Professor, International Program in Agricultural Development Studies (IPADS), Laboratory of International Agricultural Development Studies, Department of Global Agricultural Sciences
Phone +81 3 5841 0770
<Professional Experience & Education>
|2008:||Research Strategy Office, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)|
|2006:||Leading scientist, Biomass Resources Utilization Team, National Agricultural Research Center|
|2004:||Team leader, Second Integrated Research Team, National Agricultural Research Center|
|1997:||Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS, reorganized from TARC)Adjunct Faculty of the Department of Global Agricultural Sciences, the University of Tokyo|
|1992:||International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT, Colombia)|
|1990:||Tropical Agriculture Research Center (TARC), Min. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishries|
|1985:||International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT, India)|
|1984:||Ph. D., the Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo
JSPS (Japanese Society for Promoting Sciences) Fellow
|1979:||B.S., the Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo|
Plant Science, Soil fertility management, Crop growth model, African agriculture
My major goal is to contribute to the livelihoods of farm households by raising productivity through the removal of the factors restricting the raising of crops in developing countries with harsh environmental conditions. I have sought to elucidate the mechanism of the interspecific and varietal differences as the basic knowledge for breeding in regard to a plant’s ability to obtain nutrients using phosphorus and nitrogen, which are not available form for plants, and the resistance in stressed soils, such as acidic soils and soils with an iron overload.
I am also interested in developing the technology for crop and soil management enabling a direct return to the farmer. Therefore, I am conducting research by selecting the problems from the fields themselves, thoroughly incorporating new technology into the technology systems on-site, and determining what is useful.
Geographically, I have focused on India and South America, but over the past 10 years have concentrated on Africa. This research was conducted in association with an international laboratory affiliated with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). I also wish to be actively involved with issues of agricultural technology at the field or farm level in Japan.