4th AFSA Conference

"The 4th AFSA conference will be held on 10-12 August, 2018 at Siem Reap in Cambodia.  

  WELCOME

Welcome to the 4th AFSA International Conference on Food Safety and Food Security (AFSA2018). The conference will be held on 10-12 August 2018 at Angkor Paradise Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Organizing Committee would like to invite you to participate by submitting an abstract of a paper or poster for presentation at the conference and by drawing the knowledge and connections that the conference has in store.  Your participation is also an opportunity to have a glimpse of Siem Reap which is one of the World's Top 3 Best Cities of Travel and Leisure in 2015. Siem Reap is Cambodia’s most famous destination, the gateway to the legendary Angkor Complex of the 15th-19th century Great Khmer Empire, and is situated near the Tonle Sap Lake – Southeast Asia’s largest lake where over 3 million people depend for their livelihood and food security needs. 

AFSA2018 is organized by Asia Food Safety and Security Association; Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Mekong Institute, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

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 ABOUT AFSA' 2018

The world’s greatest food security challenge is to provide the growing population with a sustainable, secure supply of safe, nutritious, and affordable high-quality food using less land, with lower inputs, and in the context of global climate change, other environmental changes and declining resources. Asia has 70% of all malnourished children in the world and 512 million of its population is food-insecure, with more females affected than males (FAO/IFAD/WFP 2015 State of Food Insecurity in the World). Suitably therefore, food safety and food security are primary targets embedded in the 2016-2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2 (Zero Hunger), 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing), 12 (Sustainable Consumption and Production) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

AFSA2018 will contribute to achieving the SDGs’ targets.  The conference will bring together national and international experts, entrepreneurs, scientific and technical personnel, policy makers and civil society to tackle key food safety and food security issues. It will highlight the most recent developments and innovations in the area with emphasis on:

  • Food production: sustainable systems (e.g. natural, organic, conservation agriculture); preservation of natural environment; natural products and innovations; food fermentation and other specific production practices
  • Food security: nutrition and food security; malnutrition and interventions; impact of natural and man-made environmental changes
  • Food safety: food and water hygiene/sanitation; food safety and quality; food safety regulations and standards; foodborne hazards; foodborne diseases and control; emerging food safety problems; food safety management strategies and interventions
  • Food handling and waste/loss prevention: packaging and storage innovations; food waste and loss reduction in support to SDG 12.3; cold chain development; byproduct/waste utilization and value addition
  • Food processing and preservation: food biochemistry; emerging processing techniques; non-thermal processing; cold chain development
  • Nutrition and human health: functional foods/ingredients; diet and cognition; dietary diversity; local/traditional foods; direct and indirect nutrition interventions
  • Food biotechnology: applied biotechnology in food processing, preservation and quality improvement; biotechnology in food safety and security
  • Cross-cutting issues: food safety risk analysis and management; food control systems; food and nutrition policies and strategies; food trade and globalization; emerging food safety and security issues; current and future research/innovation platforms and collaboration; politics and economics of food security; gender and climate change implications on food safety and food security; other food issues of national and transnational importance

 ABOUT AFSA

Asia Food Safety and Security Association (AFSA) (www.afsahome.org) is a voluntary, non-profit, charitable organization established in 2010 during the 5th Annual General Meeting of Bangladesh-Japan Association for Science and Technology (BJAST) at Dhaka. The main objectives of AFSA are:

  • To forge effective cooperation among the member states in areas including climate change, food safety and food security.
  • To disseminate research findings and future research in food safety and security.
  • To help in building the Asian Food Safety and Security Network.
  • To help educational institutions by supplying equipment, books, materials, ideas, etc.
  • To exchange views, ideas by organizing seminars, symposia, conferences and meetings.
  • To help secure funds for students to attend seminar, conferences, training programs.
  • To launch a Journal on Food Safety and Food Security with a focus on current trends and needs in Asia.

AFSA conferences are held every two years. The first AFSA conference was held in Osaka, Japan, on 15-17 September 2012; the 2nd in Bien Hoa City (near Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam, on 15-17 August 2014; and the 3rd in Bhubaneswar, India, on 15-17 September 2016.

