Since 2010, the JPFA, in collaboration with Chiba University, has organized various in-depth and practical training
sessions, including introductory and advanced courses. 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 Offering New Online English-Language Training Course
The JPFA is offering a new online English-language training course on plant factories artificial lighting (PFALs) on
Feb. 18-March 11, 2021, which follows the first such course in 2020.
The new course comprises introductory classes on PFALs and special content designed for participants to acquire
practical knowledge and expertise.
Refer to this brochure for details.
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▶JPFA Successfully Runs Its 1st Online English-Language Course on Oct. 8 – Nov. 2, 2020
The JPFA offered its Introductory Training Course on Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting (PFALs) in English online
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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Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on training courses.
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.
You can refer to this for information.