Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Staff Profile

NameTANAKA Ueru
AffiliationResearch Institute for Humanity and Nature
PositionProfessor
Arrival day2011-10-01
Leaving the office day2017-09-30
Year of Birth1960
Academic CareerFaculty of Agriculture, Hirosaki University (4/1979-3/1983)
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (Master Course, 4/1988-3/1990)
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (Doctor Course, 4/1990-9/1990)
Professional CareerJune/1983- April/1987: Lecturer, Department of Horticulture, Jomo Kenyatta Collage of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya (as a member of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers)
Oct/1990- Sept/1999: Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Sept/1999- March/2002: Associate Professor, College of Agriculture, Kyoto University
April/2002- Sept/2011: Associate Professor, College of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
Oct/2011- March/2016: Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
April/2016- Present: Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Higher DegreesDr.Agric(Kyoto Univeristy, 1997)
Fields of SpecializationEnvironmental Agriculture, Soil Science, Terrestrial Ecosystems Management, Rural Development Studies
Academic Society MembershipsJapanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Japanese Society of International Development Studies, Japanese Society of International Rural Development Studies, Japanese Journal of Tropical Agriculture and development, Japanese Society of Pedologist, Japanese Society of African Studies, Japanese Society of Agricultural Systems
AwardsSSPN Young Scientist Award(2000)
ASABE Peper Award(2010, Cowin)
SSPN Award 2012(2013, Cowin)
Japan Society for International Development, Best Poster Award(2013,Cowin)
Japan Society for International Development, Excellent Poster Award(2013,Cowin)
Japan Association for Arid Land Studies, Best Poster Award (2013, Cowin)
20th World Congress of Soil Science, Best Poster Award(2014, Cowin)
20th World Congress of Soil Science, Best Presentation Award(2014, Cowin)
EMASSA-2014 (Tamil Nadu, India), Best Poster Award (2014, Cowin)
41st Hitach Foundation Environment Award and Award by Minister of Environment (2014, Cowin)
25th Nikkei Award for Global Environmental Technology (2015, Cowin)

 

Books

【Chapters/Sections】

MIYAZAKI H., ISHIMOTO Y., YAMASHITA M., TANAKA U. and UMETSU C. 2016,03 Coping Behaviors with Extremely Heavy Rainfall in Southern Zambia- Comparison between 2007/08 and 2009/10. VASANTHA KUMAR J., RATHAKRISHNAN T., PHILIP H., MURUGAN P.P. and JAGADEESAN M. (ed.) Extension Management Strategies For Sustainable Agriculture Opportunities & Challenges. New India Publishing Agency , New Delhi, India, pp.413-427.

Editing

【Editing / Co-editing】

Le Van An, Ueru Tanaka and Hirohide Kobayashi (ed.) 2013,09 Project report on local livelihood diversification for vulnerable people in natural disaseter prone areas. Agricultural Publishing House, Hanoi, Vietnam, 331pp.

T.T. Ho, V. A. Le and U. Tanaka (ed.) 2010,12 Community-based rural development approaches. Ngon Nghiep Press, Hanoi, Vietnam, 180pp.

Papers

【Original Articles】

Ho Trung Thong, Le Nu Anh Thu, Dinh Van Tuyen and Tanaka Ueru 2017,05 Evaluation on nutrient values of brewery dried yeast and its effects on the growth performance and feed conversion ratio of colored chicken breed of starter and grower periods. Journal of Animal Husbandry Sciences and Technics – Animal Husbandry Association of Vietnam 219 (5/2017):17-23. (Other) (reviewed). (in Vitenamese with English abstract)  

MIYAZAKI H., ISHIMOTO Y., YAMASHITA M., TANAKA U. and UMETSU C. 2016,03 Coping Behaviors with Extremely Heavy Rainfall in Southern Zambia- Comparison between 2007/08 and 2009/10. VASANTHA KUMAR J., RATHAKRISHNAN T., PHILIP H., MURUGAN P.P. and JAGADEESAN M. (ed.) Extension Management Strategies For Sustainable Agriculture Opportunities & Challenges. New India Publishing Agency , New Delhi, India, pp.413-427. (reviewed).

