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ICREA 1st Open Seminar in AY2019
Next 4 Billion
Lessons Learned and Future Directions in Ag R&D

Uploaded Date: 2019-06-27


Date 10 July, 2019 (WED) 13:00-14:30
Venue Lecture Room, ITbM building 1st floor, Nagoya University
Speaker Manabu Ishitani
Agrobiodiversity Research Area,
International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Language Japanese (slide is written in English)

More than 70% of 4 billion low-income layer in the world, called base of the economic pyramid (BOP), are thought to be small-scale farmers in developing countries. The environment surrounding this small-scale farmers has undergone remarkable changes in recent years. Urbanization and changes in eating habits due to growth of the middle-income class. This is a new growth opportunity for the agricultural sector in developing countries.
That is, it is a shift from "agriculture as a way of life" to "agriculture as a business." This transformation is rapidly progressing from agricultural production to consumption in developing countries through the introduction of ICT and IoT technologies such as smart phones. In this seminar I would like to introduce the challenges and prospects in Ag R&D from the efforts undertaken by the International Tropical Agriculture Center in Colombia, South America.


Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM)
International Center for Research and Education in Agriculture (ICREA)


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