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Group engaged in greening the earth
A Non-Profit Organization
Japan Global Green Association


Milestones to Establishment


Japan Global Green Association
A Non-Profit Organizatio
Milestones to Establishment

Prospectus of NPO establishment for Japan Global Green Association

The planet Earth is maintaining its steady pace of desertification, with 6.2 billion hectares of the global landmass of 15.2 billion hectares arid and unsuitable for use.In the meantime, the global population is estimated to double by the mid-21st century. The production of sufficient food to meet the demand of over 10 billion people dwelling on this planet is a task of colossal proportion. From this perspective, the regeneration of arid wasteland into green, benign terra is an issue of life-and-death for the entire mankind."Japan Global Green Association" -- a non-profit organization (NPO) for global afforestation and food production -- is an association organized with the intent of preventing the desolation/desertification/aridification of green territory, also regenerating desolate wasteland to reclaim such areas as green useful land. The group aims to orchestrate the talents, technologies and potentials of its members and supporters to expand the capabilities of mankind in tackling this issue, researching and developing innovative technologies including afforestation methods and effective fertilizers, furthermore promoting afforestation efforts on a global scale through the implementation of such technologies.
         The members of the Japan Global Green Association are seriously committed to contributing their efforts to the afforestation and the conservation of the global environment.Executive Office :  Sanshin-Hirose Bldg. 7F, 3-6-1 Uchi-Kanda, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo

"Japan Global Green Association" -- NPO
Tel :  +81 3 5296 0126   Fax :  +81 3 5296 0128

Originator of association

Ryuichi Endo

Professor Emeritus, Science University of Tokyo

Yoshio Yatsu

House of Representatives member; Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Tatsuo Manago CEO, IFT Co., Ltd

Terutake Arima

Former House of Representatives member

Tomoyuki Manago

Graduate, Science University of Tokyo; Global Green Researcher

Hiroyuki Eguchi

Secretary to House of Representatives member

Milestones of establishment for the
"Japan Global Green Association" -- Non-Profit Organization

Jan. 1995
Organization meeting for the Japan Global Green Association (voluntary association)

Jun. 1995
atsuo Manago, Director of Secretariat for the Japan Global Green Association visited the People's Republic of China for investigation of the status of the afforestation projects then in progress for the northern/southern mountains surrounding Lanzhou city, Gansu Province.

Director of Secretariat Tatsuo Manago pays complementary visits to

(1) Mr. Ke Maosheng :   Mayor, Lanzhou city
(2) Mr. Yuan Qixin :        Administrative Director, Forestry Colloquium of Lanzhou
(3) Mr. Lu Erkai :            Director-General, Park and Forestry Agency of Lanzhou for discussion of the afforestation project for the northern/southern mountain territory.

 

Mar. 1996
Tatsuo Manago, Director of Secretariat for the Japan Global Green Association visited the People's Republic of China for interviews concerning the afforestation projects of Lanzhou city, Gansu Province. The Chinese afforestation authorities are requested to investigate the possibilities of combating desertification and promoting food production in arid/desert territory using "Global Green" product. Minqin Desertification-Control Test Center in Minqin, Gansu Province was proposed as the site of evaluation activities.

Mar. 1996
Evaluation of "Global Green" initiated at Minqin Desertification-Control Test Center in Minqin, Gansu Province.

Jun. 1996
A three-month report on the results of the introduction of "Global Green" product at Minqin Desertification-Control Test Center was provided. Despite the short duration of evaluation, the "Global Green" sprayed on the flora at the Center indicated extremely satisfactory results (refer to attached documentation and photos indicated below).

Wheat: Group not introduced to Global Green Wheat: Group introduced to Global Green
Sweet corn: not introduced to Global Green Sweet corn: Group introduced to Global Green

Jun. 1996
A meeting with an examiner from Multilateral Cooperation Department, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to report on the evaluation results of the test conducted in Minqin Desertification-Control Test Center in Minqin, Gansu Province.

Jun. 1996
Efforts implemented to promote the recognition of floral cultivation agent "Global Green" as suitable method of afforestation in arid/desert territory.Japanese documentation and English press material for Global Green completed under the editorship of Professor Endo (Prof. Emeritus) of the Science University of Tokyo.

Jul. 1996
Information concerning the aims of the establishment of the Japan Global Green Association provided to Mr. Muhammad El Ashley, Director General of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) provided from an examiner for the Global Issues Division of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Director General Ashley requested for Global Green samples and English documents listing the scientific data of the agent.

Aug. 1996
Introductory English document titled "What is Global Green" was distributed to the participants of the Asian Work Group Conference for the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) held in New Delhi, India.

