Tokyo University Of Agriculture


Sustainable agriculture – a new initiative for international cooperation

Department of International Agricultural Development

International Development Cooperation to Man/Agriculture/Environment.

This department mainly focuses on the developing nations in the tropics and conducts researches on the agricultural and rural development to conserve the environment and produce necessary food as well as contribute to poverty mitigation and improvement of livelihood living levels of local residents. Specifically, we conduct interdisciplinary researches with a wide vision integrating natural and social scientific approaches, including development and promotion of farming technology with awareness to environmental conservation and theories on social and economic development that enable sustainable agricultural development. The products achieved in these researches are being applied to the agricultural and rural development through international collaboration.

All education can be given in English.

Double Master's Degree Program with the University of Reading, UK.

We recently launched a double Master's degree program with the Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE), University of Reading, UK.

Graduate School Advisory Faculty

Take a look at who you may be able to work with as part of the department.

ADATI Tarô, Professor

Integrated Pest Management

Research Activity

IRIE Kenji, Professor

Genetic diversity of tropical crops

Research Activity

KIKUNO Hidehiko Professor

Physiological ecology on tropical
crops in tropical and islands region

Research Activity

KOSHIO Kaihei, Professor

Chemical Control of Tropical Horticultural Crops

Research Activity

SHIWACHI Hironobu, Professor

Study on Morphology and Physiology in Tropical Crops

Research Activity

SUGIHARA Tamae, Professor

Rural Development and Traditional Customs

Research Activity

TAKANE Tsutomu, Professor

Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa

Research Activity

NAKANISHI Yasuhiro, Professor

Nutrients Dynamic and Impact in Tropical Environment

Research Activity

MOTOHASHI Keiichi, Professor

Taxonomy, identification and phylogeny of fungal plant pathogen

Research Activity

YAMADA Ryuichi, Professor

Problem identification of farm management in poor rural areas of Asia

Research Activity

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Teacher-training Course

This is a course for obtaining a regular teaching certificate for junior high schools and high schools based on Japan’s Education Personnel Certification Act.

Teacher-training Course

Students who take this course are awarded a teaching certificate at the time of graduation by earning specified credits while taking specialized education in their department. This course creates a heavier workload compared to other students, as it entails taking more classes, with many lectures in the evening and many practice sessions off campus, but this could lead to a student life that much richer.

Many students who have completed this course are playing active roles as teachers in junior high schools and high schools as well as other educational institutions around the country. In the academic year 2016, 130 people obtained 291 teaching certificates (including specialized certificates for those who completed a graduate program). While passing the teacher employment examination is a difficult hurdle, every year about 150 NODAI alumnae (including former graduates) become teachers.

Scientific Information Course

The objective of this course is to train natural sciences librarians and curators by having students learn the foundation of being a technical expert

Scientific Information Course

The objective of this course is to train natural sciences librarians and curators by having students learn the foundation of being a technical expert (including information usage education using computers), which includes surveying, accumulating, organizing, storing, searching, and providing (including displaying) information related to science and technology in public institutions such as museums, science museums, children’s facilities, and public libraries, as well as corporate information departments and R&D departments.

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