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International Workshop on Scaling up and out of climate-smart technologies and practices for sustainable agriculture


1. Date

November 5th - 7th, 2019
(Workshop Sessions on 5th morning and 6th, Symposium on 5th afternoon and Field Trips on 7th)

2. Venue

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) Sanbancho, 2-1-5 Kudanminami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN

3. Organizer


4. Background

An international workshop on "Scaling up and out of climate-smart technologies and practices for sustainable agriculture" including an expert workshop, an international symposium (subtitle in Japanese "Climate change and agri-business"), and a field tour to farms was organized  by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) in Tokyo, Japan. The overall objective of the workshop was to share the experiences of G20 countries and invited guests, and the latest information and facilitate research collaboration in the development and scaling up and out of climate-smart technologies and practices for sustainable agriculture, as had been proposed at the MACS-G20 2019*1.

*1 paragraph 9 of the communique (PDF: 81kb, external link)

5. Participants

G20 members and other interested countries and organizations (i.e., Australia, Canada, China, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, United States of America, CGIAR CCAFS) 


Workshop documents

Agenda(PDF : 119KB)
List of participants(PDF : 111KB)
Summary(PDF : 550KB)
Workshop report(PDF : 1,075KB) NEWアイコン

Presentation files

Objective and Introduction

- Dr. Mikitaro Shobayashi (facilitator of the workshop), Vice President, Professor, Gakushuin Women’s College
"Social experiment-like approach for scaling up and out climate-smart technologies and practices for sustainable agriculture"(PDF : 1,535KB)
- Dr. Hiroki Sasaki, Policy Research Institute, MAFF Japan
"Climate Change, Causation and Experimental Approach"(PDF : 353KB)
- Dr. Edi Husen, Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD), Indonesia
"Report from Bali Climate Week, 6 - 7 October 2019,Sanur Bali, Indonesia"(PDF : 1,741KB)
- Akiko Nagano, Environment Policy Office, MAFF, Japan
"Outline of case studies"(PDF : 464KB)

Case studies

- Brazil
"Climate Risk Agricultural Zoning (ZARC)"(PDF : 1,504KB)
- Canada
"The Living Laboratories Initiative in Canada: Early Lessons"(PDF : 1,584KB)
- China
"Biochcar & high-efficiency water-N use abate GHGI in double rice cropping system in China"(PDF : 2,436KB) (Part 1(PDF : 1,306KB) Part 2(PDF : 1,163KB))
- France
"A  strategy for estimating cropland carbon budgets at plot scale over large areas and quantify the effects of cover crops"
"A scientific network in west africa as a laboratory to assess and co-desgin with stakeholders climate smart practices"
"An innovative way to produce manure in labour- and rain-scarce environment"
"Agrisource open innovation platform"
"Foresight tools for adaptation to climate change across the wine industry"(PDF;1,348KB)

- India
"Climate smart technologies and practices for sustainable agriculture in India"(PDF : 2,916KB) (Part 1(PDF : 1,757KB) Part 2(PDF : 1,411KB))
- Indonesia
"Conservation Agriculture Reduces Disaster Risks Caused By Changing Climate in NTB and NTT Provinces in Indonesia"(PDF : 1,510KB)
- Italy
"IRRISAT - Irrigation advice based on satellite technologies"(PDF : 981KB)
- Japan
""COOL VEGE": Sequestering soil carbon with biochar through eco-branded vegetables"(PDF : 3,315KB) (Part 1(PDF : 1,659KB) Part 2(PDF : 1,824KB))
"Introduction of solar sharing system in Chiba, Japan"(PDF : 3,165KB) (Part 1(PDF : 1,934KB) Part 2(PDF : 1,265KB))
- Netherlands
"Sustainability management in the dairy chain, that highlights the role of the industry in supporting farmers and consumers"
"Smart energy management in glass-house horticulture"
"Mainstreaming precision farming"
(PDF : 1,404KB)

- Russian Federation
"Development of SLM Technologies and Approaches System to Achive LDN at the Local Level in Russian Federation"(PDF : 1,941KB)
- Saudi Arabia

"Culture and propagation strategies of sea cucumber in Red Sea"(PDF : 1,990KB)
"Action Plan for Promoting Date Palm Cultivation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia"(PDF : 3,809KB) (Part 1(PDF : 1,831KB) Part 2(PDF : 2,040KB))
- United Kingdom
"Agri-EPI (Engineering-Precision-Innovation)"(PDF : 1,622KB)
"AHDB carbon footprinting tool"(369KB)
"CIMMYT India eliminate crop residue burning case & Climate-smart villages in Latin America"(PDF : 1,182KB)

7. Links

International symposium on Scaling up and out of climate-smart technologies and practices for sustainable agriculture (November 5th afternoon)


Environment Policy Office
Policy Planning Division
Miniter's Secretariat
Tel: +81-3-6744-2473
FAX: +81-3-3591-6640

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