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Lineup of JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program (Group and Region Focus)

The program details, such as the curriculum, implementing period are subject to change as they are the information at the time of planning.

Outline of Knowledge Co-Creation Program (Group and Region Focus)

Please click program title to see the outline.

Sector: Agricultural Rural Development

Global Issues
Sector / Sub-sector
Program Title Course No. JICA Center Language Target Organization / Group
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Policy and System Agricultural Statistics Planning and Designing (PDF/216KB) J1804074 JICA Tsukuba (Training) English Target Organization
The department responsible for agricultural others statistics in the central government (Ministry of Agriculture, Central Statistic Agency etc.)

Target Group
1) Government officials(depty head / assistant to head) engaged in the planning and administration of agricultural statistics
2) More than 5 years job experience in the relevant field
3)Basic knowledge of statistical theory and / or survey methodology.
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Policy and System Agricultural Policy (PDF/215KB) (A)J1804111 / (B)J1804370 (A)JICA Tsukuba (Training)
(B)JICA Hokkaido (Obihiro)
(A)English / (B)Russian Target Organization
Administrative bodies responsible for agricultural policy planning at central or major local governments

Target Group
1. Exective offcieres (Director General, Directors etc) assigned to planning agricultural policy at central or major local government
2. More than 10 year experience in the relevant field
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Policy and System Inclusive land administration and improved tenure security (PDF/217KB) J1804026 JICA Tsukuba (Training) English Target Organization
Administrative agencies of central or local government that engage in planning and supervising agricultural land system.

Target Group
1. Executive officers in charge of policy planning on agricultural land management. (The senior management level such as Director-general is highly desirable)
2. At least 10 year experience in relevant field is essential.
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Policy and System Strengthening Safety Management System of Agricultural Products (PDF/217KB) (A)J1804062 / (B)J1804063 (A)JICA Tsukuba (Training)
(B)JICA Tsukuba (Training)
(A)English / (B)English Target Organization
Administrative agencies of central or local government that engage in planning and supervising safety management of agricultural products

Target Group
Officer assigned to planning and supervising safety management systems of agricultural products, with more than 3 years experience in relevant field
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Policy and System Plant Variety Protection and Quality Control System of Seeds to Facilitate Distribution of High Quality Seeds (PDF/220KB) J1804059 JICA Tsukuba (Training) English Target Organization
National or local government or relevant organization in charge of practical work on PVP and / or seed testing or seed certification

Target Group
•Officials who belong to the targeted organizations
•More than 3 years experience in relevant area
•Officials who have completed JICA group training related to plant variety protection OR involvement in JICA seed related project is desirable. 
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Policy and System Agricultural Extension Planning and Management (PDF/216KB) J1804068 JICA Tsukuba (Training) English Target Organization
National / local government or NGO working in the field of agricultural extension services

Target Group
Current duties: Involved in one or more of the following: Planning, management and administration of agricultural extension services; providing guidance and consultation for operation and management for an agricultural extension center; or operation and management of capacity development of extension workers and officers at a training agency / institute
Experience: more than five (5) years of experience in above field
Age: up to 45 years old
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Policy and System Promotion of African Rice Development for Sub-Saharan African Countries (PDF/217KB) (A)J1804081 / (B)J1804082 (A)JICA Tsukuba (Training)
(B)JICA Tsukuba (Training)
(A)English / (B)French Target Organization
Implementing organization of NRDS (Central government, Ministry of Agriculture, National agricultural reseach institute, etc.)

Target Group
CARD focal point and an officer who involves in a technical area of rice promotion, which will be designeated for each year.
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Policy and System Maintenance, Operation and Management of Irrigation Facilities (PDF/217KB) (A)J1804024 / (B)J1804219 (A)JICA Tsukuba (Training)
(B)JICA Hokkaido (Obihiro)
(A)English / (B)English Target Organization
Central or Regional Governmental (Ministry / Agency concerned to agricultural administration) in charge of infrastructure development

Target Group
1) Be (Administrative / Technical) officials in charge of O&M of irrigation facility
2) More than 5 years professional experience in the relevant field
3)Abe:30-50
4)It is advisorble to be included in JICA's project.
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development Market-oriented Agriculture Promotion Focusing on Vegetable Production for Extension Officer in Africa (PDF/219KB) J1804039 JICA Tsukuba (Training) English Target Organization
Central or local government in charge of farming support / extension

Target Group
1. Engaged in vegetable production more than 3 years as extension officers or training instructors
2. Working collaboratively with ex-participants
3. University graduates or have an equivalent academic background
4. Proficient in English
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development Development of Core Agricultural Researcher for Promotion of Rice Production in Sub-Saharan Africa (PDF/220KB) J1804400 JICA Chubu English Target Organization
Universities / agricultural research institutions engaged in research work in the field of rice development.

