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Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) is an incorporated administrative agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan. It is the sole national institute in Japan that undertakes comprehensive research on agriculture, forestry and fisheries technology in developing regions.

Aiming at technology improvement in developing regions including Africa, JIRCAS conducts a wide range of collaborative research projects with national research centers, universities and international research centers in the region, in cooperation with related institutions in Japan including JICA. JIRCAS is acknowledged as a key partner and the focal point institution in Japan by CGIAR which supports IRRI and AfricaRice.


Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
1-1, Ohwashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8686, Japan
Telephone +81-29-838-6313
Facsimile +81-29-838-6316

Tropical Agriculture Research Front
1091-1, Maezato-Kawarabaru, Ishigaki, Okinawa 907-0002, Japan
Telephone +81-980-82-2306
Facsimile +81-980-82-0614


Code Title Country
GH-14 Development of low-input rice cultivation system in floodplains in Africa Ghana
NG-19 The Study on the Development of the Efficient use and Recycling of Water Resources Nigeria
NG-20 Improvement of Drought and Submergence Tolerance of Rice in Africa, including NERICA Nigeria