On 1st August 2016, opening ceremony of JICA Group Training Course on “Appropriate Management of Land and Water Resources for Sustainable Agriculture in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions” was held at the Tottori University.
Over 3.5 months from 1 August to 9 November 2016, Tottori University will host 11 researchers from total 8 countries including Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Iraq, Niger, Palestine, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan, and Tottori University will conduct JICA Group Training Course on “Appropriate Management of Land and Water Resources for Sustainable Agriculture in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions ".
This training is aimed at engineers and researches involved in the management of land resources and water resources in the Middle East and African countries located in arid regions and semi-arid regions, and its purpose is to impart training related to knowledge and skills necessary for appropriate management of land and water resources for sustainable agriculture and enhance the practical abilities of researchers. At Tottori University, this training has been conducted since 1989 and Tottori University has hosted 257 researchers from total 55 countries until last year.
In the opening ceremony, President Teshima said “This training offers several opportunities of learning by actually visiting the sites in addition to classroom lectures. Just like the proverb “a picture is worth a thousand words”, I wish all researchers will get to learn many new things in this training". Moreover, Mr. Yoshinari, Manager of JICA’s China Training Project Division encouraged the participants stating that “Come out of your work from your home country for a time being, and make your stay in Japan meaningful with the mindset of a foreign student”.