Ho Trung Thong, Nguyen Van Chao and Tanaka Ueru 2016,01 Effects of supplimentations of biocharcoal and wood vinegar in the diets on emissions of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide from pig manure. Journal of Animal Husbandry Sciences and Technics 203(2/2016):66-72. (Other) (reviewed). (in Vietnamese with English abstract)

Minh, V. T., Mizuno, K., Funakawa, S., Shinjo, H., Tanaka, U., and An., L. V. 2015,12 Introduction of vanilla in mountainous villages of central Vietnam. Tropical Agriculture and Development 59(4):199-206. (reviewed).

Ho Trung Thong, Ho Le Quynh Chau, Vu Chi Cuong and Tanaka Ueru 2015,10 Determination of ileal amino acid digestibilities of some feedstuffs for chickens. Journal of Animal Husbandry Sciences and Technics 197(8/2015):38-44. (Other) (reviewed). (in Vietnamese with English abstract)

Minh, V. T., Mizuno, K., Funakawa, S., Shinjo, H., Tanaka, U., and An., L. V. 2015,09 Home garden practices and crop contribution to livelihood in mountainous villages of central Vietnam. Tropical Agriculture and Development 59(3):118-126. (reviewed).

Ho Trung Thong, Nguyen Van Chao, Tanaka Ueru, Ho Le Quynh Chau 2014,04 Antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli isolated from fecal samples in some provinces of Central Vietnam. Science and Technology Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 4/2014 :129-136. (Other) (reviewed). (in Vietnamese with English summary)

Ho Trung Thong, Vu Chi Cuong, Ho Le Quynh Chau, Tanaka Ueru, Nguyen Van Hoang 2013,11 Nitrogen-corrected metabolizable energy values and nutrient apparent digestibilities of fish meal for broiler. Science and Technology Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 19/2013:78-84. (Other) (reviewed). (in Vietnamese with English summary)

Hidetoshi MIYAZAKI、Yudai ISHIMOTO、Ueru TANAKA、Chieko UMETSU 2013,08 The role of the sweet potato in the crop diversification of small-scale farmers in SouthernProvince, Zambia. African Study Monographs 34(2):119-137. (reviewed).

Miki Akamatsu, Kosuke Tsujita, Vinai Pitiyont, Atinut Saejiew, Suratwadee Jiwajinda, Ueru Tanaka 2013,03 Pesticide residue analysis of soils collected from suburban agricultural fields around Bangkok. Tropical Agroculture and Development 57(1):8-15. (reviewed).

Tran Thanh Duc, Ueru Tanaka and Hirohide Kobayashi 2012,12 Living with typhoon and flood disasters: a case study in Huong Phong commune, Tam Giang lagoon area, central Vietnam. SANSAI 6:85-96. (reviewed).

Yuki Okamoto, Ueru Tanaka, Kei Mizuno and Le Van An 2012,04 Spatial transition of the fishery activities in Sam-An Truyen lagoon, Central Vietnam. J.JASS 28(2):63-71. (reviewed).

Hirohide Kobayashi, Duc Tran Thanh, Ueru Tanaka 2012,03 Housing Conditions of a Lagoon Village in a Flood-prone Area of Central Vietnam. Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering 11:1-8. (reviewed).

Tran, T.D., Tanaka, U. Mizuno, K., Kobayashi, H. and Le, V.A. 2011,10 Livelihood activities and living condition related to poverty of households in Tan Giang lagoon area, Central Vietnam. J. JASS 27(4):159-166. (reviewed).

Ikazaki, K., Shinjo, H., Tanaka, U., Tobita, S., Funakawa, S., and Kosaki, T. 2011,08 “Fallow Band System” a land management practice for controlling desertification and improving crop production in the Sahel, West Africa. 1. Effectiveness in desertification control and soil fertility improvement. Soil Sci. Plant Nutr. 57(4):573-586. (reviewed).

Ikazaki, K., Shinjo, H., Tanaka, U., Tobita, S., Funakawa, S., and Kosaki, T. 2011,01 Field-Scale Aeolian Sediment Transport in the Sahel, West Africa. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 75:1885-1897. (reviewed).