Aug. 1996
Request to conduct evaluation of "Global Green" in Kenya was indicated from Prof. Sam K. Ongeri, the Kenyan representative to the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to the examiner for the Global Issues Division of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Kenyan Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) of the Nairobi University of Agriculture and Stock-Breeding, Kenya was proposed as the site of the test.

Sep. 1996
60 kilograms of "Global Green" was sent to the Kenyan Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) of the Nairobi University of Agriculture and Stock-Breeding, Kenya for testing (refer to attached evaluation report).

Sep. 1996
English document "What is Global Green" distributed to the participants of the 9th general assembly of the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) held at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Oct. 1996
Testing of "Global Green" initiated within Kenya.Experiments of the agent proposed from Israel and Jordan.

Oct. 1996
Received urgent request for data and samples of "Global Green" from Dr. Moshe Silberbush of Ben-Gurion University, Israel, subject to evaluation at the Negev Institute for Desert Research.

Oct. 1996
Director of Secretariat Tatsuo Manago visited Minqin Desertification-Control Test Center in Minqin, Gansu Province, China for interview with Center Director and Process Administrator, Mr. Wang Shoushan. Manago was supplied with detailed information concerning the Desertification-Control Test Center, also reconfirming the effectiveness of "Global Green" in arid/desert environment.

Nov. 1996
60 kilograms of "Global Green" was shipped to Ben-Gurion University, Israel along with corresponding English documentation.




Jan. 1997
Conference held at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs with Mr. Fawzi Al-Sultan (Director-General) and Mr. Tomita (Deputy Director-General) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (UN). Financial support requested of IFAD in desertification-control activities of the Association involving "Global Green".

Mar. 1997
Mr. Dialo, Acting Director of Secretariat of the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification visited Japan. On the occasion of his visit, the Association members dined with Mr. Dialo, who was quite optimistic about 'trying out "Global Green" in Burkina Faso'. Acting Director of Secretariat promised to produce detailed plans for the testing of the agent.

Mar. 1997
Conference with Ms. Yin Lianyu, Director of the Economic Division of the Japan-China Friendship Association pertaining to "Global Green".

Apr. 1997
Mr. Liu Zhiren of the Agricultural Community Economic Research Center from the Agricultural Division of PRC requested cooperation of the Japan Global Green Association in activities oriented to combating the desertification and the increasing of food crop yields within Naimanqi County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China through he utilization of "Global Green".

Desert territory in the vicinity of Naimanqi County

Apr. 1997
Director of Secretariat Tatsuo Manago visited Beijing to coordinate basic approach relating to desertification-control and promotion of food crop production involving the use of "Global Green" with Mr. Liu Zhiren of the Agricultural Community Economic Research Center from the Agricultural Division of PRC.

Apr. 1997
Initial report on the effectiveness of "Global Green" within the deserts of Kenya provided from Prof. Sam K. Ongeri, the Kenyan representative of Prof. Sam K. Ongeri, the Kenyan representative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to the Japan Global Green Association.

May 1997
Formal Agreement concerning the implementation of evaluation testing for "Global Green" provided to Japan Global Green Association from Ms. Sharona Rittberg, Chief Coordinator for the Research Contracting Division of Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

May 1997
Formal Evaluation Agreement signed by Japan Global Green Association and returned to Ms. Sharona Rittberg, Chief Coordinator for the Research Contracting Division of Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

Jun. 1997
Plans for the desertification-control/Food yield promotion project using "Global Green" within Naimanqi County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region indicated by China. The proposed plan was submitted to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) accordingly.

Jun. 1997
Plans for the desertification-control/Food yield promotion project using "Global Green" within Naimanqi County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region indicated by China. The proposed plan was submitted to Mr. Morikawa of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), attached with the expense account involved. Received preliminary approval from IFAD.

Jul. 1997
From among the expenses incurred in the evaluation testing at Negev Institute for Desert Research, the initial subsidy as provided for in the Agreement was transferred to the account specified by Ms. Sharona Rittberg, Chief Coordinator for the Research Contracting Division of Ben-Gurion University, Israel.Initial evaluation subsidy : US $5,588.00 (= 746,277 Japanese yen at 133.55 yen to US $1.00)

Jul. 1997
English updates of the current situation in China including the reason for the selection of Naimanqi County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region as the proposed site of the activity sent to Mr. Morikawa of IFAD along with second particulars of the expense account involved.

Oct. 1997
Association participated in the International Convention to Combat Desertification Assembly in Rome, Italy as a privately operated NPO, hosting a conference on "Global Green" with delegates from Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso and other nations with the cooperation of Mr. Dialo, Director of Secretariat of the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification.