 ABOUT RUA

Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) (www.rua.edu.kh) is a leading public agricultural university in Cambodia operated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Located southwest of Phnom Penh, RUA was founded in 1964 by King Norodom Sihanouk as one of the nine royal universities to improve the state of Cambodia’s higher education.  RUA offers bachelor, master and doctorate degrees in the field of agriculture and related fields. Education, research and extension programs are conducted by 11 faculties (Faculty of Agronomy, Faculty of Animal Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Fisheries, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Faculty of Land Management and Land Administration, Faculty of Rubber Sciences); Graduate School; Department of Foundation Education; four research centers (Hun Sen Research Center, Center for Agricultural and Environmental Studies, Center for Livestock Development Studies, Center for Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition) under the Office of the Director of Research and Extension; and two service centers (IT Centre and Language Centre).  RUA is the primary provider of human resources in agriculture and rural development in Cambodia. 

 ABOUT MEKONG INSTITUTE

Mekong Institute (MI) (www.mekonginstitute.org) is an intergovernmental organization founded by the six member countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), namely Cambodia, P.R. China (Yunnan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region), Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. MI provides, implements and facilitates integrated human resource development (HRD), capacity building programs and development projects related to regional cooperation and integration.  Managed by GMS national and international staff and supported by international academics, subject-matter experts and consultants, MI works with and through various local government authorities, development partners and local organizations to deliver and implement standardized and customized learning programs, workshops, seminars, policy consultation, and research and development projects.

MI’s goals and strategies support the GMS Cooperation Program and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), emphasizing enhanced physical connectivity in the GMS economic corridors and the realization of the GMS/AEC target of a single market and production base, equitable growth, and sustainable resource management. Currently, MI’s programs and activities focus on three main thematic areas: Agricultural Development and Commercialization, Trade and Investment Facilitation, and Innovation and Technological Connectivity.

 Committees

 COMMITTEES: Conveners 

  • Dr. Borarin Buntong, Royal University of Agriculture (RUA), Cambodia
  • Dr. Antonio Acedo Jr., Mekong Institute (MI), Thailand
  • Dr. Md. Latiful Bari, Asia Food Safety and Security Association (AFSA)

 COMMITTEES: Steering Committee 

  • Prof. Dr. Takashi Uemura, President, AFSA, Japan
  • Dr. Md. Latiful Bari, General Secretary, AFSA, Bangladesh
  • Prof. Dr. Bunthan Ngo, Rector, RUA, Cambodia
  • Prof. Dr. Seng Mom, Vice Rector, RUA, Cambodia
  • Prof. Dr. Sok Kunthy, Vice Rector, RUA, Cambodia
  • Dr. Watcharas Leelawath, Executive Director, MI, Thailand
  • Ms. Maria Theresa Medialdia, Director, Agricultural Development and Commercialization Department, MI, Thailand
  • Mr. Kong Thong, Dean, Faculty of Agro-Industry, RUA, and President, Cambodia Association of Food Science and Technology

 COMMITTEES: Organizing Committee 

  • Dr. Borarin Buntong, RUA, Cambodia
  • Dr. Antonio Acedo Jr., MI, Thailand
  • Dr. Md. Latiful Bari, AFSA, Bangladesh
  • Mr. Tong Socheath, RUA, Cambodia
  • Mr. Kong Thong, RUA, Cambodia
  • Dr. Yasohiro Inatsu, National Food Research Institute, Japan
  • Prof. Glenn Young, Food Safety Microbiology Group, UC Davis, USA
  • Dr. Sirichai Kanlayanarat, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand
  • Dr. George Srzednicki, Univ. of New South Wales, Australia

 COMMITTEES: Local Organizing Committee 

  • Prof. Dr. Bunthan Ngo, Rector, RUA, Cambodia
  • Prof. Dr. Seng Mom, Vice Rector, RUA, Cambodia
  • Prof. Dr. Sok Kunthy, Vice Rector, RUA, Cambodia
  • Dr. Borarin Buntong, RUA, Cambodia
  • Mr. Tong Socheath, RUA, Cambodia
  • Mr. Kong Thong, RUA, Cambodia
  • Ms. Hor Rathna, RUA, Cambodia

