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NIAS Genebank has devoted itself to cooperate with foreign research institutes to conduct collecting activities, field studies on genetic diversity, multiplication of genetic resources, etc.

Activities

Overseas cooperation in joint field studies and explorations collecting plant genetic resources*1
Fiscal yearRegionTarget crops
2009 Laos solanaceous & cucurbitaceous vegetables
India (Tamil Nadu) Food legumes & their wild relatives (esp. Vigna)
2008 Laos solanaceous & cucurbitaceous vegetables
India (Tamil Nadu) Food legumes & their wild relatives (esp. Vigna)
2007 Laos solanaceous & cucurbitaceous vegetables
South Korea Citrus
Bhutan legumes, millets & sorghum
Xinjiang Uyghur, China fruit trees
India (Tamil Nadu) Millet
2006 Bulgaria clover
Senegal & Guinea African rice
Egypt rice
Xinjiang Uyghur, China fruit trees
Papua New Guinea wild rice & legumes
2005 Myanmar wild rice & solanaceus vegetables
Sakhalin, Russia tartary buckwheat
Vietnam yam
Xinjiang Uyghur, China fruit trees
Papua New Guinea wild rice & legumes
Korea Perilla
2004 Myanmar wild rice
Papua New Guinea wild rice & legumes
Korea Perilla
2003 Pakistan mulberry
Russia & Azerbaijan beat
Turkey fruit trees
Vietnam tea
Korea Perilla
Indonesia sweet potato
2002 Australia wild rice
Myanmar food legumes
Vietnam tea
Korea Perilla
Sri Lanka rice & legumes
Indonesia sweet potato
2001 Myanmar food legumes, Sorghum & other grasses
Sri Lanka rice & legumes
Indonesia sweet potato
Vietnam rice
2000 Italy, France & Spain grasses
Myanmar rice, buckwheat, Job’s tear & elephant foot yam
Vietnam legumes
Sri Lanka rice & legumes
Vietnam rice
1999 Greece Brassica
Myanmar rice
Spain Citrus
Thailand sugarcane
Vietnam rice
1998 Armenia & Georgia fruit trees
Greece wheat & barley
Vietnam rice & Citrus
Chile tomato
1997 Kazakhstan Allium
Thailand tropical fruits
Vietnam rice, Citrus & loquat
The Philippines sweet potato
Chile tomato
1996 Kenya Sorghum
Poland, Czech & Slovakia grasses
Vietnam rice
Vietnam Citrus & vegetables *2
The Philippines sweet potato
Chile tomato
1995 Bulgaria & Greece oat & Medicago
Kenya wild Cucurbitaceae & Solanaceae
Paraguay & Bolivia food legumes
Sri Lanka tea
Turkmenistan & the Caucasus fruit trees *2
Vietnam cultivated and wild rice *2
1994 Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan wild Tulipa & Allium
Pakistan wheat & barley
The Philippines sweet potato
Russia wild relatives of wheat & barley *2
Vietnam taro
Vietnam rice *2
1993 Ecuador & Bolivia root crops
Ghana vegetables & legumes
Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan Allium, Cucumis & food legumes
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan wheat, barley & wild relatives *2
Vietnam rice & legumes
1992 Brazil pineapple
India sesame
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan fruit trees (wild) *2
Madagascar rice
Mexico mulberry
Russia grasses *2
1991 Pakistan cereals & food legumes *2
Poland vegetables
Sri Lanka & Thailand millets
Uruguay & Chile sweet potato & potato
USSR cold temperate grasses
1990 Finland & Sweden Trifolium & timothy
Malaysia food legumes
Morocco & Spain wild Beta
Thailand cultivated and wild rice
1989 Algeria wheat & barley
France & Italy wine grape
Greece wild Tulipa & Allium
Malaysia & Thailand sweet potato
Pakistan cereals & food legumes *2
1988 Argentine alfalfa
India sugarcane, tea & mulberry
Indonesia rice
Indonesia Citrus *2
Nepal Rhododendron & Lilium
1987 Italy, Greece & Israel fruit trees
Morocco & Syria wheat & barley
Nepal food legumes
Nigeria vegetables
Papua New Guinea root crops & banana *2
1986 Indonesia & Thailand Citrus *2
Morocco, Portugal & Spain grasses
Papua New Guinea root crops *2
Peru & Ecuador wild Solanum & Ipomoea
Tanzania millets, sesame & sorghum
Thailand rice & vegetables
1985 Argentine groundnut & maize
Italy, Hungary & Yugoslavia wheat barley, & wild relatives
Nepal cereals, fruit trees & vegetables *2
Papua New Guinea sweet potato & sugarcane
Taiwan fruit trees
Thailand soybean
1984 Brunei & Nepal cereals, fruit trees & vegetables *2
India, Thailand & Indonesia tea
Korea azuki bean & cowpea
New Zealand rush & forage crops
N. America wine grape
Thailand & Malaysia Citrus *2
1983 Bangladesh cultivated & wild rice
Indonesia soybean
Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru & Bolivia tomato, bell pepper & pumpkin
Thailand & the Philippines elephant foot yam
Turkey & Egypt wheat & barley
1982 Italy & France Italian ryegrass
1981 Ivory Coast, Nigeria & India rice & sorghum
1980 Holland & Poland beat & potato
1979 USA, Columbia & Venezuela warm temperate grasses, sweet potato & quinoa
1978 Nepal & India legumes & leaf vegetables
1977 Italy & Hungary rice
Spain & Italy vegetables
1976 Peru & Mexico potato & maize
1975 India Citrus
  • *1 All joint field studies and explorations collecting genetic resources have been and will be prepared in cooperation with the counterpart countries settling mutual agreement and done respecting and observing international terms and national rules. Genetic resources collected were divided into two subsets: one for conservation in the countries and another introduced into Japan under a MTA with the providing countries.
