[Event] Yamaoka Memorial Foundation, 4th Science and Technology Lecture “Food and Agriculture for a Sustainable Society”
Yamaoka Memorial Foundation, co-organized byGraduate School / Faculty of Agriculture and KURA
Date: March 24, 2021


Event: Yamaoka Memorial Foundation, 4th Science and Technology Lecture

Topic: “Food and Agriculture for a Sustainable Society” Impact of Global Warming on Plants.

Date/Venue: March 24, 2021 (16:00-19:00) 
        Symposium hall( 5F), International Science Innovation Building, Kyoto University Yoshida Campus
        Capacity; On-site (50 people), Online (ZOOM, 500 people)


KURA jointly organized 4th Science and Technology Lecture” with Yamaoka Memorial Foundation

【Purpose of Lecture】

This Science and Technology Lecture focused on “Renewable Energy” , a theme closely related to prevention of global warming, one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in September 2015. Under the theme of, we invited lecturers from Japan and Germany three times.
From this fiscal year, lectures will be given three times in series on “Food” and “Agriculture” , which are also important issues as SDGs. The theme of this year as the 1st time will be „Impacts of Global Warming on Plants “. After keynote speeches held by experts from Japan and Germany, we expect active exchange of opinions will be made on a global theme of sustainable food and agriculture through panel discussions and exchange meetings mainly among young people who will lead the next generation.


  • Plant Science Challenges to Global Warming~ Aiming for Sustainable Food Production ~
    Yasunari Fujita, Ph.D.
    Senior Researcher, Biological Resources and Post-harvest Division, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS); Professor, Faculty of Life and Environment Sciences, University of Tsukuba (Cooperative Graduate School Program)
  • Wine in the Light of Climate Change in Germany
    Prof. Dr. Christian Zörb
    University of HOHENHEIM
    Executive Director; Institute of Crop Plants
    Chair; Quality of Plant Products and Viticulture

(Program download)