Agriculture and Food Supply – Challenges and Perspectives

20. Japanese-German Symposium

jointly organized by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Deutsche Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V. with kind support of Potsdam University.

Date: May 8–9, 2015
Venue: Potsdam, Großer Chemiehörsaal, Haus 27, Campus Golm


Friday, May 8

13:30 Welcome and Introductory remarks
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus – Chairman, German JSPS Alumni Association
Kazunori Higuchi – Director of Overseas Fellowship Division, JSPS Tokyo       
Takayuki Miyashita – Minister, Japanese Embassy Berlin
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Demske – Vice-president, University of Potsdam

14:20 Oskar Kellner and Agriculture in Japan (Dr. Thomas Berberich)

14:30 Introduction into the Topic (Dr. Anton Kraus)

14:35 Part 1: Agriculture and Food Production
Convener: Dr. Anton Kraus, FNL

Global agricultural market trends and food security: The German perspective
Dr. Steffen Noleppa / HFFA

Rural Development Policy and Multifunctionality of Agriculture in Japan

Prof. Dr. Tomoko Ichida / Meiji University Tokyo

15:30 Q & A session

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Part 2: Agriculture and Food Trade
Convener: Dr. Anton Kraus, FNL

TPP and Japanese Agriculture
Prof. Dr. Takumi Sakuyama (Meiji University)

TTIP and German Food and Agriculture

Cornelia Berns / BMEL

18:30 JSPS Alumni Club Award Ceremony

19:00 Dinner

Saturday, May 9

09:00 Part 3: Food Quality and Food Safety
Convener: Dr. Thomas Berberich, BIK-F

About felt and real risks
Dr. Gaby-Fleur Böl / Federal Institute for Risk Assessment

09:30 Q & A Session

10:00 Coffee break

10:30 Part 3 continued: Food Security and Food Trade
Convener: Dr. Thomas Berberich, BIK-F

Secondary plant metabolites - influence on food quality and flavor
Prof. Dr. Susanne Baldermann / Universität Potsdam

Genome sequencing and modern breeding

Dr. Ryohei Terauchi / Iwate Biotechnology Research Centre

11:30 Q & A Session

12:00 Closing remarks

12:15 Lunch

For participants of General assembly of JSPS-Club:
14:00 General assembly of JSPS-Club
16:01 Take train to Potsdam Hbf
16:30 Guided tour

For others:
13:01 Take train to Potsdam Hbf
13:30 Guided tour

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