Target Group
1. Job title:agricultural researchers on rice development
2. Experience:5 years or more of research on rice development
3. Academic background: graduate of university or equivalent
4. language: have a sufficient command of spoken and written English.
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development Promotion of Agricultural Machinery Utilization for Small Scale Farmers (PDF/217KB) J1804005 JICA Tsukuba (Training) English Target Organization
National or local extension officers, responsible for promoting agricultural mechanization, research institutes of agricultural mechanization and institutions of higher education in the field of agricultural mechanization.

Target Group
Persons engaged in agricultural mechanization including extension officers.
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development ICT (Information and Communication Technology) for Agricultural Information Use - aiming at practical skills acquisition - (PDF/219KB) J1804392 JICA Hokkaido (Obihiro) English Target Organization
Official institutions collecting, processing, providing and utilizing agricultural information and statisitical data.

Target Group
1. Process, provide and utilize agricultural information for people concerned with agriculture
2. Have basic skills to process data and interest in providing agricultural information by application of programming
3. Have more than 3 years' experience
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development Improvement of Rice Cultivation Techniques(for Extension Officers) (PDF/217KB) J1804140 JICA Tsukuba (Training) English Target Organization
Agricultural Extension center,Agricultural training centres, Educational institute, which are engaged in promotion of rice cultivation techniques and extension services.
Target Group
1) Engaged in a field of extension of rice cultivation techniques (implementing / planning experiments of rice cultivation techniques)
2) Educational Background: be a graduate of university, not for PhD holders
3) Language: have a competent command of spoken and written
4) Personal Computer skill: be able to operate MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development Soil Diagnosis and Improvement Technology for Sustainable Agricultural Production (PDF/219KB) J1804198 JICA Hokkaido (Obihiro) English Target Organization
Agriculture related organization which is implementing / will implement soil analysis and diagnosis.

Target Group
1. Be engaged in soil analysis, soil diagnosis or extension work based on soil diagnosis
2. Have more than 3 years’ experience in the fields of soil analysis and technical guidance of cultivation to farmers
3. Not be a doctor's degree holder in the relevant field
4. Preferably less than fifty years
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development Market-Oriented Agriculture Promotion (Planning and Management) (PDF/219KB) (A)J1804148 / (B)J1804284 / (C)J1804084 (A)JICA Kansai (I)
(B)JICA Kansai (I)
(C)JICA Tsukuba (Training)
(A)English / (B)English / (C)French Target Organization
Central or local government in charge of farming support / extension

Target Group
<Expected Job Title>
Mid-level executive officer (Person who has the authority to some extent to start agricultural project in some extent)
<Expected Job Experiences>
Have more than 3 years experiences in the field of agricultural development
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development Extension Methodologies of Sustainable Conservation Oriented Agriculture, Latin America (PDF/220KB) J1804012 JICA Tsukuba (Training) Spanish Target Organization
The organization to diffusion agricultural techniques such as
(1) Central / Local government organization
(2) Institute / Training Center
(3) NGO

Target Group
Specialist dedicated to agricultural extension as main activity, such as instructors training centers, agricultural extension officer,agricultural or agro-technical engineers etc.
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development Rainfed Rice Cultivation, Seed Production and Variety Selection Techniques (PDF/219KB) J1804085 JICA Tsukuba (Training) English Target Organization
Organizations engaging in upland rice cultivation, seed production, variety selection, and dissemination

Target Group
1. Researchers, extension officer and technical officer in targeted organizations
2. Practical occupational experience of more than three (3) years in the field of rice cultivation
3. University graduate or equivalent
4. Good command of English
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development Strengthening Role and Function of Farmers' Organization in Central Asian Countries (PDF/217KB) (A)J1804155 / (B)J1804156 (A)JICA Hokkaido (Sapporo)
(B)JICA Hokkaido (Sapporo)
(A)Russian / (B)Russian Target Organization
Local government (department in charge of establishing / supporting farmers' organizations), Higly public farmers' organizations (NOT private farms)

Target Group
Local government officials in charge of establishing / supporting farmers' organizations, Leaders of higly public farmers' organizations (association of fermer or Defhkan farmers etc.)
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development Post-Harvest Rice Processing for African Countries (PDF/218KB) J1804033 JICA Tohoku English Target Organization
Central and local government of agriculture, agricultural cooperative, farmer's association

