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Independent experts nominated by country party

Yoshinobu Kitamura

First name
Last name
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Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Agricultural Sciences
Natural Resource Management
Soil Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences
Telephone number
81 857 31-5394
Work experience
I accumulated my work experience through Researches on the "Development of Water Management Technology to Prevent Secondary Salinization in the Central Asia" (funded by Global Environmental Research Fund from the Environment Agency: 1996-1998, funded by 21COE & Global COE Program by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: 2002-2006, 2008-2012, funded by CREST Program by Japan Science and Technology: 2003-2008) I have conducted the research from the viewpoint of water management in order to make clear the remedial measures to prevent secondary salinization _x000D_
through a series of field studies in the Lower basin of Syr Darya (Kzyl-Orda region, Kazakhstan).
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Doctor of Agriculture, Management of irrigation systems for rice double cropping culture in the tropical monsoon area, Kyoto University, 1990.
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Kitamura, Y., Yano, T., Honna, T., Yamamoto, S. and Inosako, K., 2006, Causes of farmland salinization and remedial measures in the Aral Sea basin - Research on water management to prevent secondary salinization in rice-based cropping system in arid land, Agricultural Water Management, 85(1-2): 1-14 _x000D_
2. Kitamura, Y., Yano, T., Yasuda, S. and Oba, T., 2000, Water and salt behavior in an irrigation block under rice-based cropping system in Central Asia -Research on water management to prevent secondary salinization in arid land (II)-, Trans. of JSIDRE, 206:47-56 _x000D_
3. Kitamura, Y. and Yano, T., 2001, Irrigation infrastructure needed to secure self-sufficiency in food in Sub-Saharan Africa, Japanese Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 45(4): 266-274 _x000D_
4. Yang, S. L., Yano, T., Aydin, M., Kitamura, Y. and Takeuchi, S., 2002, Short term effects of saline irrigation on evapotranspiration from lysimeter-grown citrus trees, Agricultural Water Management, 56(2): 131-141 _x000D_
5. Kitamura, Y., Kozan, O., Sunada, K., and Oishi, S., 2007, Water problems in Central Asia, Journal of Disaster Research, 2(3), 134-142
Other activities
1. Member of Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Reclamation Engineering _x000D_
2. Member of Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources _x000D_
3. Member of the Japanese Association for Arid Land _x000D_
4. Member of the International Society of Paddy and Water Environmental Engineering _x000D_
5. Member of Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture
International Development Research Ohkita-Award, 1997; Award for the work "Restoration of ecological environment and rehabilitation of rural communities in savanna areas of West Africa (Norin-Tokei Kyokai, Tokyo)" as one of the authors.
Organisation name
Tottori University
Organisation street address
4-101, Koyama-cho Minami,, 680-8553
Organisation city
Organisation country