Global Initiatives

NARO-ARO International Symposium

Japan-Israel Cooperation in Agricultural Research: Accelerating Implementation by Intercultural Collaboration


The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) and Agricultural Research Organization (ARO) of Israel will jointly hold an international symposium in line with the midterm of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) International Collaborative Research pilot project. This symposium will focus on acceleration of agricultural research and the exit strategy by sharing social implementation cases in agricultural sector of Israell, discoveries, experiences from international collaborative activities, and possibility of collaboration between the two countries in the future. The symposium will include oral and poster presentations in English.


  • National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan
  • Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Israel

Date and Time

Tue, March 26, 2019
13:00 - 16:30


International Conference Hall, Tsukuba Center for Institutes
Address: 2-20-5 Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan


12:30 - 13:00 Registration
13:00 - 13:10 Welcome remarks on behalf of Dr. Atsuro MATSUDA, NARO Vice-President by Dr. Yoshiteru SAKATA Institute Director-General of Vegetable and Floriculture Science, NARO
13:10 - 13:15 Opening address
Mr. Arieh ROSEN, Attache for Culture and Science Affairs, Embassy of Israel in Japan
13:15 - 13:25 Group Photo
Part 1: Lectures and Presentations
13:25 - 14:05 R&D exit strategies and implementation of research results
Dr. Miriam ALTSTEIN, Director, Academic Affairs and International Collaboration, ARO
14:10 - 14:25 Ingenuity to overcome the struggle due to differences 1
Ms. Hiromi SMITH, President & CEO, Sun Hope International Co Ltd
14:30 - 14:45 Ingenuity to overcome the struggle due to differences 2
Mr. Fujio TAGAWA, Netafim Japan Co Ltd
14:45 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 15:15 Development of alternative water resources
Dr. Daniel KURTZMAN (Inst. Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, ARO)
15:15 - 15:30 Outline and expectation of International Collaborative Research Pilot Project between NARO and ARO
Dr. Yasunaga IWASAKI (Institute of Vegetable and Floriculture Science, NARO)
15:30 - 15:45 Irrigation with treated waste water - Pros and Cons
Dr. Asher BAR-TAL (Inst. Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, ARO)
Part 2: Networking and Poster Session
15:45 - 16:30 Poster Session


Attendance is free. Maximum number of 100 participants. Pre-registration is required. Participants are requested to hand-in a name/business card at the symposium reception desk.


Please register using the NARO symposium online registration form here. For those who wish to present a poster, please register on or before March 15 (Fri) so that a board can be reserved for your poster.


NARO International Relations Office
Tel: 029-838-8285