Oct. 1997
Details of the proposed research plans and information of the commencement of the initial stages of evaluation testing concerning the effectiveness of "Global Green" in desertification control within the Negev desert provided from Israel.

Oct. 1997
A meeting was held with the Associate Director-General and the Chief of Japan Agricultural Land Development Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan to request the Agency for the implementation of evaluation testing for "Global Green" within Niger.

Nov. 1997
Sample quantities of "Global Green" provided to Japan Agricultural Land Development Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan.Objective: Desertification-control/Food yield promotion testing to be implemented in Niger.

Dec. 12, 1997
Japan Global Green Association participated in a "Desertification-Control and International Cooperation" conference conducted at the United Nations University (UNU).

Dec. 26, 1997
Request for cooperation indicated from Mali, Mauritania, and Burkina Faso for the "Desertification-control/Food yield promotion testing project" (SAHEL D.E.F.I.S.) to be implemented in these regions.


Jan. 12, 1998
60 kilograms of "Global Green" shipped to Miyako-Jima Agricultural Improvement Center, Taira city, Nishizato (Okinawa Pref.) for implementation of evaluation testing.

Feb. 15, 1998
Mr. Dialo, Director of Secretariat of the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification visited Japan.

Feb. 18, 1998
In response to request from Mr. Dialo (Director of Secretariat of the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification) to pay complimentary visits to Japanese Diet members and related authorities, a meeting with the following Diet members and government officials were arranged by the Association upon coordination by Deputy Chairman Sanji Muto (former House of Representatives member) and Director of Secretariat Tatsuo Manago of the Association:

Complimentary visits (in the sequence of visit):

Mr. Kakizawa

House of Representatives (Liberal Democratic Party)

Mr. Hata

House of Representatives (Democratic Party)

Mr. Kaifu

House of Representatives (N/A)

Mr. Katakura

Ambassador to TICAD (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Mr. Yokomichi

House of Representatives (Democratic Party)

Mr. Yatsu

House of Representatives (Liberal Democratic Party)

Mr. Ueda

Director of International Cooperation (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Mr. Ikeda

House of Representatives (Liberal Democratic Party)

Environmental Committee, Liberal Democratic Party

Mr. Touke

House of Representatives (Liberal Democratic Party)

Mr. Yashiro

House of Representatives (Liberal Democratic Party)

Feb. 1998
Intermediate report of the evaluation testing at Negev Institute for Desert Research provided from Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Results pertaining to the nutritional values, flexibility and interaction of "Global Green" were consistent to guidelines designated in Japan.

Mar. 13, 1998
3.12 tons of "Global Green" and 15.0 tons of "Chicken Manure-Enriched Global Green" were shipped for Shanghai for application in the desertification-control/food yield promotion activities to be implemented in full scale within Naimanqi County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Apr. 06, 1998
Conference with professors Takahashi (DAg) and Matsumoto (DAg) at Akita Prefectural Junior College of Agriculture. Upon request for technical cooperation in the activities of the Association, the two doctors readily agreed to provide support.

May 11, 1998
The second subsidy to cover for the expenses incurred in the evaluation testing at Negev Institute for Desert Research was transferred to the account specified by Ben-Gurion University, Israel.2nd evaluation subsidy : US $7,189.00 (= 960,090 Japanese yen at 133.55 yen to US $1.00)

May 25-28, 1998
Association participated in the Asian Assembly of the International Convention to Combat Desertification in Ohtsu city, Shiga Pref. (Japan).

Conference was jointly hosted by:     United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Environmental Engineering Sponsorship by:    United Nations Conference on Desertification (CCP)Cooperation by:    Tottori Arid Land Research Center Supported by:  Shiga Prefecture 
* At the conference --

Mr. Diao (SAHEL D.E.F.I.S.) requested the Association for support in a desertification-control/food yield promotion project to be implemented in Burkina Faso utilizing "Global Green". Accordingly, the Association committed to providing 2 tons of concentrated solution of the agent (to be diluted by 1,000 to 1,500 times for application) free of charge.

Jun. 1998
Subsidy granted from UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for the desertification-control/food yield promotion activities implemented within Naimanqi County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (China).The fund was promptly transferred to the authorities of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Farms subject to the desertification-control/food yield promotion activities involving the use of "Global Green".

Jul. 01, 1998
2 tons of concentrated solution of "Global Green" shipped to Burkina Faso for use in the desertification-control/food yield promotion project.