 COMMITTEES: Scientific Committee 

  • Dr. Md. Latiful Bari, AFSA, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Antonio Acedo Jr., MI, Thailand
  • Dr. Chu Doan Thanh, National Foundation for Science & Technology Development, Vietnam
  • Dr. Chalermchai Wongs-Aree, KMUTT, Thailand
  • Dr. Pongpen Jeetarerat, KMUTT, Thailand
  • Dr. Chaleeda Borompichaichartkul, Chulalongkorn Univ., Thailand
  • Dr. Dam Sao Mai, Ho Chi Minh Univ. of Industry, Vietnam
  • Dr. Nguyen Duy Duc, Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Post-Harvest Technology, Vietnam
  • Dr. Elda Esguerra, Univ. of Philippines Los Banos, Philippines
  • Dr.  Emma Ruth Bayogan, Univ. of the Philippines Mindanao, Philippines
  • Dr. Yasohiro Inatsu, National Food Research Institute, Japan
  • Prof. Dr. Son Radu, Univ. Putra Malaysia
  • Dr. Hedime Izumi, Kinki Univ., Japan
  • Dr. Ningjing Sun, Guangxi Univ., China
  • Dr. Kiran Kumar Adapa, Dr. YSR Horticultural Univ., Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Dr. Phebe Ding, Univ Putra Malaysia
  • Dr. Nobuyuki Kijima, National Agriculture and Food Research Institute, Japan
  • Dr. Nobutaka Nakamura, National Food Research Institute, Japan
  • Dr. Durga Mani Gautam, Agriculture and Forestry Univ., Nepal
  • Dr. Danilo Padua, Benguet State Univ., Philippines
  • Dr. Kiattisak Duangmal, Chulalongkorn Univ., Thailand
  • Dr. Adisak Joomwong, Maejo Univ., Thailand

 COMMITTEES: International Advisory Committee 

  • Prof. Larry Beuchat, Univ. of Georgia, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Bockmühl, Hochschule Rhein-Waal Univ. of Applied Science, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Paull, Univ. of Hawaii, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Gemma, Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Dr. Renata Clarke, Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN, Italy
  • Dr. Shinnichi Kawamoto, National Food Research Institute, Japan
  • Prof. Jeyam Subaih, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • Dr. K. Alagusundaram, Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, India
  • Dr. Dike Ukuku, ERRC-USDA, Philadelphia, USA
  • Prof. Naiyyum Choudhury, BRAC Univ., Bangladesh
  • Dr. Kenji Isshiki, Hokkaido Univ., Japan
  • Prof. Anwar Hossain, Univ. of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Kazi Selim Anwar, Faculty of Medicine, AIMST Univ., Malaysia
  • Dr. Sumalee Boonmer, Thailand MOPH-US CDC Collaboration, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
  • Prof.  Takahisa Miyamoto, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu Univ., Japan
  • Dr. Cho-Hee, Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI), Korea
  • Dr. Didier Montet, Chef de l’équipe sureté des aliments/food safety, CIRAD, France
  • Prof. Deog-Hwan Oh, Kangwon National Univ., Korea

Programme

 TENTATIVE PROGRAMME 

 

 

August 10

August 11

August 12

09:00-09:30

Opening

Concurrent Sessions

Technical Tours

09:30-10:00

Keynote Speaker

10:00-10:30

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

10:30-12:00

Plenary Session

Concurrent Sessions

12:00-13:00

Lunch

Lunch

13:00-16:30

Concurrent Sessions

Plenary Session

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

16:30-17:30

Poster Viewing

Business Meeting

18:00-21:30

Welcome Reception

 

 Language

English will be the official language throughout the conference.

