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ウガンダ・国際窒素会議 【International Nitrogen Conference at Uganda】

posted Dec 5, 2013, 4:22 AM by Yoshitaka Uchida Hokudai   [ updated Dec 5, 2013, 4:23 AM ]
It was a first time for me to visit Africa. One of the benefits of being a scientist is that being able to travel around the world but I had never been to Africa yet. As an agricultural scientist, I have always been interested in agricultural problems associated with Africa, hunger and poverty. They are something that I had been thinking since I was a high school student. By visiting Africa, I felt that my dream has just started coming true.
     I visited Uganda and Malawi but will talk about Malawi later. At the 6th International Nitrogen Conference, held at Kampala, I talked about the mitigation method of nitrous oxide emissions from soils. I stayed at a beautiful resort near the lake Victoria. I guess my life in Uganda was a lot different from the ordinal life of Ugandan people but I was able to share a lot of things with African agricultural scientists so I could obtain some ideas with regards to what African farmers need now.