitted.

1. Overview

Japan Award, organized by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council (AFFRC), MAFF, Japan from 2007, is aim 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
Tovohery RAKOTOSON
(39, Male, Malagasy)
University of Antananarivo (Madagascar) Addressing phosphorus deficiency in rice in Sub-Saharan Africa
Leonardo CRESPO HERRERA
(39, Male, Mexican)
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (Mexico) Genetic improvement of global wheat, including progress for enhancing insect resistance
Athanasia Amanda SEPTEVANI
(37, Female, Indonesian)
Research Center for Chemistry, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) (Indonesia) The Value of Agricultural Waste: Cellulose as a Building Block for Materials


* Age is as of January 1, 2022

Please refer to the following materials for details.
List of 2022 Awardees and Reason for the Award(PDF : 240KB)

3. Date and Place of the Awarding Ceremony

(1) Date

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

Registration opens            930

Awarding ceremony         1000 - 1045

Lectures by the awardees 1055 - 1140

Congratulatory reception  1145 - 1230

(2) Place

Hitotsubashi Hall
(National Center of Sciences Building 2F,2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-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 Friday, November 18th 2022 at 16:00.

https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/event/2022/e20221122_japanaward/entry

5. To The Press

Please register online at JIRCAS's website. The procedure is the same as "4.Registration"

6. JIRCAS International Symposium 2022

JIRCAS International Symposium 2022 "Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Sustainable Food Systems" will be held at the same venue from 13:00 on the same day. If you would like to participate, please apply at the following URL.

Japanese: https://www.jircas.go.jp/ja/symposium/2022/e20221122_jircas/entry
English: https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/symposium/2022/e20221122_jircas/entry

For more information about the symposium, please visit the following URL:

Japanese: https://www.jircas.go.jp/ja/symposium/2022/e20221122_jircas
English: https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/symposium/2022/e20221122_jircas


7. Other

<Reference>
For the announcement of the 2022 (The 16th) Japan Award, please click the following link.
https://www.affrc.maff.go.jp/kokusaikenkyu/japan_award_2201.htm

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

<Attachment>
2022(The 16th) Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers(PDF : 158KB)

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