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Research on the adaptation and implementation of the latest Japanese strawberry growing technologies in the Russian Far East will be conducted at Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). The Letter of Intent to implement the joint pilot project was signed by the FEFU President Nikita Anisimov and the President of the Tokyo University of Agriculture (NODAI) Katsumi Takano on December 23.
It is planned that NODAI will provide FEFU with an experimental greenhouse to be installed at the FEFU campus. Along with NODAI University, several companies supplying strawberries and materials for the greenhouse will take part in the joint project: HOB, Hitachi Triple Win Corp., Sakura Plastics & Aluminum. NODAI will provide FEFU with exclusive technologies and technical know-how for growing strawberries, as well as assistance in conducting the experiment. FEFU professors and scientists from the Soil Science Department of the School of Natural Sciences will take part in the research. Together, the researchers of the two countries will determine how Japanese technology is effective for growing strawberries in the Far Eastern regions.
“This project can become an example of an effective partnership between agricultural producers and scientists of our countries,” said the FEFU President Nikita Anisimov. “Thanks to the cooperation, the research results can be implemented in full-scale production and will ensure sustainable year-round cultivation of ecologically clean crops for the population of the Russian Far East.”
Far Eastern Federal University maintains and develops relations with more than 40 universities and research centers in Japan, conducts student and professor exchanges, joint research and conferences, publishes research articles. Hakodate FEFU Branch Office was open in 1994, it is the first and only branch of a Russia’s university in Japan.
FEFU Press Service