Registration

 REGISTRATION: Important Dates 

 

Important Dates

Submission of Abstract

31 May 2018

Notification of Acceptance

15 June 2018

Early registration deadline

30 June 2018

Submission of full paper

10 August 2018

Conference

10-12 August 2018

 

 REGISTRATION: Important Information 

Please download the registration form, fill it up, and send to the Conference Organizer by email using the address: AFSA2018.Cambodia@gmail.com

Registration fees are as follows:

 

Early Registration, USD

(on or before 30 June 2018)

Late Registration, USD

(after 30 June 2018)

AFSA Member

250

300

Non-AFSA Member

300

350

Cambodian Participant

100

150

Student (Foreign)

150

200

Student (Cambodian)

75

100

Observer/Accompanying Person

100

150

Reviewer

200

250

Invited Speaker

Free

Free

  • Please attach the bank transfer receipt (scanned copy) to your registration form and send by email.

Registration includes:

Participants: Welcome reception, scientific session, 4 coffee breaks (Aug 10-11), 3 lunches (Aug 10-12), technical tours, abstract book, conference proceedings (scientific journal to be determined), and conference bag and other materials 
Students: Welcome reception, scientific session, coffee breaks, lunches, technical tours and abstract book 
Observer/Accompanying Person: Welcome reception, cofee breaks, lunches and technical tours

 REGISTRATION: Payment

Payment for advance registration fees should be made in US Dollars by bank transfer to the following account number.  Please attach the transfer receipt to your registration form.

Account Number

20-216-000854-2

Account Name

AFSA2018 c/o Tong Socheath

Beneficiary Bank

Cambodia Asia Bank Ltd.

Address

No. 333 Preah Sihanouk Boulevard, Sangkat Vealvong, Khan 7 Makara, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Swift Code/BIC

CABCKHPP

Intermediary Bank

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. – Phnom Penh Branch

Address

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Swift Code/BIC

ICBKKHPP

Guidelines

 GUIDELINES: Abstract

Participants who intend to submit contributed papers or posters are requested to complete and return the accompanying form indicating preference of poster or oral presentation. Please provide a title for your paper and abstract of not more than 300 words. The Organizing Committee invites you to submit the abstracts for oral or poster presentations on the following topics:

  • Food production: sustainable systems (e.g. natural, organic, conservation agriculture); preservation of natural environment; natural products and innovations; food fermentation and other specific production practices
  • Food security: nutrition and food security; malnutrition and interventions; impact of natural and man-made environmental changes
  • Food safety: food and water hygiene/sanitation; food safety and quality; food safety regulations and standards; foodborne hazards; foodborne diseases and control; emerging food safety problems; food safety management strategies and interventions
  • Food handling and waste/loss prevention: packaging and storage innovations; food waste and loss reduction in support to SDG 12.3; cold chain development; byproduct/waste utilization and value addition
  • Food processing and preservation: food biochemistry; emerging processing techniques; non-thermal processing; cold chain development
  • Nutrition and human health: functional foods/ingredients; diet and cognition; dietary diversity; local/traditional foods; direct and indirect nutrition interventions
  • Food biotechnology: applied biotechnology in food processing, preservation and quality improvement; biotechnology in food safety and security
  • Cross-cutting issues: food safety risk analysis and management; food control systems; food and nutrition policies and strategies; food trade and globalization; emerging food safety and security issues; current and future research/innovation platforms and collaboration; politics and economics of food security; gender and climate change implications on food safety and food security; other food issues of national and transnational importance

All abstracts submitted must be original work and not previously presented in any form at other conference. Your abstract will be submitted to the Scientific Committee for evaluation and presenters will be notified regarding the status of their abstracts (oral or poster presentation) and date of presentation. The committee may request some papers nominated for oral presentation by authors to be presented as posters. A book of abstracts will be available at the conference.

Guidelines:

  1. Abstract must be submitted in English.
  2. Abstracts should consist of a title, list of authors and their affiliation, contact address including e-mail address, keywords, and one paragraph only of script.
  3. Type the title of the abstract in Times New Roman 14 points, Bold. Underline the name of the presenting author. Use numbers in the title for authors’ affiliation.
  4. The abstract must be single line spaced, typed in Times New Roman 12 points. Standard abbreviations may be used. Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words.
  5. The abstract should include the following information (1) Rationale and objective of the work; (2) Approach and methodology; (3) Results and discussion; and (4) Conclusion

Online Abstract and Full Text Submission

Abstract of the paper can be submitted as an email attachment to the Conference Secretariat at AFSA2018.Cambodia@gmail.com.

