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The 19th Japan National Goat Summit was held in Minokamo City, Gifu on November 3 - 4, 2017. The theme of the Summit was “Feel, Learn, Work, Connect, and Create through Goats.”
The 18th Japan National Summit, entitled “Ecological Life and Agriculture with Goats,” took place on November 12-13, 2016 in Aso, Kumamoto. The Aso area was severely damaged by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake with a magnitude 6.2 foreshock on April 14 followed by a magnitude 7.0 main-shock on April 15, which killed more than 50 people and evacuated 44,000.
The organizers faced difficulties in implementation of the Summit this year; however, they decided to make the Summit as a symbol of recovery. With their strong tie and efforts, the Summit was successfully conducted. Despite harsh accessibility due to reconstruction and damaged roads, the Summit welcomed more than 280 participants from all over the country.
The 18th JSGS Meeting
The 18th Japanese Society of Goat Science (JSGS) Meeting will take place on March 27, 2017 at the Faculty of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan.
Registration for presenters ends February 28, 2017; please submit your
The Japan Goat Network held the 15th Japan Goat Summit in Shobara City, Hiroshima on October 11-13, 2013. The Summit was entitled “Expansion of Goat Production for 6th Industrialization.” A total of 340 participants were present even though the location was 2.5 hrs away from the Hiroshima station.
Recently, people engaged in primary industries such as fishing and farming have started processing and marketing their products to improve income by adding value to the commodities, which they call “the 6th industrialization.”
The annual Summit this year introduced people from the 6th industry who cooperate with related enterprises in adjacent areas. Their activities include “education and rural development” and “activation of rural area” through goats and goat products. They are also trying to co-exist with beautiful natural environments and wild animals.
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.