Ikazaki, K., Shinjo, H., Tanaka, U., Tobita, S., Funakawa, S., and Kosaki, T. 2011 Aeolian materials sampler for measuring surface flux of soil nitrogen and carbon during wind erosion events in the Sahel, West Africa. Transactions of the ASABE 54(3):983-990. (reviewed).

【Review Articles】

Ueru TANAKA, Kenta IKAZAKI, Hitoshi SHINJO, Satoshi TOBITA 2014,12 Practical technique for desertification control concurrently to reduce wind erosion and improve crop performance. Environmental Research Quarterly 176:5-14. (in Japanese) ('Award of Ministerof Environment' and 'Environmental Award, The Hitachi Environment Foundation')

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

MIYAZAKI H., K. P. SINGH, UCHIYAMA Y., ENDO H., ISHIMOTO Y. and TANAKA U. Pastoralism in Northwestern -Focus on Relationship between Pastoralist and Agriculturist  . France-Japan Joint Symposium “Landscape in the Anthropocene", 2106.12.05-2016.12.08, Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS, Paris, France.

Ueru TANAKA Practical agro-ecosystems management with fragile environments in semi-arid Africa under desertification. Japanese - Swiss Ecohealth Colloquium, 2017.01.11-2017.01.12, Basel, Switzerland. (in Japanese)

Ueru TANAKA Practical soil management techniques for ecosystems conservation and livelihood improvement under fragile environment in semi-arid Tropics. France- Japan Joint Symposium “Landscape in the Anthropocene”, 2016.12.05-2016.12.08, Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS, Paris, France.

MIYAZAKI H., K. P. SINGH, UCHIYAMA Y., ENDO H., ISHIMOTO Y. and TANAKA U. Livelihoods of Pastoral community in North West India. International Seminar on “Traditional Knowledge and Heritage of South Asia", 2016.11.15-2016.11.16, Rothak, Haryana, India.

Ueru TANAKA and Takao SHIMIZU Practical Techniques for Desertification Control and Livelihood Improvement in the Sahel, West Africa. 12th International Conference on Development of Drylands “Sustainable Development of Drylands in the Post 2015 World”, 2016.08.21-2016.08.24, Alexandria, Egypt.

Ueru TANAKA and Takao SHIMIZU Idea box of practical techniques contributing to “Great Green Wall Initiatives (GGWWI)” for desertification control and livelihood improvement in semi-arid Africa. Japan-BecA-ILRI Hub seminar, 2016.06.16, Nairobi, Kenya.

Hidetoshi MIYAZAKI, Yudai ISHIMOTO, Ueru TANAKA, Chieko UMETSU Enhanced Food Security through Familiar Crops: A Case of Sweet Potato and Millet in Southern Zambia. . The 5th Lusaka Resilience Workshop, "Climate Change, Agricultural Production and Nutrition: Towards Integrated Policy Design for Food Security", 2016.02.28, Lusaka, Zambia.

Ueru TANAKA A practical technique to control wind erosion and to improve crop performance - Possibility of technology transfer from Niger to Senegal -. ISM-RIHN Joint Seminar: Community development assistance based on local resources and social networks in the Sahel, 2015.02.04, ISM, Dakar (Senegal).

Ueru TANAKA, Kenta IKAZAKI, Takao SHIMIZU, Yuko SASAKI, Hitoshi SHINJO, Satoshi TOBITA Designing of practical techniques for desertification control collaborating with local people in the Sahel, West Africa. 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) 2014, 2014.08.24-2014.08.28, Davos, Swiss.

MUNIANDI JEGADEESAN, Hidetoshi Miyazaki and Ueru Tanaka Agrarian change and livelihood dynamics among small farmers in Tamil Nadu. International seminar organised by "Contemporary Indian Area Studies” , 2014.07.05, ASAFAS, Kyoto University, Kyoto.

