East Asia

New Chair and Vice-Chair for the International Nitrogen Initiative

As attention to the global nitrogen challenge grows, the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) here announces the appointment of a new Chair to take up the baton.  A new position of Vice-chair is also created. Their combined effort will enable INI to strengthen its contribution to global science-policy processes, including supporting the International Nitrogen Management System (INMS) and providing regular input to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).

Major project in China will answer key questions on N losses in agriculture

The project entitled "Migration and transformation processes of fertilizer nitrogen and its loss mitigation strategies in Chinese main agricultural systems" is now well underway.

The project started in July 2017, involves 27 research institutions, with 183 researchers throughout China.

The project, which ends in 2018, will focus on addressing three key scientific questions:

1) How do soil physicochemical and biological properties affect N transformation and retention in varying cropland soils?

NARO-MARCO International Symposium on Nitrogen Cycling and Its Environmental Impacts in East Asia

Meeting Information

Registration for the 'The International Symposium on Nitrogen Cycling and Its Environmental Impacts in East Asia' is now open. The symposium is to be held at Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal Tsukuba) from the 19th-22nd November 2018, and will contribute to the INMS East Asia Demonstration Region.