Masako Morioka Assistant Professor

My DreamAiming for a society with access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food

ThemeIdentify the role of agricultural management in ensuring food security and the various conditions for production technology adaptation.


Agricultural economics, Development economics


Food security, Poverty, SDGs, Technology diffusion and adaptation

Instructable research topic for doctoral thesis




Academic degree D.Agr.
Self introduction

I have been involved in research to solve poverty and food poverties in low-income countries. My hobbies are mountain climbing and hiking.

Room addressGeneral Research Building I
Mail address masakom atmark


Research Department/Department of Agro-environmental Science/Division of Agricultural Economics/Section of Agricultural Economics


The majority of the world's poor are engaged in agriculture. Through the development of agriculture in many countries and the efforts of farmers themselves to improve agricultural production, extreme poverty in the world has been reduced by half over the past 20 years. In particular, a causal relationship has been found between improved agricultural production and increased food consumption. Agriculture plays an important role in the food security of the poor. The SDGs, which are a renewal of the MDGs in which poverty was halved, incorporate the eradication of hunger as a goal, with a view not only to ensuring food security but also to improving nutritional status. It aims to identify business conditions that promote sustainable agriculture as well as the health of those engaged in farming.
In addition, the working environment in the agricultural field is about to change dramatically with the spread and adaptation of agriculture-related products using AI and IoT technologies. By evaluating the diffusion status of new technologies and their effects economically, and clarifying the conditions for adaptation, I hope to provide feedback on technological development and help farmers choose the right technology.

We will prepare a questionnaire and conduct the survey with the help of the local people.
Statistical software and GIS are used for analysis.
We accompanied the farmers in their actual work while interviewing them. It is more of a learning experience than anything else.

List of current research topics

  • Exploring the Conditions for food and nutrition security for farmers in low-income countries
  • Exploring the determinants of adoption of smart dairy farming technologies
Affiliated academic society The Agricultural Economics Society of Japan, The Farm Management Society of Japan