What is OISCA - Milestones 


  • OISCA International was established by former President Dr. Yonosuke Nakano in Japan.



  • OISCA dispatched Japanese experts for agricultural development in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, and the Philippines after the to help mitigate the emergency food crises.



  • The OISCA Training Centers were established in Japan to cater the agricultural trainees from the developing countries.



  • The OISCA Industrial Development Body (OISCA Japan) was registered with the Japanese government as a Non-Profit Foundation.


  • Ms. Yoshiko Nakano succeeded the Presidency of OISCA from the founding president, Dr. Yonosuke Nakano.

    The first Asia Pacific Youth Forum for Community Development was organized in Thailand to emphasize the roles of the youth in the development of their own communities.



  • OISCA Agricultural Training Centers in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines were established to promote the empowerment of the youth.


  • Triggered by the poor agricultural production and lack of awareness of the interrelationship of the forest and agriculture, OISCA launched the International Love Green Campaign to rejuvenate the denuded and degraded forests.



  • Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of OISCA in the World NGO symposium in Tokyo, supported by the Japan Government, Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. Its Tokyo Declaration advocated a Tripartite Arrangement among governments, intergovernmental agencies and NGOs in international cooperation.

    October 01, 1986

  • OISCA started dispatching Japanese volunteers to Asian countries to participate in planting trees in the mountain and coastal areas.


  • In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, OISCA organized a convention in Fukuoka, Japan, with the objective of encouraging the 18,000 participants to “Think about Mother Earth.”

    On the same day, OISCA officially launched the Children’s Forest Program.



  • OISCA received the United Nations Earth Summit Award for Sustainable Development



  • OISCA was granted the Category I (General Consultative Status) by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN-ECOSOC).


  • OISCA inked a memorandum of understanding with the Government Union of Myanmar to launch a capacity building in the country for sustainable rural development.


  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between JICA/NGO Partnership Project and OISCA Technical Trainee Alumni Association (OTTAA) for the implementation of the Sericulture Project in Negros, Philippines.


  • OISCA-International and Asia Development Bank signed two contracts to improve the quality of life of the victims of tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia.


  • Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between OISCA-International and United Nations Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.


    The Training Center for Technical Instructions of Effective Microorganism (EM) was established by OISCA Uruguay.


  • OISCA Japan obtained the new legal status as Public Benefit Corporation (PBC).


    Aerial survey conducted to know the extent of the damage along the coastal areas of the Tohoku Region from the March 11 disaster and the discussion among the victims, local government, and forest experts on the role of OISCA to the recovery of the damaged coastal vegetation.


    April 2011

    Safety and Environmental Awareness Workshop among the staff of OISCA Fiji for the improvement of the Coral Reef Restoration Project in the Coral Coast Area and Ra Province in Viti Levu Island, Fuji.

    May 2011

    International Year of the Forest celebrated during the 5th Annual Tree Planting on Mount Fuji.


    June 2011

    A symposium organized in Tokyo to officially announce the implementation of the 100-Hectare Coastal Restoration Project damaged by the tsunami in the Miyagi Prefecture.


    July 2011

    Signed Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the three-year Negros Silk Industry Support Project during the celebration of the OISCA 50th Anniversary attended by 10,000 people in the Philippines.


    August 2011

    Chief Coordinator’s Training held in Surin, Thailand for the further improvement of the Children’s Forest Program.


    September 2011

    OISCA-International celebrated its 50th Anniversary in Tokyo. The event was graced by the Emperor and Empress of Japan, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and 850 supporters, members, and well-wishers.

    October 2011

    OISCA Bangladesh Training Center celebrated its 30th Anniversary graced by the Ambassador of Japan and other well wishers.


    November 2011

    OISCA’s Secretary-General Yasuaki Nagaishi joined Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of CBD on the Live and Interactive Web TV Program in Tokyo to promote biodiversity.

    December 2011

  • OISCA collaborated with Mitsubishi Corp. to maintain the biodiversity of Mt. Gede Pangrango National Park in West Java, Indonesia through the Miyawaki Method or the intensive planting of native species of trees.


    January 2012

    OISCA collaborated with Foreign Press Center of Japan to facilitate international media groups for the further promotion of OISCA’s Coastal Restoration Project in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture.


    February 2012

    OISCA signed the Memorandum of Agreement with the Philippine National Government for the promotion of CFP in the Philippines.


    March 2012

    Launching of the first CFP school in USA. 


    April 2012

  • Renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding between OISCA International and Fiji`s Ministry of Youth and Sports. 


    January 2013

    OISCA Headquarters announced the need to raise funds to be able to reach out to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. 


    November 2013

  • OISCA organized the 40th Tokyo Forum attended by foreign dignitaries and Japanese government officials. 


    March 2014

    Introduction of the first CFP school in Bhutan. 


    April 2014

  • OISCA International Board of Directors Meeting and participation to the UN High-Level Symposium on Sustainable Cities in Toyota, Japan 

    January 2015

    Participation to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. 

    March 2015

    Organizing of the 17th Asia Pacific Youth Forum for Community Development in Calicut, Kerala, India with 300 representatives from 8 different countries. 

    November 2015

  • 25th Anniversary celebration of the Children`s Forest Program in Manila, Philippines. 


    August 17, 2016

  • Organized OISCA Global Youth Forum in Kochi, India on February 9-11, 2018. It served as a platform for the youth to explore the issues faced by their generation and identify their respective roles to realize SDGs. 


    February 10, 2018

    Renewal of Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry (MAFI) in line with the development plan and complimenting the government policies of Malaysia. It concluded the further strengthening of partnership with MAFI`s local agency- Korporasi Pembangan Desa (KPD) or Rural Development Corporation. Thereby contributing to development through the provision of agriculture and home economics training among the youth at KPD-OISCA Youth Training Center. 


    September 13, 2018

  • OISCA Philippines is one of the recipients of the Certificate of Appreciation awarded by Department of Education in Manila. This is in recognition to our efforts in promoting quality education through our Children`s Forest Program. Since 1991, we helped educated students of 1,175 schools across the country through tree planting activities and environmental conservation related seminars. 


    February 12, 2019

  • Renewal of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Myanmar`s Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations (MIFER). Renewed every after 5 years since 1996, the MOU concludes further strengthening of partnership with the government in addressing poverty. We have been empowering youths through our agricultural training center established in Magway Region in 1997 and the second training center in established in Mandalay Region in 2017.


    January 28, 2020