 GUIDELINES: Full Paper

All accepted oral and poster presentations will be published in the Conference Proceedings or as a special issue of scientific journal (to be determined). Presenters should submit their manuscript to the Conference Secretariat by e-mail (MS word attachment).

Full papers should be a maximum of 8 pages for keynote/invited presentations; 6 pages for oral presentations; and 4 pages for poster presentations; typed in Times New Roman 12pt, single spaced within paragraphs and double spaced between paragraphs or topics.

  • Title – should be concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations – Each author’s full name, address and e-mail.
  • Corresponding author - clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication and also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
  • Introduction – provide an adequate background and motivation; avoida detailed literature survey or a summary of the results; state the objectives of the work.
  • Materials and Methods (or Methodology) – provide details of the methods used to ensure repeatability of the work; for published methods, citing the source is enough, there is no need to provide the details.
  • Results and Discussion – Results should be clear and concise, supported with tables and/or figures/graphs as the last part of the paper (after References). Discussion provides justification or arguments for the results, citing relevant literature but avoiding extensive citations.
  • Conclusions – summarize the key findings without repeating those given in the Results and Discussion; implications can also be mentioned.
  • Literature Cited

Journal publication:

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51–59.

Book:

Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style. (4th ed.). New York: Longman, (Chapter 4).

Chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.

Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given.

Please visit the homepage through URL: http://www.elsevier.com/journals/learning-and-instruction/0959-4752/guide-for-authors for more information.

Full paper can be submitted as an E-mail attachment to the Conference Secretariat at AFSA2018.Cambodia@gmail.com.  Indicate ‘Full paper’ in the subject of your E-mail; Name your file as author’s name_Fullpaper_short name of your paper, e.g. BBuntong_Fullpaper_Food safety in Cambodia

 GUIDELINES: Poster Presentation

Posters are a special type of presentation and cannot reflect the amount of information presented in an oral or written paper. The information should be centered on a key message or theme; the amount of text should be kept to a minimum, be easily understood by the standing audience with distractions from noise and movement from other people, and highlighted with simplified and properly labelled charts, graphics, diagrams and pictures.

General guidelines:

  • Poster size: 30 inches (76 cm) in width and 40 inches (100 cm) in height
  • Poster sections and contents (readable from about 2 meters distance):
  • Title – most prominent block of text with the largest size (at least 80 pt in Arial; concise, to the point, and quickly orient the audience about the paper
  • Authors and affiliation – usually placed below the title; font size maybe similar to text (25 mm or 1 inch high in Arial)
  • Main sections:
  • Introduction (or Background/Rationale) – briefly presents the importance/ motivation, hypothesis, and objectives of the research
  • Materials and Methods (or Methodology or Key Methods) – briefly presents the procedures, preferably more of diagrams/charts and less in words
  • Results –presents the key findings/points to substantiate the objectives;  analysis or interpretations of facts presented; could be with subheadings to guide transition
  • Conclusion – summary and significance of findings; may also present areas for further study
  • References (or Literature Cited) – keep to minimum; maybe smaller in font size than that of text
  • Poster presenters (or at least one of the authors per poster) should be present by the poster for discussions with attendees during the scheduled session time.

 GUIDELINES: Oral Presentation

Presentation duration: 15 minutes (12 min presentation; 3 min Q&A)

General topical sequence of presentation:  Background/Rationale (Introduction), Objectives, Methods, Results/Findings, and Conclusion

Equipment supplied in each room: Computer with PowerPoint (Office) versiono 2010, LCD projector, and Microphone. If you plan to use Macintosh software, you must bring your own laptop and a VGA adapter. If you use a non-standard font (such as scientific symbols) in your presentation, you must supply the font in a separate file with your presentation.  If you plan to project a video, it must be provided in a separate file in MOV(h264), Mpg or Avi format and be no larger than 50Mb. Please bring the file with you to the speakers’ ready room. 

Preparatory activities:

  1. Please run your presentation in the speakers’ ready room at least two hours in advance of the time scheduled for your presentation.
  2. Please bring a biographical sketch to the Session Chair at the conference one hour before the session starts in order to facilitate introductions.

Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation and contribution toward the success of AFSA2018.  We look forward to welcoming you in Siem Reap and hope you will find your participation in the conference rewarding and delightful.

Tours

 TOURS: Conference Technical Tour

 The third and last day of the conference (August 12, 2018) is dedicated to Technical Tour to three tentative destinations:  (1) Safe Vegetables for Households and Markets;  (2) Great Lake Fisheries; and (3) Angkor Wat.

(1) Safe Vegetables for Households and Markets

 

Home gardens and Conservation Agriculture practices produce safe vegetables for household food and nutrition security and additional income of Siem Reap smallholders.

 

 

 

 

 

Smallholder vegetable packhouse is modeled in Siem Reap to produce safe vegetables and directly link small farmer-groups with markets.

 

 

 

 

 

(2) Great Lake Fisheries  

 

Tonle Sap Lake (Great Lake) is Southeast Asia’s largest lake where over 3 million people of Cambodia (total population 15.6 million) rely for fresh water, food, fuel and other basic necessities. It produces some 500,000 tons of fish estimated at US$ 2 billion every year. The lake and inland fisheries account for more than two-thirds of Cambodia’s protein consumption. A major part of fish harvest is processed into popular dried and fermented (‘Prahok’) products.

 

 (3) Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world. Angkor Wat and the entire Angkor complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, exemplify cultural, religious and symbolic values, and contain high architectural, archaeological and artistic significance. Angkor, one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, stretches over some 400 km2, including forested area, and contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. With impressive monuments, several different ancient urban plans and large water reservoirs, the site is a unique concentration of features testifying to an exceptional civilization. Temples such as Angkor Wat, the Bayon, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm, exemplars of Khmer architecture, are closely linked to their geographical context as well as being imbued with symbolic significance. The architecture and layout of the successive capitals bear witness to a high level of social order and ranking within the Khmer Empire.  

TOURS: Pre-conference and Post-conference Tours

Siem Reap is the perfect place to visit when in Cambodia, and there is so much to see and do. Other top attractions in Siem Reap are as follows:

  1. Angkor complex beyond Angkor Wat (Bayon, Neak Pean, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei, Preah Khan, Beng Mealea,  Banteay Srei, Angkor Thom)
  2. Cultural Village Cambodia
  3. Angkor National Museum
  4. Floating Village and Crocodile Raising
  5. Landmine Museum
  6. Night Market (opens day and night)

The Conference Organizers will arrange for tours before and after the conference when there is sufficient interest. 

Accommodation

 ACCOMMODATION: Official Hotels

The official hotel and venue of the conference is Angkor Paradise Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

 

 

Angkor Paradise Hotel is situated a short distance away from majestic Angkor Archaeological Park which include the famous temple of Angkor Wat and Bayon, a UNESCO World Heritage site which is the world's largest collection of religious temples and complex that combines culture and civilization dating back to the Khmer Empire. In the center of Cambodia's historic city of Siem Reap, Angkor Paradise Hotel offers comfortable, elegant, captivating and soothing accommodation of international standard to business and leisure travelers. The resort-style hotel is just a stone throw away from the city’s cultural and shopping hubs, local markets and other sights of interest. See more at: www.angkorparadise.net

 Hotel reservation is recommended along with the AFSA2018 Conference registration for special rate:

Room type

Room rate per night (USD)

Deluxe, Single

45

Deluxe, Twin/Double

45

Deluxe, Triple

65

Deluxe, Family

65

Club Classic, Single

70

Club Classic, Twin/Double

75

Executive Suite, Single/Double

140

Angkor Hotel, a walking distance from Angkor Paradise Hotel (a sister hotel), also offers special room rates to conference participants:

 Angkor Hotel, a sister hotel of Angkor Paradise Hotel, is a resort style hotel that offers a relaxed respite as a perfect complement to your visit to historic Siem Reap. Enjoy a memorable stay in charming Khmer-inspired ambience. Our all-affordable Deluxe rooms and Junior Suite rooms are well-designed, comfortable and equipped with many modern amenities. See more at: http://www.angkorhotel.net/ 

Room type

Room rate per night (USD)

Deluxe, Single

28

Deluxe, Twin/Double

30

Junior Suite

45

Room rates in both Angkor Paradise Hotel and Angkor Hotel are inclusive of government tax, service charge, buffet breakfast, daily drinking water, daily fruit and coffee, and free use of swimming pool, sauna room and wifi.  Check out time is 12:00 nn.

