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 Interactive Onsite Training Course on Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting (PFALs)

Accessible to the Introductory Online Course as Pre-learning starts in August

Onsite lectures/discussions at the JPFA
on September 2, 2024

Excursion to Commercial PFALs by bullet train and chartered bus on September 3, 2024 (Optional)

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 Strawberry Training Course
Day 1 Lectures, workshops, and discussion sessions on Kashiwanoha Campus
Day 2 Special excursion to the wonderful strawberry farms in Tochigi and Ibaraki Pref.

Pre-learning videos
On-demand lectures on practical strawberry cultivation and varieties of Japanese strawberries by professionals from Chiba Univ. and consortium companies
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Interactive Onsite Business-Focused 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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