The National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES) has its roots in the Agriculture and Commerce Ministry’s National Agricultural Experiment Station, which was created in 1893.
In 1950, this was reorganized into the National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, and in 1983 it was again reorganized into the National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences. In 2001, it became an independent administrative institution.
Under our five-year research plan, we have three objectives which emphasize basic studies and research meant to ensure the safety of agricultural production environments.
1) Assessing risk in agricultural environments and developing risk management technologies
2) Elucidating the structure of agricultural ecosystems in order to develop technologies to manage natural cycles
3) Basic research to help elucidate the functions of agricultural ecosystems