Kihara Institute for Biological Research (KIBR)

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Kihara Institute for Biological Research (KIBR)

Addressing the Food Crisis in Afghanistan

Transcending nationalities and customs, KIBR team members engage in joint research

Inheriting the ideals of the late Dr. Hitoshi Kihara, pioneer of the genome concept and germplasm conservation, YCU’s Kihara Institute for Biological Research continues to pursue research in plant genetic resource and genome science by utilising wheat and capsicum germplasm. Through such research, KIBR engages in cooperation with research institutes in Japan and abroad by addressing the global issues and aiming to resolve food problems. KIBR actively accepts foreign students from Afghanistan, Korea, Paraguay, Syria and other countries in its endeavour to cultivate global perspective human resources. Based on its research achievements, KIBR is currently involved in the SATREPS project, a Japanese government program aimed at contributing to the solution of global issues. Through its involvement, KIBR is actively working to develop wheat breeding system in Afghanistan and to educate and train young researchers as it sustains improvements in wheat production and cultivation results to enable sustainable food production in turn change the society.


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