Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation Ministry of Agriculture

A delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation headed by Deputy Minister Evgeny Gromyko and representative of the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Japan visited the NARO Headquarters on May 10, 2018. The delegation met and held discussions with Dr. Kazuo Kyuma (NARO President), Dr. Atsuro Matsuda (Vice-President for International Collaboration, Intellectual Property, Public Relations) and Dr. Hiroki Hazumi (Vice-President for General Affairs). An overview of smart agriculture was presented by Dr. Mitsuru Hachiya and Dr. Kazunobu Hayashi of the Institute of Agricultural Machinery (IAM/NARO). The delegation also visited the IAM Tsukuba campus for demonstration on unmanned robot tractor and exchange of opinions with researchers.