We would like to welcome our newest IGA institutional member, the Japan Goat Network.
The Japan Goat Network (JGN) was founded in 1999 by researchers and producers who value goats and their products. The founders started with reviewing the goat utilization and promoting its production in Japan saying, “goats save the world.” Goats were one of the very important proteins and socio-economic resources in Japan during the reconstruction period after WWII. They also played a great role to reduce poverty in the world.
Promoting goats with love.
The JGN promotes goats in Japan through sharing and exchanging information on goat management and production, goat milk and meat processing, product marketing, and other goat utilizations such as vegetation control, juvenile emotional education, and as companion animals among researchers, producers, and consumers as well as goat lovers.
624 individual and 21 organizational members (as of June 11, 2019).
Minoru Nagano (1999 - 2005)
Akio Imai (2005 - 2017)
Yoshitaka Nakanishi (2017 - present)
To learn more, contact them at:
Japan Goat Network
Dr. Yoshiaki Hayashi (IGA Country Representative for Japan)
Laboratory of Plant and Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Meijo University
4311-2, Hishigaike, Takaki-cho, Kasugai 486-0804, Japan
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.