International conflicts and the COVID-19 pandemic have heightened food anxiety around the world, and people are increasingly concerned about "food security" and "healthy food".
In December 2022, NARO will hold the second online international symposium focusing on "Food and Health". We will share research results and initiatives by research institutes and private companies around the world that continue to pursue the realization of "food security and health, " and aim to strengthen international collaboration in order to accelerate every activity from R&D to social implementation, and business development.
The symposium will consist of a keynote session and two discipline-specific sessions. In the "pitch" of each session, we will introduce distinctive initiatives by companies, networks, etc., and aim to match R&D needs. The aims of each session are as follow:
Ministry of Agriculture,Forestry and Fisheries,
Wageningen University & Research (WUR),
National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, France (INRAE),
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,
Science and Technology Department, Embassy of France in Japan
English(Simultaneous interpretation in Japanese)
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 => Extension until January 12, 2023.
Please register using the Online registration form here.
We will announce how to join the symposium after registration is received.
* Archive distribution available.
NARO 2nd International Symposium on Food and Health
Global Food Security and Human Health
- Toward Transforming the Food System with Advanced Technology - (PDF)
Click pictures and blue letter for the speakers’ profiles, summary of lectures/pitch presentations
Rick van de Zedde
NTT AgriTechnology Corporation
International Project on Global Warming Mitigation Measures
Ingeborg de Wolf
* Please note that the program is subject to change without notice.
12 December 2022 (11-12 December 2022, USA)
Session I: A food production system that fully utilizes data to balance production and the environment
Session Leader: YANO Masahiro, Senior Executive Scientist, NARO
Transformation into a food production system that achieves both productivity and environmental conservation through state-of-the-art technology
Session II: Building a sustainable food system that supplies healthy food
Session Leader: GOTO Kazuhisa, the Liaison Scientist in the Netherlands/Development Strategy Center (NDSC), NARO
Building a sustainable food system that can provide people with truly healthy meals at all times