Ikazaki, K., Shinjo, H., Tanaka, U., Tobita, S., Funakawa, S., Kosaki, T. “Fallow Band System”, a do-nothing practice for controlling desertification and improving crop production in the Sahel, West Africa. 20th World Congress of Soil Science, 2014.06.08-2014.06.13, Jeju, Korea. (Best Presentation Award)

Shinjo, H., Ikazaki, K., Imanaka, S., Tanaka, U., Hayashi, K., Tobita, S. and Kosaki, T Sustainable and efficient land management practices in the Sahel. 20th World Congress of Soil Science, 2014.06.08-2014.06.13, Jeju Korea. (Best Poster Award)

Muniandi Jegadeesan, Hidetoshi Miyazaki and Ueru Tanaka Agrarian change and livelihood dynamics of small scale farmer in South Tamil Nadu, India. Spring Meeting of the Japanese Association for Arid Land Studies, 2014.05.31-2014.06.01, Tokyo City University, Yokohama.

Hidetoshi MIYAZAKI, KP Singh, H. ENDO and U. TANAKA Relationships between pastoral community and agriculturists in Rajasthan, India. IUAES, 2014.05.15-2014.05.18, Makuhari, Chiba.

Ishimoto Yudai, Miyazaki Hidetoshi, Tanaka Ueru, Umetsu Chieko Social Capital and Small-Scale Farmers in Zambia: An Analysis of Mobile Phone Usage. Resilience 2014, 2014.05.04-2014.05.08, Montpellier, France.

Miyazaki Hidetoshi, Ishimoto Yudai, Yamashita Megumi, Tanaka Ueru, Umetsu Chieko How small scale farmers cope with two different timings of heavy rainfall events in Southern Zambia. , 2014.05.04-2014.05.08, Montpellier, France.

Hidetoshi MIYAZAKI、 KP Singh、 H. ENDO、 U. TANAKA Soil Fertility Management for Smallholder Farmer in Semi Arid Tropics: In case of South Rajasthan. National Seminar on Traditional Storage Technology and Agricultural System, 2013.10.27-2013.10.28, Udaipur, India.

K.P. Singh、 H. Miyazaki、 H. Endo、 J.S. Kharakwal、 Ueru Tanaka Save the indigenous agricultural techniques (Special Reference to Rajasthan). National Seminar on Traditional Storage Technology and Agricultural System, 2013.10.27-2013.10.28, Udaipur, India.

Yudai Ishimoto, Hidetoshi Miyazaki, Ueru Tanaka, Chieko Umetsu Discussion on the Informal Safety Net by Mobile Phone in Southern Zambia. 4th Lusaka Resilience Workshop, "Towards Comprehensive Food Security: Bridging Climate Resilience and Disaster Resilience" , 2013.08.29, Lusaka, Zambia.

Ikazaki, K., Shinjo, H., Tanaka, U., Tobita, S., Funakawa, S., Kosaki, T. "Fallow Band System", a do-nothing practice for controlling wind erosion and improving soil fertility in the Sahel, West Africa. Conference on Desertification and Land Degradation, 2013.06.17-2013.06.18, Ghent, Belgium.

Ueru Tanaka, Sasaki, Y., Shimizu, T. and Ikazaki, K. Practical techniques and extension method for desertification cobtrol in the Sahel, West Africa. International Symposium on Sustainability/Survivability Science for a Resilient Society Adaptable to Extreme Weather Conditions, 2012.08.03-2012.08.04, Kyoto University Uji Campus, Uji, Kyoto.

H. Miyazaki, Masako Miyashita, Jungo Nishio, Ueru Tanaka and Hitoshi Shinjo Ecological Resilience of the Farms under Various Agro-Ecosystems in Southern Province of Zambia. Resilience International Symposium Building Social-Ecological Resilience in a Changing World, 2011.06.18-2011.06.20, RIHN, KYoto.

【Poster Presentation】

SASAKI,Yuko, TANAKA, Ueru, IKAZAKI, Kenta, SHINJO, Hitoshi, TOBITA, Satoshi Improved Extension Method of Practical Technique to Cope with Desertification in Niger, West Africa. 3rd. UNCCD Science Conferene, 2015.03.09-2015.03.12, Cancun, Mexico.

