The scope and activities of the Institute all focus on the tropics and subtropics, and include the following:
- Research crop production and environment, land-water resources and environment conservation, and international development in order to promote sustainable agriculture and forestry, which could protect green environment, facilitate food production and achieve poverty eradication.
- Conduct studies on the systematics and community ecology of hyperdiverse insects, with a particular focus on the use of ants as bioindicators of the environment.
- Search for new crop and horticultural plants and develop culture techniques and practical cultivation methods.
- Improve our understanding of disease and insect damage in crops, and to clarify the relationship between the damage and the environment of the soil-plant system.
- Clarify the actual situation and causes of soil and water problems in rural areas, such as soil and water pollution and soil erosion.
- Conduct interdisciplinary studies in collaboration with domestic and foreign researchers on global issues, such as forest and climate change and the preservation of biodiversity and ecosystem functions.
Symptoms caused by
Rhizoctonia solani AG 1
Wild oxalidaceae species
distribute in Argentine
Sorting of ants, Thailand
Soil sampling survey in
a farmland (Northern Vietnam)
water environment in
rural area (Cambodia)
Water environment in
paddy area (Hanam, Vietnam)