Training / Workshops


JPFA Training

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the JPFA offers its training courses. While we have organized
various in-depth and practical on-site training sessions, including introductory and advanced courses, in collaboration
with Chiba University since 2010, the focus is now on how best to run training courses online in the COVID-19 era.

Even we offers programs only online, we aim to nurture next-generation experts in both academia and industry for the
future of plant factories with artificial lighting (PFALs) and controlled-environment agriculture.

Professionals from academia and industry teach courses to provide a conceptual and technological framework to
support practical applications in relevant fields.

▶JPFA New Online Training Course Ends Successfully
As COVID-19 continued to prevent public gatherings, the JPFA ran a new online training course in English on Feb.
18-March 15 in 2021.

The JPFA 2021 Training Course on Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting (PFALs) comprised introductory classes on
PFALs, which were similar to those in the previous online course, and special content designed for participants to
acquire practical knowledge and expertise.

We presented two special awards for outstanding performance--the Best Watcher and the Best Questioner.

Refer to this for information.

▶JPFA Successfully Runs Its 1st  Online English-Language Course 

The JPFA offered its Introductory Training Course on Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting (PFALs) in English online
on Oct. 8 - Nov. 2 in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It was its first online English-language course and ended with a closing ceremony to present three special awards for
outstanding performance--the Best Watcher, the Best Questioner and the Best Networker.


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Workshops, held almost monthly, are one of our important educational activities and allow us to share knowledge with
JPFA members and other people. We have held workshops since 2010 on a wide range
 of topics, such as plant
physiology, new technologies for future generations, cultivation methodology on multiple crops and case studies on
commercial plant factory operations.

The total number of workshop participants reached 10,000 in March 2019.

JPFA's 138th Workshop (Online)
   The Future of Plant Factories
   -Challenges amid/Impact of COVID-19, Future Roles and Directions of Plant Factories

   The workshop was held on June 30, 2020.
   Refer to this for information.