Note:  There are many hotels and guesthouses in Siem Reap which can be accessed from the internet.

Reaching Siem Reap

 REACHING SIEM REAP

Siem Reap is accessible by direct flight from various international origins and Phnom Penh.

  1. From Bangkok, Thailand – more than 10 flights per day, by Thai Smile/Thai Airways, AirAsia, Cambodia Angkor Air, and Bangkok Airways (codeshare with British Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Aeroflot, Japan Airlines, Air France, Etihad, Finnair, KLM, Austrian, Qantas)
  2. From Phuket, Thailand – one flight per day, by AirAsia
  3. From Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam – 5 flights per day, by Cambodia Angkor Air, Vietnam Airlines (codeshare Air France)
  4. From Hanoi, Vietnam – 3 flights per day by Cambodia Angkor Air, Vietnam Airlines (codeshare Air France), VietJet
  5. From Danang, Vietnam – 1 flight per day by Cambodia Angkor Air , Vietnam Airlines
  6. From Luang Prabang, Laos – 1 flight per day by Lao Aviation, Cambodia Angkor Air, Vietnam Airlines
  7. From Manila, Philippines – 3 flights per week, by Cebu Pacific Air
  8. From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 2 flights per day, by AirAsia
  9. From Singapore – one flight per day, by Silk Air (codeshare Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand)
  10. From Seoul, Korea – one flight per day, by Air Seoul (codeshare Asiana Airlines)
  11. From Busan, Korea – one flight per day, by Air Busan (codeshare Asiana Airlines)
  12. From Beijing, China – 2 flights per day, by Sky Angkor, Cambodia Angkor Air
  13. From Shanghai, China - >1 flight per day, by Cambodia Angkor Air, China Eastern, Spring Airlines
  14. From Shenzhen, China – one flight per day, by Spring Airlines
  15. From Guangzhou, China - >1 flight per day, by Cambodia Angkor Air, China Southern\
  16. From Nanning, China – one flight per day, by Sky Angkor
  17. From Kunming, China – one flight per day, by China Eastern
  18. From Macau, China – one flight per day, by JC International Airlines
  19. From Chongqing, China – one flight per day, by JC International Airlines
  20. From Phnom Penh, Cambodia - >4 flights per day, by Cambodia Angkor Air, JC International Airlines, Bassaka Air, Cambodia Bayon Airlines

If there is no direct flight from your country, you can choose from above for connecting flight. For more details, please refer to the airline website.

Sponsorship

 SPONSORSHIP

The Organizing Committee of AFSA2018 is pleased to receive sponsorship/donor commitment from development partners and agencies that particularly support sustainable development and food security in less developed countries. We accept sponsorship both in cash (Diamond sponsors – 10,000 USD or more; Gold sponsors – less than 10,000 USD) and in kind (travel support to invited speakers; travel and/or registration fee of developing country participants; luncheon or dinner; technical tours; conference materials; etc.). The name and logo of sponsors will be printed in all conference materials.

Please signify your interest to be a sponsor by writing to the conveners.

Contact Us

 CONTACT US

Conveners

Dr. Borarin Buntong

Office of the Director of Research and Extension

Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tel:  855-12822910

Email: borarin@yahoo.com

 

Dr. Antonio Acedo Jr. 
Agricultural Development and Commercialization Department

Mekong Institute, Khon Kaen, Thailand
Tel: 66-992141124

Email: jun@mekonginstitute.org  

 

Dr. Md. Latiful Bari

Center for Advanced Research in Sciences

Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Tel: 880-1971560560

Email: latiful@du.ac.bd

 

Head of Secretariat:

Mr. Tong Socheath

Hun Sen Research Center

Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tel:  855-12700947

Email: tongsocheath@yahoo.com

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