Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

The Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services (ISAS), Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo was established in 2010 by integrating the university’s plot of farmland and Experimental Station for Landscape Plants, together with the educational and research functions of the University of Tokyo Tanashi Forest study site.
The institute’s 30 or so hectare area includes arable land (farmland, paddy fields, perennial ground), woodland (an experimental forest), greenhouses, and show gardens where integrated agricultural education and research is practiced. They also run diverse educational and research programs in cooperation with local residents.
In 2017, the TURN LAND project was launched using cultivated land belonging to ISAS as a joint research with the university. It runs programs combining agricultural activities (the cultivation of wheat and soybeans etc.) with art-related initiatives like workshops.

Joint researchers:
Eriko Yasunaga (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo)
Yuya Fukano (Research Associate, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo)