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FFTC signs MOU with MARDI

FFTC Director Dr. Yu-Tsai Huang and Datuk Dr. Sharif Bin Haron, Director General of the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with both parties agreeing to strengthen, facilitate, promote and develop scientific and technological cooperation in the areas of agriculture on the basis of equality and mutual benefit. The agreement includes the encouragement of joint research and development projects, capacity and institution building through training, program, workshops, etc., dissemination of information on scientific, technical and economic matters concerning agriculture and other forms of cooperation to be determined and mutually agreed upon by both parties.

 

Dr. Takenaka attends the 49th JSRMP annual meeting

FFTC Deputy Director, Dr. Akio Takenaka recently attended the 49th annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Rumen Metabolism and Physiology (JSRMP) at Baji-Chikusan Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan. Established in 1990, JRSMP aims to contribute to the development of the basic and applied research in the production of ruminant animals.  Photo shows from (L to R) Dr. Tokumi Shinkai, NARO presentor, Dr. Makoto Mitsumori, NARO Chairman of JSRMP, Dr. Takenaka, Prof. Tatsuo Kobayashi, Hokkaido University, Pres. of JSRMP, Dr. Hisao Itabashi, former Pres. of JSRMP, Dr. Satoshi Koike, Associate Prof of Hokkaido University, and Dr. Yoshiaki Izaike, OB of NILGS.

 

FFTC, NARO and JIRCAS joined forces for Japan workshop on GHG and livestock production

The satellite international workshop on "Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases and Adaptation to Climate Change in Livestock Production Systems" Photo shows (clockwise) Dr. Takashi Nagai, Head of International Relations, NARO, Dr. Akio Takenaka,, FFTC Deputy Director, Dr. Satoshi Tobita, Program Director of JIRCAS and Indonesian professor Dr. Agung Purnomaodi of Diponegoro University, Indonesia.