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Expert NameDr. Ueru Tanaka
TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionGraduate School of Global Environmental Studies
Telephone+81 75 753-6299
Work Experience1) South-to-South Technology Transfer to Control Desertification in the Sahel, West Africa (Research project, Niger, 2008 – 2011) 2) Mechanisms and Ways to Improve Fertility of Sandy Soil in the Sahel, West Africa (Joint research project with JIRCAS and ICRISAT-Niamey, Niger, 2005 – 2011) 3) Approaches to Improve Crop Productivity and to Reduce Wind Erosion in the Sahel, West Africa (Research Project under RINH, 2009)
QualificationsDr. Agricultural Science, Kyoto Univ., 1997
Number of Publications20
Awards1. Award for Encouragement of Research in Soil Science (2000/Japanese Society of Soils and fertilizer).
Other Activities1. Enhancing Community Resilience and livelihood security to Cope with Natural Disasters in Central Vietnam (JICA partnership project with Kyoto University and Hue University, 2006 – 2009) 2. Vulnerability and Socio-Ecological Resilience in Rural Community, Zambia (Joint research project with RINH and ZARI, Zambia, 2006 – 2011) 3. Chronic Hazards and Community Resilience in Indo-China Region (Research project, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, 2008 – 2011)
Publications1. Ikazaki, K. Shinjo, H., Tanaka, U., Tobita, S., and Kosaki, T. 2009: Sediment catcher to trap coarse organic matter and soil particles transported by wind., Transactions of the ASABE, 52(2), 487-492 2. Iizuka, A., Le Van An and Tanaka, U. 2008: Participatory rural development for sustainable livelihoods in Central Vietnam., SANSAI - An Environmental Journal for the Global Community -, 3, 77-102 3. Satoshi T. , H. Shinjo, K. Hayashi, R. Matsunaga, R. Miura, U. Tanaka, T. Abdoulaye and O. Ito 2007: Identification of plant genetic resources with high potential contribution to the soil fertility enhancement in the Sahel -with special interest in fallow vegetation-., Proceedings for Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa-Exploring the Scientific Facts, 17th-21st September, Arusha, Tanzania 4. Ikazaki K., H. Shinjo, U. Tanaka, and T. Kosaki 2007: Development of a new sediment catcher to evaluate the effect of wind erosion on carbon dynamics in the Sahel, West Africa. Proceedings for International Symposium on Organic Matter Dynamics in Agro-Ecosystems, July 16-19, Poitiers, France 5. Tanaka,U., Ikazaki, K., and Shinjo, H. 2005: Behaviors and functions of organic materials under Sahelian environment in relating to soil fertility management. JIRCAS and ICRlSAT Symposium on the improvement of fertility of sandy soils in the semi-arid zone of West Africa through organic matter management, 10 September, Niamey, Niger
DisciplineSoil Science
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