Background
Today, world faces challenges to meet the food consumption of the 7 billion people.  At the same time, some related problems such as decreasing availability of land, climate change, water resources scarcity, land degradation, and the depletion of non-renewable natural resources are going worse. These conditions are further exacerbated by political instability in some countries as well as inter-state food trade competition which sometimes leads to policy and import-export regulation wars related to strategic food. Some of the imbalances and limitations to overcome these challenges can be seen from poor food quality, food embargo, malnutrition, and until a very serious problem, hunger

Food security is certainly a big issue in various regional areas as well as Southeast Asia. From the global data of the Food Security Index in 2016, it appears that Singapore is ranked 3rd among 113 countries that represents a high level of food security assurance. Singapore is also the only Asian country in the top 10 global Food Security Index of the world. Contrary to that, some other Southeast Asian countries are still far below Malaysia (ranked 35th), Thailand (ranked 51th), Vietnam (57th), Indonesia (ranked 71th), Philippines (ranked 74th), Cambodia (ranked 89th), and Laos (Ranked 103). This 2016 GFSI overall ranking indicated that most of Southeast Asia countries are still in progress to run with developed countries to find the right way of food security development

To overcome various problems in food security, it is necessary to make various approaches to provide assurance on all aspects that become the foundation of food security. This will be strongly related to the availability, access, utilization, and stability of the food as the main concept of food security itself. The availability of food is closely related to the existence of adequate quantities of food. Food access is certainly related to the flexibility to obtain the food that is also strongly related to economic, political and sociocultural aspects. Food stability is closely related to food access at all times.

Consumers, governments, and business players are responsible to increase the world food security index. Moreover, the contribution of universities in the form of research is certainly also very important in providing input and directing in policies making and implementation for the assurance of food security. Thus, this conference is significant to compile any idea from various backgrounds and perspectives as the effort to create similar perception to improve the quality of world food security.

Aim and Scope

Scope

  • Life Sciences & Innovation (Agricultural Sciences, Wisdom Agriculture, Precision Agriculture, Food Science &  Technology, Animal Breeding, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics & Molecular Biology, Environmental Science, Microbiology)
  • Physical Science & Engineering (Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Technology, Internet of Things, Energy, Engineering & Mechanization, Industry, Environmental Science, Physics)
  • Health (Health & Nutrition, Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Science & Veterinary Medicine)
  • Social Sciences & Humanities (Humanities, Human Resources, Business, Policy & Regulation, Institutional Strengthening, Management & Accounting, Economics, Econometrics & Finance, Psychology, Social Sciences)
  • Other food security related topics

Invited Speakers

  1. Dr. Mikio Umeda (Kyoto University, Japan & Secretary General of CIGR-International Commision of Agri. And Biosystems Eng., Belgium) “Proposal for Farm Mechanization in West Sumatra”.
  2. Prof. Peeyush Soni (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand & Asian Association for Agriculture Engineering, PRC), “Interdiciplinary Approach toward Food Security in Asia”
  3. Prof. Abdul Rashid bin Muhammed Sharieff (Smart farming Technology Research Center and Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia), “Multidiciplinary Efforts in the Advancement and Applications of Modern Technology in Addressing Concerns of Food Security”
  4. David Koh (NUS, Singapore & Vice President of research and Innovation, Universiti of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei), “Securing Food Safety and Nutrition for Health”
  5. Dr. Helmi (Andalas University, Indonesia)

Venue and Activities
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Important Dates

Full paper deadline  :  Sept 1, 2017

Acceptance confirmation :  Sept 10, 2017

Last payment  :  Oct 1, 2017

Call for Papers
Researchers from universities, governments, and business players are invited to join this International Conference on Interdisciplinary Food Security (ICIFS) 2017

Abstract and Paper Submission
Manuscript submitted (4-8 pages) must be original and not submitted or on process for publication elsewhere

Registration Fee and Payment
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Accommodation
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Visa Information
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Advisory Board

Dr.-Ing. Uyung Gatot S. Dinata

Dr. Rusfidra S.Pt., MP

Committee

Dr. Eng. Muhammad Makky, S.TP., M.Si

Vonny Indah Mutiara, SP., MEC., Ph.D

Aronal Arief Putra, S.Pt., M.Sc., Ph.D

Yesi Puspita, S.Sos, M.Si

Dendi Adi Saputra, ST., MT

Budi Rahmadya, M.Eng

Heru Dibyo Laksono, M.T

Putri Wulandari Zaenal, S.TP., M.Si

Ahmad Husni, SE., MM

Elita Amrina, P.hD

Hamsiah, S.Kom

Contact

Dr. Eng. Muhammad Makky

Phone number: 08128463169

Putri Wulandari Zainal

Phone number: 081363323958

Conference email: icifsconference2017@gmail.com