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About "Global Agri-Nutrition
Leaders Program"

Tokyo University of Agriculture (Tokyo NODAI) is conducting a five-year project from Dec. 2020 to Mar. 2025 to foster the next generation of leaders who will contribute to the improvement of food and nutrition in Africa, with support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

With Tokyo NODAIʼs longstanding research project on nutrition improvement in Africa as a foundation, we strengthen the ties with African partner universities and invigorate the bidirectional student exchange. Besides providing Japanese students the opportunities to participate in practical educational programs in Africa, we create opportunities for African students to study the latest agricultural and nutritional science in Japan. Both students also have opportunities to discuss related issues with students from different countries and regions.

This program consists of 1) online exchanges, 2) short-term, and 3) long-term programs in Japan. Our short-term program includes, as a part of its two to three-week-long program, the "International Students Summit on Food, Agriculture and the Environment (ISS)", which provides the participants to make a presentation on their studies and activities in their respective field and discuss on the roles of young leaders with the representatives gathered from all over the world.




Our short-term program consists of  "Collaborative Learning Program" and "International Students Summit on Food, Agriculture  and Environment"  including a  special content exclusively designed for the participants from African countries. The special program will cover
diversified subjects which polish your insight, awareness, knowledge and skills. These experiences may be
applicable upon tackling the issues on food, agriculture and nutrition in your own environment.

Short-term program in Japan


The online course “overview of Japan agriculture, and technologies for food and nutrition improvement in Africa” is designed to identify the constraints to food and nutrition in Africa and to introduce the use of ICT for improving those issues. The participants also will learn how agriculture in Japan has been developed. The course is made of group discussions and practical and theoretical lectures both online and in-person

Online Course

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We offer a long-term exchange program in which students with high academic motivation can take specialized courses in English and work at a laboratory to gain practical experience. Over the course of six months to one year, students can acquire new knowledge related to their study and improve their Japanese language skills. The ultimate goal of this program is to foster future leaders who can act as a bridge between Japan and their respective countries. 

Long-term exchange program

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The online exchange sessions make it possible for students in Africa and Japan to remotely interact with each other.
In this sessions, students can deepen cross-cultural understandings,
study each other's languages, and discuss global issues.

Online Exchanges

Inquiries about the exchange programs

Sokoine University of Agriculture

Dr. Justus V. Nsenga (



Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Prof. Elijah Ateka (
Ms. Naomi Chelimo Ketter (


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