Winner of the 2018 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers

Dr Andry ANDRIAMANANJARA
Lecturer at the University of Antananarivo
Winner of the 2018 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award)

Reason for the Award :
The recipient examined the effectivness of farmyard manure application to rice in farms in Madagascar, and assessed carbon storage in the country’s agroecosystems, as well as identifying the factors affecting carbon storage.
The recipient is evaluated highly for his steady efforts in collecting and analysing soil and plant samples from across the country and in conducting field tests under a range of environmental conditions in cooperation with local farmers.
The recipient’s work is also evaluated as being of high quality the data he measured and the results of his assessment were used in the Global Soil Organic Carbon Map (FA0, 2017), contributing to sustenaible management of soil organic matter.

Tokyo, November 6, 2018