Sep. 1998
Tatsuo Manago, Director of Secretariat for the Japan Global Green Association visited the sites selected for the Naimanqi Desertification-Control/Food Yield Promotion Project in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (China) from September 6th to 12th accompanied by Ms. Yin Lianyu (Japan-China Friendship Association) and Ms. Zheng Li Ping (interpreter) to investigate the progress of the activities for the fiscal year. The influence of the strong downpour in the northeastern regions of China resulted in significant reductions in sunshine within Inner Mongolia during the July-August period, causing outbreaks of root-rot and mildews among the crops. Due to the prevailing conditions, no significant difference was identified between crops treated with "Global Green" and those without.The most critical condition in promoting desertification-control/food yield is to secure sufficient manpower for the activities involved, maintaining a steady level of workforce. This calls for the arrangement of an environment suitable for the settlement of the required labor.Upon interviewing the local residents/employees engaged in the desertification-control/food yield promotion activities, it became apparent that the most prominent demand of the local community was the construction of schools to accommodate their children.Based on this response, the Japan Global Green Association committed to the construction of the "Japan-China Friendship Global Green Hope Elementary School" with a capacity for the accommodation of 200 students, scheduled for completion by June 20, 1999. The initial subsidy to be used in the construction was granted to the local authorities of Naimanqi County.

Afforestation in progress at the project site

Comparison of grape,LEFTnot,RIGHTtreated

Instructing on the use of "Global Green" based on reports by the Naimanqi Agricultural Agency

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Sep. 23, 1998
Accounting report submitted from Ben-Gurion University concerning the subsidies provided for the fiscal year. The University expressed its intent to continue the desertification-control/food yield promotion activities for at least two more years and was approved by the Association.
Additionally, Ben-Gurion University proposed the use of "Global Green" on olive trees for the next season. The test on olives were to take place in greenhouses and along the Mediterranean coast. The proposal was accompanied by a request for funding in the amount of US $41,059, consisting of greenhouse expenses for one year ($22,353) and funding for three years of activity along the Mediterranean ($18,706). The proposal was also approved by the Association.

Oct. 13, 1998
Subsidy of US$ 32,353 to cover one year of greenhouse experimentation (US $22,353) and US$ 10,000 from among US$ 18,706 for the activity along the Mediterranean in the proposed evaluation using olives was provided to Ben-Gurion University.

Nov. 1998
The second subsidy for use in the construction of the elementary school was granted to the local authorities of Naimanqi County, in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (China).

Dec. 1998
Evaluation report for FY1998 submitted from the Desertification-Control/Food Yield Promotion activities implemented within Naimanqi County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (China).


Comparison :Treated group I and group II,RIGHTNno-treated group of crops
buckwheat :LEFT  treated with,  RIGHT  Non-treated group         

           


Jan. 1999
60 kilograms of "Global Green" shipped to Miyako-Jima Agricultural Improvement Center, Taira city, Nishizato (Okinawa Pref.) for implementation of evaluation testing.

Feb. 1999
The final subsidy for use in the construction of the elementary school was granted to the local authorities of Naimanqi County, in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (China).

Mar. 1999
Intermediate report of the evaluation testing at Negev Institute for Desert Research provided from Ben-Gurion University, Israel for the duration of November 1, 1998 thru March 31, 1999. The report included outdoor studies pertaining to:

1.  Nutrition originating from "Global Green" applied to the soil and directly on the subject crops.

2.  Nitrogen/phosphor/kali originating from "Global Green" applied to olive trees situated in running water irrigation facilities.

Apr. 16, 1999
Report (English) on Naimanqi "Global Green" Desertification-Control/Food Yield Promotion Project in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (China) for FY1998 submitted from the Association to IFAD.

May 10, 1999
Subsidy in the amount of US$ 10,000 provided to Naimanqi Desertification-Control/Food Yield Promotion activity to be implemented in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (China) for FY1999.

May 14, 1999
Subsidy in the amount of US$ 10,000 granted from IFAC to the Association to fund the Naimanqi Desertification-Control/Food Yield Promotion activity in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (China) for FY1999.

Jun. 19-22, 1999
Visit to the Naimanqi "Global Green" Desertification-Control/Food Yield Promotion activity site in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (China) for investigation of project status. Conference with Chinese officials responsible for the project, receiving intermediate reports and concurrently providing technical instructions.

During the visit, the opening ceremony for the "Japan-China Friendship Global Green Hope Elementary School" to be donated from Japan Global Green Association to the local community was held as scheduled on June 20. The inspection mission was greeted by the entire community. The opening ceremony included complimentary addresses by Deputy Chairman Sanji Muto and Director of Secretariat Tatsuo Manago of the Association, followed by of stationery gifts to the students attending the school.


