The BecA-ILRI Hub seeks partnership with Japanese institutions for food security research in Africa

5 May 2016, Nairobi Kenya—The Biosciences for eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub, hosted the director / first secretary of the Japan Information and Culture Centre (JICC) of the Japan Embassy in Nairobi, Yasunori Nakamura; the director of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Nairobi Research Station, Dr Daisuke Mizoguchi; and the assistant director of JICC in Nairobi, Hiroyuki Futaki.

During the visit, discussions were held on opportunities for collaborative research between Japanese research institutions and the BecA-ILRI Hub to tackle challenges to food security in eastern and central Africa. The Japanese delegation also took a tour of the laboratory facilities led by BecA-ILRI Hub post-doctoral scientist Josiah Mutuku, who undertook his PhD studies at Kagoshima University in Japan before joining the RIKEN, Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Yokohama, Japan as a JSPS fellow.

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