MUNIANDI JEGADEESAN, Hidetoshi MIYAZAKI and Ueru TANAKA Agrarian Change and Livelihood Diversification in Tamil Nadu. A National Seminar on Extension Management Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture –Challenges and Opportunities (EMASSA-2014), 2014.12.12-2014.12.13, Home Science College and Research Institute Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai, India. (Best Poster Award)

Ueru TANAKA, K. IKAZAKI, Y. SASAKI, H. SHINJO and S. TOBITA A technique practical for local people to improve crop performance with erosion control in the Sahel, West Africa. GCOE-ARS Final Symposium 2013, 2013.12.01-2013.12.03, Uji Campus, Kyoto University.

Yuko SASAKI, Ueru TANAKA, Kenta IKAZAKI, Hitoshi SHINJO, Satoshi TOBITA Lessons learnt from the extenstion of practical technique to control wind erosion with improvement of crop performance in Niger, West Africa. Conference on Desertification and Land Degradation, 2013.07.17-2013.07.18, University of Ghent, Belgium .

Ueru TANAKA, K. IKAZAKI, Y. SASAKI, H. SHINJO and S. TOBITA A technique practical and affordable for local people to improve crop performance with erosion control in the Sahel, West Africa. Conference on Desertification and Land Degradation, 2013.07.17-2013.07.18, University of Ghent, Belgium.

T. Shimizu, U. Tanaka, Y. Sasaki, K. Ikazaki, H. Shinjo and H. Nakamura Co-design of practical technique using local materials and knowledge to control water erosion with improvement of household income in Niger, West Africa. Conference on Desertification and Land Degradation, 2013.07.17-2013.07.18, University of Ghent, Belgium .

Hidetoshi MIYAZAKI, Y. ISHIMOTO, U. TANAKA, C. UMETSU Transformation of the ownership of indigenous trees as common resources - a case study in the semiarid tropics of Zambia - . IASC2013 (International Association for the Study of the Commons 2013), 2013.06.03-2013.06.07, kitafuji、Japan.

Ueru Tanaka, K. Ikazaki, Y. Sasaki, H. Shinjo, S. Tobita Practical technique and extension method for improvement of crop performance with wind erosion control. UNCCD 2nd Scientific Coference, 2013.04.09-2013.04.12, Bonn (Germany).

H. Miyazaki, Y. Ishimoto, M. Yamashita, H. Shinjo, U. Tanaka Adaptive and Coping Behaviors with Rainfall Fluctuation by Small-Scale Farmers in Southern Province of Zambia. Resilience International Symposium Building Social-Ecological Resilience in a Changing World, 2011.06.18-2011.06.20, RIHN, Kyoto, Japan.

H. Miyazaki, M. Yamashita, Y. Ishimoto, H. Shinjo, U. Tanaka Small-Scale Farmers’Adaptive and Coping Behaviors to Climatic Variability: A Case Study of Southern Zambia. Resilience 2011, 2011.03.11-2011.03.16, Arizona, United States.

【Invited Lecture / Honorary Lecture / Panelist】

Ueru TANAKA Possibility and significance of the transfer of indigenous farming techniques from India to Africa. International Seminar on “Traditional Knowledge and Heritage of South Asia”, 2016.11.15-2016.11.16, All India Jat Heroes’ Memorial College、Rohtak, Haryana, India.

Ueru TANAKA and Takao SHIMIZU Experiences of desertification studies in West Africa and its applicability to Namibian environment. International Symposium “Livelihood and Agriculture under Variable Environment in North Central Region of Namibia, 2016.09.22, Windhoek, Namibia.

Ueru Tanaka Practical technique to improve crop performance and wind erosion control in the Sahel, West Africa. Special Seminar in Ankara , 2013.07.29, Ministry of Water and Forest, Ankara, Turkey.

Ueru Tanaka, Yuko Sasaki, Takao Shimizu and Kenta Ikazaki Design and verification of practical techniques concurrently enhancing farmland productivity and desertification control in the Sahel, West Africa. TICAD V Official Side Event, 2013.06.02, Yokohama, Japan.

Ueru Tanaka Local knowledge and soil-friendly tool in Sahelian traditional agriculture. International Forum on GIAHS, 2013.05.29, Nanao, Japan.