National Institute of Fruit Tree Science, National Agricultural Research Organization, Japan
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The National Institute of Fruit Tree Science (NIFTS) bears the major burden as the only national institute specializing in and contributing to the sustainable development of the industry for fruit and fruit tree.
NIFTS has advanced the cultivation techniques that are gentle to the environment as well as the method of nurturing superior quality and variety of fruit, such as apples (Fuji), Japanese pears (Kosui, Hosui) and citrus fruit (Kiyomi, Dekopon) to name a few. NIFTS continues to promote research in this field by maintaining close coordination with administrative bureaus, universities and prefectural experiment stations and by creating new avenues of scientific technology with the conviction to lead in the advancement of this industry.
"To Provide Low Cost, Healthful and Safe Fruit" as the motto, NIFTS will support, technology-wise, the fruit grower's industry considering the preservation of the environment.
In addition, NIFTS is engaged in a comprehensive training system to train and educate young fruit growers. In this way, they can be well trained in this profession to shoulder the future of this industry. Emphasis is also placed in training of technicians as well in this educational program.
Furthermore, for the research coordination and extension of fruit tree science worldwide, collaboration and technical cooperation with overseas organizations are also undertaken.