Former schoolhouse

Two newly elected school buildings

Opening ceremony of the "Japan-China Friendship Global Green Hope Elementary School"

Jul. 1999
Reports on the investigation of the "Global Green" Desertification-Control/Food Yield Promotion Project submitted from the Association to IFAD.

Aug. 1999
Report of the effectiveness of "Global Green" in desert environment provided from Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

Oct. 1999
Annual report of the effectiveness of "Global Green" in desert environment for the duration of October 1, 1998 thru September 30, 1999 provided from Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Oct. 1999
Performance results for the consigned testing/demonstrative exhibit investigation of "Global Green" for FY1998 provided from the Okinawa Fertilizer/Pesticide Rationalization Committee.

Nov. 1999
FY1999 annual final report and FY2000 project plan for the "Global Green" Desertification-Control/Food Yield Promotion activity submitted from the authorities of Naimanqi County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (China).


Jan. 2000
60 kilograms of "Global Green" shipped to Miyako-Jima Agricultural Improvement Center, Taira city, Nishizato (Okinawa Pref.) for implementation of evaluation testing.

Apr. 2000
FY1999 annual final report and FY2000 project plan for the "Global Green" Desertification-Control/Food Yield Promotion activity implemented in Naimanqi County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region submitted from the Association to IFAD.

Jul. 2000
Accounting report for "Global Green" Desertification-Control/Food Yield Promotion activity submitted from the authorities of Naimanqi County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (China).

Aug. 2000
FY1999 accounting report and FY2000 budget plan for the "Global Green" Desertification-Control/Food Yield Promotion activity implemented in Naimanqi County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region submitted from the Association to IFAD.

Aug. 30, 2000
A meeting with Mr. Dialo, Director of Secretariat of the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification, on the occasion of his visit to Japan. Request for the cooperation and technical support of the Japan Global Green Association in the desertification-control/food yield promotion project scheduled in Niger was indicated from Mr. Dialo.

Tatsuo Manago in friendly conversation with Mr. Dialo, Director of
Secretariat of the U.N.Convention to Combat Desertification (figure to right)

Sep. 08, 2000
Subsidy in the amount of US$ 10,000 granted from IFAD to the Association to fund the Naimanqi Desertification-Control/Food Yield Promotion activity in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (China) for FY2000.

Sep. 13, 1999
Subsidy in the amount of US$ 10,000 provided to Naimanqi Desertification-Control/Food Yield Promotion activity to be implemented in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (China) for FY2000.

Dec. 08, 2000
Application for prospectus of specific non-profit organization establishment submitted from the Association to the Governor of Tokyo.

Dec. 2000
Overall evaluation report (dated November 20, 2000) for the "Global Green" Desertification-Control/Food Yield Promotion activity implemented in Naimanqi County submitted from the local authorities of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.Report emphasized the effective performance of Global Green in arid/desert environments.The evaluation report was promptly translated into English for submission to IFAD.


Jan. 2001

Mr. Dialo, Director of Secretariat of the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification requested for the provision of technical and financial support in the desertification-control/food yield promotion activities to be implemented in Burkina Faso, and was accepted by the Association.

Feb. 2001
The People's Government of Paiinclasom District in Naimanqi County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region made a proposal to the Association concerning a jointly project for the promotion of desertification-control/food yield efforts to be implemented within the Paiinclasom District.

Mar. 2001
Certification of specific non-profit organization issued to the Japan Global Green Association from the Governor of Tokyo.

Mar. 2001
The specific non-profit organization was formally registered as of March 16th, marking the establishment of the NPO "Japan Global Green Association".

Activities of "Japan Global Green Association" as a non-profit organization

Mar. 2001
Plans pertaining to the proposed desertification-control/food yield activities were submitted from Burkina Faso. The scheduled project involves afforestation and the cultivation of vegetable crops and pasturage within the West-African Sahel strip (savanna surrounding the Sahara) with objectives of preventing the progress of desertification and enhanced production of food crop. The Japan Global Green Association was invited to take part in this effort to be implemented in cooperation with the Sahel DEFIS Burkina and the National Agricultural Research Institute of Burkina Faso and grass-roots NGO parties. Upon review and negotiation with the parties concerned, the participation of the Association was decided.

Mar. 29, 2001
Agreement for the implementation of the project was signed and returned to Sahel DEFIS Burkina.

Mar. 30, 2001
One-half of the US$10,000 subsidiary funding from the Association was provided to the project ($5,000).