JPFA Training

Welcome to the Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) training program. Our aim is to nurture the next generation of experts in both academia and industry for the future of plant factories with artificial lighting (PFALs) and controlled-environment agriculture. Our courses are taught by professionals from academia and industry who provide a conceptual and technological framework to support practical applications in relevant fields.

Since 2010, we have organized various in-depth and practical on-site and online training sessions, including introductory and advanced courses, in collaboration with Chiba University.

Upcoming Courses

JPFA Strawberry Training Course

- Let’s explore the Japanese Strawberry varieties! -

Join us for the JPFA Strawberry Training Course, a one-of-a-kind experience that seamlessly blends on-demand pre-learning lectures, hands-on practical classes, engaging discussions, and a special excursion to the wonderful strawberry farms.
You can enjoy a lot of Japanese strawberry varieties in the best season!!

Pre-learning videos/materials starts
 on February

Onsite lectures/discussions at the JPFA
on March 5, 2024

Excursion to the strawberry facilities on March 6, 2024

Introductory Online Training Course

The Introductory Online Training Course consists of ten lectures with the viewing period of one month. Or you can choose lectures individually.
"Other leafy greens: Microgreens and baby greens" by Chieri Kubota is available only to those who have purchased the introductory training as a set.  

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Lecture 1

Molecular Farming in Plant Factories: Biopharmaceutical Protein Production under Controlled Environment

Ryo Matsuda

Lecture 2

Hands-on Technical Training on PFAL Business Management --Challenge on New Cultivar: Salad Spinach

Kazuya Uraisami

If you are purchasing training and workshop content for the first time, you will need to register for an account. Please follow the instructions to register it. If you wish to pay by bank transfer, please contact the JPFA.

 History of Training in English

The JPFA is Training Indoor Farmers Around the World
3600+ Training alumni since 2010.
About 250 participants from more than 40 countries joined JPFA international training courses during 2018 - 2023.
JPFA Interactive Onsite Business-Focused Course on Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting  (PFALs)
The JPFA’s on-site training took place on Sept. 6-7, 2023 at the JPFA site in Chiba, Japan, just after the JPFA International Symposium on Plant Factory on Sept. 4-5, 2023.
■Information PDF: Information on Interactive Onsite Business-Focused Course
The Course
Day 1 The exclusive excursion to the large-scale commercial PFALs
Day 2 Lectures, workshops, and discussion sessions

Pre-learning videos
To enhance participants’ understanding, the videos on PFAL business management, 808 Factory case studies, and virtual tours were provided in advance.
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JPFA Offered the 1st Online "Strawberry” Course in English
    The JPFA ran the first STRAWBERRY online 
    training course in English on Oct. 13- 31, 2022.
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JPFA Runs Online Introductory and Specialized Courses in English

 The JPFA successfully ran training courses in English four times online on 2020 to 2022.

JPFA Launched the On-site Training Course in English in October, 2018
 The JPFA successfully offered on-site courses in English every year from 2018 to 2020, until the coronavirus outbreak forced the JPFA to make the training online.
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Visit JPFA Workshops

Videos of lectures and handouts from workshops held in FY 2021-2022 can be accessed through a variety of options.
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