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FFTC-KU Risk Management on Agrochemicals through Novel Technologies for Food Safety in Asia



Agrochemicals play an important role on the efficient and economic production of agricultural products. Major group of agrochemicals are pesticides including herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. Pesticides are part of agrochemicals widely used in most agricultural areas.  The chemicals are used to control pests such as insects, rodents, microorganisms and weeds.  These chemicals are considered safe when used under a limitation level with proper application procedure. Nonetheless many of the produce in markets are still found to contain chemical residues in which lead to more awareness on the effects of residues on consumer health. Some chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Parkinsons, and Alzheimers are reported to have direct or indirect relationships with pesticide exposures and development of diseases.  Climate change also known to be a factor that influences an increasing number of pests, which lead to crop damages. Therefore, a pest control measure either by using pesticides or other alternative measures should be done.  Awareness of the health threats from the increasing use of pesticides and other farm chemicals are on the rise in the Asian and the Pacific region.  This include the consumers’ and the farmers’ health.  Integrated pest management (IPM) and organic farming are alternative choices to move the agrochemical users to avoid or minimize the chemicals used in their production. Moreover, cost of production and competitiveness enhancement with other regular farm produce are also critical. Novel technologies should be more broadly applied to reduce the residues in fresh produce e.g. ozonation, microbubbles, hydrostatic pressure, etc.

Seminar Sessions:

  1. Risk Assessment, Monitoring, and Remedial Action

  2. Novel Technologies in Practical: Agrochemical Residues Reduction and Food Safety Improvement

  3. Analytical Approaches for Agrochemical Determination

  4. Key success & Discussion: partial conversion to organic and organic production systems


  1. To bring together community leaders, scientists, and policy leaders to promote and enhance programmatic collaborations to more effectively address regional, national and local responses to minimize chemical utilization on crop production and increase organic farming.

  2. To create an active network for assessment and monitoring agrochemical utilization and organic farming in Asia especially in the country that plays an important role as global food suppliers. Such information will help the risk-based strategic plan for food safety management. The network will be created and exchanged for information among member using database and website as a key decision tool and organize by an elected network cooperator.

Major findings/recommendations:

  • Design training and education or knowledge programs for all related parties involved in the implementation of GAPs. This includes farmers, producers and consumers;
  • Limit pesticide labeling for Pre-Harvest Interval (PHI), which is available only for a major crop;
  • Expand knowledge of local authorities of the various departments and ministries of agriculture through information dissemination and training on usage of effective micro-organisms and organic practices to slowly build farmers’ trust;
  • Introduce a combination of organic chemicals with natural compounds for pest control;
  • Use appropriate sampling procedure to avoid set-up samples for residue testing;
  • Establish monitoring system for effective IPM; and
  • Construct or establish databases for pesticides and MRLs in different countries;


Program    pdf(294.85KB)


Keynote Speaker: The Techno Rice: An Industrial application of supercritical fluid technology in Taiwan  pdf(371.93KB)  pdf(9.73MB)
Dr. Yi-Jen Liaw
Senior Technical Advisor, Taiwan Quality Food Association, Taiwan

01 Analysis and risk assessment of pesticides in Korean agricultural products  pdf(614.29KB)  pdf(4.25MB)
Dr.Kwang-Geun Lee
Professor, Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Dongguk University-Seoul, Korea

02 Current situation of pesticides use in Indonesian agricultural products  pdf(262.90KB)
Ms. Anna Rahmianna
Researcher, Indonesian Legumes and Tuber Crops Institute, Indonesia

03 Current use of pesticides in the agricultural products of Cambodia  pdf(523.69KB)  pdf(2.52MB)
Dr. Preap Visarto
Director, Plant Protection sanitary and Phytosanitary Department, Cambodia

04 Pesticide residues in food and the environment in the Philippines: risk assessment and management  pdf(332.86KB)
Ms. Cristina Bajet
Scientist I/University Researcher III, National Crop Protection Center, Crop Protection Cluster, U.P. Los Banos, Philippine

05 Application of ultrasound technology for agricultural product improvement and environmental renovation  pdf(422.36KB)  pdf(2.38MB)
Dr. Nomura Nakao
Associate Professor, School of life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan

06 Using sanitizer and fine bubble technologies to enhance food safety  pdf(741.56KB)  pdf(9.45MB)
Dr. Warapa Manakarnchanakul
Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, Kasetsart University, Thailand

07 Application of Non-Target Analysis by High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry  pdf(609.29KB)  pdf(2.16MB)
Dr. Chung-Huang Wang
Food Industry Research and Development Institute (FIRDI), Product and Process Research Center, Taiwan

08 Chemometric approach to the optimization of HS-SPME/GC-MS for the determination of multiclass pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables  pdf(823.58KB)  pdf(1.03MB)
Dr. Tan Guan Huat
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

09 Thai good agricultural practice (GAP)  pdf(280.25KB)  pdf(2.97MB)
Dr. Rungnapa Korpraditskul
Head, Kasetsart University Research and Development Institute (RDAC), Kamphaeng Saen Campus, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

10 Development of good agricultural practice (GAP) model for tea, rice and vegetable in Vietnam  pdf(247.90KB)  pdf(551.80KB)
Dr. Dao Bach Khao
Deputy Head, Pesticide, Weed and Environment Division, Plant Protection Research Institute (PPRI), Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS), Vietnam

11 Producers’ perceptions of public Good Agricultural Practices and their pesticide Use: the case of Durian farming in Pahang, Malaysia  pdf(505.07KB)  pdf(1.01MB)
Dr. Yuichiro Amekawa
Assistant Professor, International Course Coordinator, School of Agriculture, Kyushu University

12 Successful case: Key success factor and constraints of control chemicals production system  pdf(6.60MB) (PPT)
Dr. Chatchawal Telavanich
Owner, Chatchawal Orchid Co., Ltd.


Proceedings    pdf(2.90MB)


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