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Jul. 17, 2020

2020 Project 04: Smart food value chain - the solution to Asia’s food distribution

2020 Project 04: Smart food value chain - the solution to Asia’s food distribution

The timely topic of smart food value chain will be the topic of discussion in the videoconference symposium which aims to examine the domestic distribution situation of agricultural products in Asian countries.

Type of activity: Symposium 
Date & venue: October, Videoconference
Co-organizers: National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO); Kasetsart University

Rationale

The term food value chain refers to the entire process to add value to agricultural products from breeding, production, processing to distribution, sales, and consumption in the market. By implementing advanced technologies such as IoT and Big Data, the food value chain can be utilized smartly to improve the distribution system itself and further increase the added value of agricultural products. Smart Food Value Chain (SFVC) contributes to improve the quality of life of farmers in Asia, especially those produce coming from agricultural crops in small scaled fields. FFTC also focuses on the value-added agriculture as stated in the FFTC strategic plan for 2019-2020.

Objectives

• To examine the domestic distribution situation of agricultural products in Asian countries.
• To formulate policies and discuss the future R&D to address the issues identified.
• To smartly adopt the Food Value Chain.
• To improve agricultural activity in the Asian and Pacific Region.

Expected participants

• Maximum of 16 speakers to include related experts from partner institutes and countries.
• Maximum of 200 participants to include 200 University professors and students, policy makers and  others from the private sector, researches, business persons from private enterprises involved in commercialization of agricultural technologies and the general public.

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