Institute of Agricultural Machinery, NARO

NARO International symposium - A new approach from the field of machine and information research towards the realization of sustainable agriculture

-Promoting international collaboration in smart agriculture research with the view of international standardization-


Smart agriculture research is being actively pursued around the world to dramatically improve agricultural productivity and to realize sustainable agriculture. In order to expand smart agriculture technology originated in Japan widely overseas, it is important to promote research and development with an awareness of international standardization. Therefore, in this symposium, conducting of effective & efficient research and international collaboration will be discussed through lectures by experts from each country. The scope of lectures would be regarding the current status of smart agriculture research related to agricultural machinery and information in Europe, Asia and Japan as well as about the commonalization and standardization of technologies with the view of international standardization.


National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)

Date and time

November 22, 2019 (Fri) 13 : 00 - 17 : 05


Tsukuba International Congress Center (Hall 200)
2-20-3, Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0032


English (Simultaneously translated into Japanese)


(Lecture title is subject to change)
Keynote Lecture Community based precision agriculture
(Honorary professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
Lecture 1 Biomechatronics: Fusion of technology and biology towards the improvement of food production
Dr. Josse de Baerdemaekere
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Lecture 2 Preparation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Korea and prospects of smart agriculture
Dr. Rhee, Joong-Yong
(Seoul National University)
Lecture 3 R & D trends in smart agriculture
Tomokazu YOSHIDA
(Institute of Agricultural Machinery, NARO)
Lecture 4 Agricultural information research efforts at NARO
(Research Center for Agricultural Information Technology, NARO)
Lecture 5 About international standardization in recent agricultural machine inspections
Dr. Sandro Liberatori
(National Agency for Agricultural Mechanization)
Lecture 6 International standardization promotion strategy of NARO
(International standardization promotion section, Intellectual Property Department, NARO)

Participation fees



200 persons


Please register using the NARO symposium Online registration form before November 15 (Fri).

For inquiry

Institute of Agricultural Machinery, NARO
Yoshiyuki KAWASE, International Specialist, Strategic supervision & Strategy promotion section /
Yukari KATAOKA, Research evaluation specialist, Planning Office, Department of Planning
TEL : 048-654-7125 (Kawase) / 048-654-7029 (Kataoka)
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