Target Group
1.Technical officials leading local farmers
2.Less than 40 years old with more than 3 years experience of agricultural extension activities
3.Individuals to lead local farmers, leaders of agricultural cooperatives
4.Good health
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development Participatory Irrigation Management System for Paddies (PDF/217KB) (A)J1804157 / (B)J1804263 / (C)J1804158 / (D)J1804268 (A)JICA Hokkaido (Sapporo)
(B)JICA Hokkaido (Sapporo)
(C)JICA Hokkaido (Sapporo)
(D)JICA Hokkaido (Sapporo)
(A)English / (B)Vietnamese / (C)English / (D)French Target Organization
Central or local governement in charge of irrigation management (establishing and supporting water user's group), and water user's group (for paddies)

Target Group
•A goverment official in charge of irrigation management (establishing and supporting water user's group), and a leader of water user's group (for paddies)
•Basic knowledge of agricultural engineering
•Language ability
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development Vegetable Production Technology for Livelihood Improvement of Small Scale Farmers (PDF/218KB) J1804069 JICA Tsukuba (Training) English Target Organization
Public agricultural organizations in charge of research or extension of vegetable production

Target Group
1) Duties: Vegetable production as extension officers, researchers or training instructors.
2) Experience: more than 3 years on the vegetable production.
3) Education:have degree in agriculture or an equivalent academic  background: not for PhD holders
4) Age: 25-40 years old
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development Human Resource Development Program for the Leaders on "Global Food Value Chain Strategy" (PDF/221KB) J1804388 JICA Kyushu English Target Organization
1. Public sector of local government in charge of agricultural commodity production or rural development
2. Chamber of commerce, producer organizations, regional development organizations (NGO, third-sector companies, etc.)

Target Group
1. (Public sector) Senior officers
(Private sector) Representatives or leaders  2. Person who should be able to propose the plan related to process of commodity production and sales, rural development, branding agricultural products  3. Person who have more than 3-year experience in planning and implementation on above-mentioned field
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development Development of Marketable Local Products –Implementation of One Village One Product Approach- (PDF/219KB) J1804395 JICA Hokkaido (Obihiro) English Target Organization
1.Public organizations that offer support for development of local products 2.Providers of Business Development Services for local products development in private service (chamber of commerce, cooperative union, NPO etc)  3.Counterpart organizations, related organization for One village One Product projects

Target Group
1.Personnel in target organizations 2.Having more than 3 years of experience in local product development 3.Under 50 years old 4.Those who can treat beef and pork (food processing exercise may contain those ingredients)
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development Asia region Regional Agribusiness promotion by the value chain building- From the policy and organization making to branding and distribution for high-value-added local food supply (PDF/224KB) J1804391 JICA Hokkaido (Obihiro) English Target Organization
Private sector, producer organization, exemplary farmer, public sector involved in production, processing, distribution of local agri-products

Target Group
1.Senior officers / lecturers or higher level
2.Person who should be able to plan production, processing, distribution and sale of agricultural products projects
3.Person who have experience for these technology development or planning more than 3yesrs
Agricultural / Rural Development / Agricultural Development Conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PDF/218KB) J1804114 JICA Tsukuba (Training) English Target Organization
This program is designed for the national organizations dealing with management, conservation, and sustainable use of plant genetic resource.

Target Group
Current Duties:Researcher / genebank manager in targeted organization or relevant official  engaged in equivalent work
Experience in the relevant field: Have more than 5 years-experience. 
Educational Background: University graduate or equivalent
Language: Have sufficient command of English for research
Agricultural / Rural Development / Rural Development Local Industry Development in Agricultural Regions by Strengthening Capacity of Management and Marketing (PDF/221KB) (A)J1804239 / (B)J1804240 (A)JICA Hokkaido (Obihiro)
(B)JICA Hokkaido (Obihiro)
(A)English / (B)English Target Organization
1.Central and local governmental organizations dealing with rural development
2.Small and medium-sized enterprise
3.Chambers of commerce
4.NGOs.

