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Okayama University Okayama University and the Chugoku-Shikoku Agricultural Administration Bureau held the “Food Security Symposium” in 2026.

National University Corporation Okayama University
[Okayama University] Okayama University and the Chugoku-Shikoku Agricultural Administration Bureau jointly held the “Food Security Symposium” in 2026
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July 5, 2024 (Reiwa 6) National University Corporation Okayama University https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/
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On the day of the event, after opening remarks by University President Yasutomo Nasu and Mr. Mitsuhito Sendai, Director of the
Chugoku-Shikoku Agricultural Policy Bureau, Mr. Nobuyuki Kosaka, Counselor to the Minister’s Secretariat of the Ministry of
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, gave a keynote speech titled “About Japan’s Food Security.” I got it. In the keynote speech, he talked about how important it is to ensure food security and establish a food system that is in harmony with the environment due to issues such as changes in global food supply and demand, progress in global warming, and population decline in Japan in recent years. This explanation was given from the legal and policy aspects.
In the second half of the symposium, a panel discussion was held on the theme of “Ensuring Food Security.” In response to questions submitted in advance by students, under the moderator Associate Professor Onaka, five panelists (Mr. Yahagi from Agricultural Cooperative Corporation Yoriehara, Mr. Kunisada from Kunisada Nosan Co., Ltd., and Consumers Cooperative Okayama Co-op) It was a lively panel discussion in which a variety of opinions were exchanged, with responses from Director Yoko Ichikawa, Aeon Agri Creation Co., Ltd. Production Headquarters West Japan Direct Management Division Manager Masae Arai, and Chugoku-Shikoku Agricultural Administration Bureau Sendai Bureau Chief. Ta.
We hope that this symposium will be an opportunity for everyone to once again recognize the importance of food security, that this will lead to changes in the behavior of each individual, and that it will become a major force supporting “food safety” into the future. .
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[Program] ・Opening greetings: Yasutomo Nasu, President of Okayama University, Mitsuhito Sendai, Director-General of the Chugoku-Shikoku Agricultural Policy Bureau ・Keynote speech: “About food security in Japan” Nobuyuki Kosaka, Counselor, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ・Case report 1: “Bio Sustainable rice cultivation in hilly and mountainous areas using liquid fertilizer and smart agriculture” Masataka Yahagi, representative director of Yoriehara Agricultural Cooperative Corporation / Case report 2: “Aiming for sustainable development of agriculture” Go Kunisada, Chairman of the Board, Kunisada Nosan Co., Ltd.・Research introduction from Okayama University: “Agricultural management and policy research under the Food, Agriculture, and Rural Basic Act” Associate Professor Katsutoshi Ohnaka, Faculty of Environmental, Life and Natural Sciences, Okayama University ・Panel discussion theme: “Ensuring food security” Moderator: Katsutoshi Onaka, Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Okayama University Panelists: Masataka Yahagi, Representative Director, Agricultural Cooperative Corporation, Go Kunisada, Chairman of the Board, Kunisada Nosan Co., Ltd.                     Life. Yoko Ichikawa, Director of the Cooperative Okayama Co-op; Mitsuhito Sendai, Director of the Chugoku-Shikoku Agricultural Policy Bureau; Mitsushi Kadota, Vice Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Okayama University; [Poster]
 https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/up_load_files/event/20240703flyer.pdf
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◆Reference
・Okayama University Faculty of Agriculture
 https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/agr/
・Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Chugoku-Shikoku Agricultural Administration Bureau
 https://www.maff.go.jp/chushi/
◆Reference information
・Basic Act on Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
 https://www.maff.go.jp/j//basiclaw/index.html
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◆Contact information for this matter
General Affairs Office, Faculty of Agriculture, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University
Okayama University Tsushima Campus, 1-1-1 Tsushima Naka, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture 700-8530 TEL: 086-251-8282 E-mail: qee8273◎adm.okayama-u.ac.jp *Replace @ with ◎ Masu
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