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Independent experts nominated by country party

Takashi Kosaki

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Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Agricultural Sciences
Soil Science
UN languages spoken



Job function
Telephone number
81 75 753-6126
Work experience
1. Wetlands Utilization Project in West Africa (1982-1992), worked with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) for establishing sustainable crop production system by introducing rice-based farming system in the wetlands of West Africa._x000D_
2. Comprehensive soil fertility evaluation project (1984-1995), worked with IITA and Japanese universities for establishing comprehensive and quantitative method of soil fertility status for arable soils in the Tropics, I.e. East and West Africa, Tropical Asia and South America._x000D_
3. Environmental protection and agricultural reconstruction project in Kazakhstan, Central Asia (1992- present), working with Kazakh Institute of Grain Production and Kazakh Agrarian University for establishing sustainable land use strategy with emphasis on the environmental protection and stable food production under arid and semi-arid climate, i.e. Aral Sea region and Northern Kazakh Steppe region.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
1. BS (Agricultural Chemistry, Kyoto University, 1975)_x000D_
2. MS (Agricultural Chemistry, Kyoto University, 1977)_x000D_
3. Ph.D (Soil Science, Kyoto University, 1982)
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Yanai, J., Yabutani, M., Kang, Y., Huang, B., Luo G. and Kosaki, T. 1998. "Heavy metal pollution of agricultural soils and sediments in Liaoning Province", China. Soil. Sci. Plant Nutr._x000D_
2. Tsujimura, S., Nakahara, H., Kosaki, T., Ishida, N. and Karbozova, E. 1998: "Distribution of soil algae in salinized irrigation land in the arid regions of Central Asia I, A case of 14-year-old Bereke Farm in the flood plain of River Ili, Kazakstan". Soil Sci. Plant Nutr., 44 (1), (53-65)_x000D_
3. Issaka, R. N., Masunaga, T., Kosaki, T. and Wakatsuki, T. 1996: "Soils of inland Valleys of West Africa: General fertility parameters". Soil Sci. Plant Nutr., 42 (71-80)._x000D_
4. Yanai, J., Nakano, A., Kyuma, K. and Kosaki, T. 1997: "Application effects of controlled -availability fertilizer on dynamics of soil solution composition". Soi Sci. Soc. Am. J. 61(1781-1786)_x000D_
5. Kosaki, T., Funakawa, S., Suzuki, R., Karbozova, E. and Ishida, N. 1995: "Salt-affected soils under large-scale irrigation agriculture in
Other activities
1. Council member of Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition_x000D_
2. Council member of Japanese Society of Pedology_x000D_
3. Membership of Soil Science Society of America_x000D_
4. Membership of The Japan Society of Tropical Ecology
Encouragement Award of Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (1989)
Organisation name
Tokyo Metropolitan University
Organisation street address
1-1 Minami-Osawa_x000D_
Hachioji, 606-8501
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