Target Group
1.Officers or manager of target organizations who are in charge of national or regional policy making or management support of SMEs or farmers organizations
2.Have more than 5 years’ working experience in the field of rural development
Agricultural / Rural Development / Rural Development Cattle Management for Milk and Meat Production Using Regional Resources (PDF/219KB) J1804361 JICA Hokkaido (Obihiro) English Target Organization
Ministry of agriculture、Agricultural extension center、universities,

Target Group
1. Technical instructor,extension officer,researcher and field veterinarian of dairy husbandry are preferable.
2. more than 3 year practical experience
3. university guraduates or have an equivalent academic background
Agricultural / Rural Development / Rural Development Empowerment of Rural Women (PDF/360KB) J1804072 JICA Tsukuba (Training) English Target Organization
Central Government, branch offices of Central Government, Local Government, or NGOs

Target Group
1. Extension officer and Subject Matter Specialist who works for rural women in life improvement, agriculture, or community development, or officer in charge of gender issues and women empowerment
2. Over 3 years' experience in the relevant field
3. University graduate or equivalent (not for PhD holder)
4. English skills
5. Computer skills
6. Health
7.Up to 45 years old
Agricultural / Rural Development / Rural Development Irrigation and Drainage Technology based on Integrated Water Management (PDF/218KB) J1804070 JICA Tsukuba (Training) English Target Organization
Central and local governments or other equivalent organizations which are engaged in irrigation and drainage

Target Group
1. Irrigation and drainage engineers who belong to target organizations
2. Engineers who have more than 2 years of experience in this field
Agricultural / Rural Development / Rural Development Sustainable Rural Development through Life Improvement Approach for Latin America (PDF/220KB) (A)J1804001 / (B)J1804002 (A)JICA Tsukuba (Training)
(B)JICA Tsukuba (Training)
(A)Spanish / (B)Spanish Target Organization
Central / local government organization, NGO, universities, etc. in charge of rural development in the respective country

Target Group
1. In charge of rural development policy / planning / extension planning
2. 5 years experiences
3. Those who promise final report / TV Seminar
4. University graduate or equivalent
5. Those who are able to colaborate with ex-participants such as REDCAM
Agricultural / Rural Development / Rural Development Agribusiness Promotion for Small Scale Farmers in African Countries (PDF/218KB) (A)J1804013 / (B)J1804194 (A)JICA Tsukuba (Training)
(B)JICA Hokkaido (Sapporo)
(A)English / (B)French Target Organization
Central or local governments in charge of agribusiness promotion for small scale farmers

Target Group
1)Duty:Central and local governmental officers in charge of promoting agribusiness
2)Experience: More than 5 years in the relevant field.
3)Educational Background: be a graduate of university or equivalent
4)Language: have a competent command of spoken and written English
5)Age:27-45
6)Health:must be in good health,both physically and mentally.
Agricultural / Rural Development / Rural Development Integrated Agriculture and Rural Development through the Participation of Local Farmers (PDF/217KB) (A)J1804083 / (B)J1804159 / (C)J1804160 (A)JICA Tsukuba (Training)
(B)JICA Hokkaido (Sapporo)
(C)JICA Hokkaido (Sapporo)
(A)English / (B)French / (C)French Target Organization
Institution for agricultural / rural development (central / local government, private-sector, research institute, NGO)

Target Group
•Be involved in planning and implementation of community-based agricultural and rural development activities•Age(30-45)•Experience(have more than 5 years’ professional experience) •be a graduate of university or equivalent.
Agricultural / Rural Development / Rural Development Rural Development through creating Agricultural Value Chain (Value addition to Agricultural and Livestock Products) (PDF/220KB) J1804359 JICA Hokkaido (Obihiro) English Target Organization
administrative organizations, research / educational institutes, and other related organizations such as dairy cooperatives

Target Group
1.Senior officers / lecturers or higher level
2.Person who should be able to plan or establish agriculture / livestock projects.
3.Person who should be in the field of developing the techniques or establish the measures more than 3 years.
Agricultural / Rural Development / Other Agricultural / Rural Development Issues Business management of agri-business for CIS and Mongolia (PDF/218KB) J1804216 JICA Hokkaido (Obihiro) Russian Target Organization
Private companies in agri-business (Agriculture, livestock, food, dairy products) and related organizations

Target Group
Job title: Executives and Manager
Job experience: More than 5 years
Other qualification:
•Completed a business course which offered by Japan centers or acquired same level of knowledge of business management.
•Having plan for overseas operations
Agricultural / Rural Development / Other Agricultural / Rural Development Issues Branding and Marketing of Products utilizing local resources (PDF/219KB) (A)J1804137 / (B)J1804057 / (C)J1804271 (A)JICA Chubu
(B)JICA Okinawa
(C)JICA Chubu
(A)English / (B)English / (C)Russian Target Organization
Public / Private Organization that promotes locally made products for development of local economy and industry.

