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Announcement of Awardees of the 2023 (The 17th) 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 17th, 2023 at U Thant International Conference 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*1, Gender, Nationality)
Institute*2  Research Achievement
Dr. Khalisanni KHALID
(37, Male, Malaysian)
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
(Malaysia)
Development of Nanofertilizer using Flexible Nanoparticle Catalysis Technology
Dr. Avijit GHOSH
(30, Male, Indian)
ICAR-Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute(IGFRI) (India) Development and Evaluation of Ecofriendly Soil Health Management Strategies for Semi-arid and Sub-humid Region of India
Dr. Martin Paul
Jr. TABE-OJONG
(30, Male, Cameroonian)
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) (the United States) Improving Smallholder Commercialization and Reducing Poverty through the Adoption of Improved Crop Varieties in Africa


*1 Age is as of January 1, 2023
*2 Institute is as of the time of application.

*The awardees of the 2021(The 15th) Japan Award would also invite since the awarding ceremony of the 2021 (The 15th) was implemented by on-line due to the COVID-19.
2021(The 15th) Outline of Research Achievement

3. Date and Place of the Awarding Ceremony

(1) Date

Tuesday, November 17th, 2023

Registration opens               9:30

Awarding ceremony           10:00 - 10:50

Lectures by the awardees   10:55 - 11:40

Congratulatory reception    11:45 - 12:30

(2) Place

U Thant International Conference Hall
(United Nations University 3F, 5-53-70 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001)

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 16th 2023 at 17:00.



5. To The Press

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

6. JIRCAS International Symposium 2023

JIRCAS International Symposium 2023 “Innovations to enhance the resilience of tropical forests and sustainability of the forest industry” will be held at the same venue from 13:30 on the same day. If you would like to participate, please apply at the following URL.

Japanese:
English:

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

Japanese:
English:


7. Other

<Reference>
For the announcement of the 2023 (The 17th) Japan Award, please click the following link.
//artbata.com/kokusaikenkyu/japan_award_230123.htm

For information about previous awardees, please click the following link.
//artbata.com/kokusaikenkyu/young_foreigner_researcher_e.htm

<Attachment>
2023(The 17th) Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers(PDF : 157KB)

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