  • *2 These were joint explorations finantially supported by the Bioversity International (IBPGR/IPGRI formerly).
International symposium, workshops, seminars, etc. held by NIAS on genetic resources
DateSubject
October 18, 2011 The 15th NIAS International Workshop on Genetic Resources:
Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific: Impacts and Future Directions Proceedings
September 14-17, 2009 The 14th NIAS International Workshop on Genetic Resources: Genetic Resources and Comparative Genomics of Legumes (Glycine and Vigna)
Proceedings (Contents): Glycine Genetic Resources Vigna Genetic Resources Genetic and Molecular Analysis of Soybean Genome Asian Vigna Genome Research Genetic Transformation of Vigna Species: Current Status and Future Prospectives Present State and Prospect of Soybean Production and Soybean Breeding in Japan Present Status and Future Perspectives of Glycine and Vigna in India Interspecific Hybridization of Vigna radiata x 13 wild Vigna Species Present Status and Future Perspectives of Glycine and Vigna in Thailand Status of Glycine and Vigna in the Lao PDR Present Status and Future Perspectives of Soybean Production in Indonesia Status and Future Perspectives of Vigna (Mungbean and Azuki bean) Production and Research in China Azuki Bean Cultivation in Hokkaido and Breeding at Tokachi Agr. Exp. Station Genetic Diversity and Its Use in Soybean Brown Stem Rot and Phytophthora Stem Rot: Limiting Factors in Azuki Bean Production Breeding Soybean Cyst Nematode Resistant Azuki Bean using Wild Vigna Germplasm
August 23-25, 2005 The 13th NIAS International Workshop on Genetic Resources: Rice Genome and Plant Genetic Resources (NIAS/SABRAO) Proceedings
October 11-14, 2004 The 12th NIAS International Workshop on Genetic Resources: Agricultural Microorganisms (EPOCHAL TSUKUBA, Tsukuba, Japan) Proceedings
September 24-26, 2003 The 11th NIAS International Workshop on Genetic Resources: The Genus Oryza Proceedings
December 11-12, 2002 The 10th NIAS International Workshop on Genetic Resources: Genetic Present Status and Genetic Variability of Animal Genetic Resources in Asian Region (NIAS, Tsukuba, Japan) Proceedings
May 26-27, 2002 The 9th NIAS International Workshop on Genetic Resources: International Collaborative Research on Plant Genetic Resources under “International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture” Proceedings
November 28 - December 1, 2000 The 8th MAFF International Workshop on Genetic Resources: Integration of Biodiversity and Genome Technology for Crop Improvement (MAFF, STA/JISTEC) Proceedings
October 13-15, 1999 The 7th MAFF International Workshop on Genetic Resources: Wild Legumes and In Situ Conservation Research Proceedings
November 4-5, 1998 The 6th MAFF International Workshop on Genetic Resources: Genetic Diversity and Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources (NIAR, Tsukuba, Japan) Proceedings
October 20-23, 1998 JIRCAS/IPGRI International Symposium: Cryopreservation of Tropical Plant Germplasm
March 18-20, 1998 The 5th MAFF International Workshop on Genetic Resources: Diversity and Use of Agricultural Microorganisms Proceedings
October 22-24, 1996 The 4th MAFF International Workshop on Genetic Resources: Characterization and Evaluation - New Approach for Improved Use of Plant Genetic Resources Proceedings
December 5-7, 1995 The 3rd MAFF International Workshop on Genetic Resources: Genetic Animal Genetic Resources: Efficient Conservation and Effective Use (NIAR, Tsukuba, Japan) Proceedings
December 5-7, 1994 The 2nd MAFF International Workshop on Genetic Resources: Soil Microorganisms Proceedings
May 15-17, 1994 The 1st MAFF International Workshop on Genetic Resources: Root and Tuber Crops Proceedings
October 21-24, 1980 IBPGR International Symposium: Crop Genetic Resources of the Far East and the Pacific
A capacity building group training course on conservation and uses of plant genetic resources provided by NIAS under the scheme of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
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Total 126 8 6 7 7 7 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 4 4 202
East & Southeast Asia74
China 13 13
Fiji 2 2
Indonesia 6 1 1 1 1 10
Korea 6 6
Laos 1 1
Malaysia 4 4
Myanmar 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 9
Mongolia 1 2 3
Philippines 8 8
Samoa 1 1
Thailand 12 1 13
Vietnam 1 1 1 1 4
South Asia51
Bangladesh 5 1 1 7
India 6 1 1 8
Nepal 1 2 1 1 5
Pakistan 9 1 2 2 1 2 1 18
Sri Lanka 7 1 1 1 1 1 12
Bhutan 1 1
Central Asia18
Iran 6 1 1 1 1 10
Syria 1 1 1 1 4
Turkey 2 1 1 4
Central & South America40
Argentine 8 1 9
Brazil 9 1 10
Chile 3 1 1 1 6
Costa Rica 1 1
Cuba 2 2
Ecuador 1 1
Mexico 1 1
Panama 1 1
Paraguay 3 1 4
Peru 2 1 3
Uruguay 1 1 2
Africa19
Algeria 1 1
Ghana 1 1
Kenya 1 1 1 3
Madagascar 1 1 1 3
Malawi 1 1
Tanzania 4 1 5
Togo 1 1
Tunisia 1 1 2
Zimbabwe 1 1 2