*Approach by GI (Geographical Identifications) concept is desirable.

Target Group
•Marketing support / promotion staff, who provides direct support service, plans support measures, and / or promotes regional / territory / area branding (Geographical Identifications)
•Minimum 5 years professional experiences of relevant field.
Agricultural / Rural Development / Other Agricultural / Rural Development Issues Policy Planning and Project Management on Livestock Development for Livestock Officials(for Senior and Middle Level Officials) (PDF/220KB) J1804008 JICA Tohoku English Target Organization
Government-related organizations related to livestock promotion

Target Group
Senior and middle level officials with more than 3 years career of livestock promotion policy., after the program, shall be engaged in livestock promotion policy formulation 
Agricultural / Rural Development / Other Agricultural / Rural Development Issues Local Industry Development through the Enhancement of Hygiene and Quality Management for Animal-Sourced Foods: milk, meat and egg (PDF/220KB) J1804396 JICA Hokkaido (Obihiro) English Target Organization
Governmental organizations or private organization dealing with quality control of animal sourced-foods from feeding stage up to distribution.

Target Group
1. Inspector / Supervisor / Extension worker / planning officer engaged in quality control or food hygiene of animal-sourced foods from feeding stage up to distribution
2. More than 3 years experience
3. Be able to participate beef / pork
4. Under 45 years old
Agricultural / Rural Development / Other Agricultural / Rural Development Issues Farmer-Led Extension Method - Farmers' education for a better livelihood by market-oriented approach - (PDF/220KB) J1804362 JICA Hokkaido (Obihiro) English Target Organization
Public organization responsible for extension of agricultural technology such as agricultural extension institute / farmers association

Target Group
Those responsible for planning and implementation of agricultural extension activities such as agricultural instructors, extension officers and leaders of farmers association
Agricultural / Rural Development / Other Agricultural / Rural Development Issues Practical Plant Quarantine Techniques for Export of Agricultural Products (Treatment for Disinfestation of Fruit Flies) (PDF/220KB) J1804014 JICA Okinawa English Target Organization
Plant quarantine organization

Target Group
1. be engineers of plant quarantine treatment, inspectors and officials of plant protection sectors
2. have experience in the plant quarantine works and have sufficient knowledge about fundamental entomology such as fruit flies 
Agricultural / Rural Development / Other Agricultural / Rural Development Issues Appropriate Management of Land and Water Resources for Sustainable Agriculture in Arid / Semi-arid Regions (PDF/220KB) (A)J1804044 / (B)J1804047 (A)JICA Chugoku
(B)JICA Chugoku
(A)English / (B)Russian Target Organization
Organizations or research institute with sections of land and water resources management in central and local governments

Target Group
•Engineers or researchers who will be key person in the division of the land and water resources management
•University graduates or equivalent in agriculture or engineering and more than 3 years’experience in the relevant field
•Under 40 years old (A) / 35 years old (B)
Agricultural / Rural Development / Other Agricultural / Rural Development Issues Development of Agricultural Cooperatives and Improvement of Management Capacity (PDF/218KB) J1804041 JICA Tsukuba (Training) English Target Organization
Government and Headquarters of Agricultural Cooperatives

Target Group
Government officer (Director) in charge of farmers groups, agricultural cooperative development and extension of organization. Managerial post in NPO.

More than 3 years experience of the above field.
Agricultural / Rural Development / Other Agricultural / Rural Development Issues Irrigation Water Management for Central Asia and Caucasus Countries (PDF/216KB) J1804080 JICA Tsukuba (Training) Russian Target Organization
Responsible Management for water usage facilities of whole country / regional area and WUA activities of Central / Regional government or WUA.

Target Group
Central / Regional government office of related WUA activities.

Head or Secretary Generals of WUA.
Agricultural / Rural Development / Other Agricultural / Rural Development Issues Nutrition Improvement through Agriculture (PDF/313KB) (A)J1804060 / (B)J1804073 (A)JICA Tsukuba (Training)
(B)JICA Tsukuba (Training)
(A)English / (B)French Target Organization
Central government agencies in the
agricultural sector, health sector, or education sector which are involved in nutrition improvement through agriculture and rural development

Target Group
1) Current Duties: officials of a national government agencies involved in policy making concerning nutrition improvement through agriculture or rural development
2) Experience in the relevant field: have more than 3 years’experience
3) Have a competent command of spoken and written English / French
4) Age: 30-45 years old

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