Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) is an incorporated administrative agency affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan. JIRCAS is Japan’s sole national institute that undertakes research for technological advancement of agriculture, forestry and fisheries and related sectors in developing regions. It aims to contribute solutions to global food and environmental challenges, and to ensure the stable supply of agricultural, forestry and fishery products and resources. JIRCAS also conducts information analysis to interpret ongoing trends that may be relevant to agriculture and farming systems.