IAIC 2021 Webinar in Tokyo, Japan 

3rd to 4th September 2021


JST 09:00~18:00 (UCT+9) / SGT 08:00~17:30 (UTC+8)

The Program is all Japan Standard Time

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Registration
Opening Ceremony & Welcome Remarks
Keynote Speech
Ruben G. EcheverríaSumito Yasuoka
  • Ruben G. Echeverría (Chair at Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (CoSAI), USA)

    Ruben G. Echeverría

    Chair at Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (CoSAI), USA

    Keynote Speech Topic: Innovation investments in sustainable agriculture intensification for the Global South.

    Dr. Ruben Echeverria is the Chair of the Commission for Sustainable Agriculture Intensification, a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington, DC and Director General Emeritus at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).
    Dr. Echeverría was Executive Director of the Science Council of the CGIAR during the mid-2000s. He worked in agricultural, environmental, and rural development issues for more than a decade at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC. Dr. Echeverría studied Agronomy in Uruguay and Agriculture and Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota.

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  • Sumito Yasuoka (Councillor at Agricultural Production Bureau, Ministry Of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan)

    Sumito Yasuoka

    Councillor at Agricultural Production Bureau, Ministry Of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan

    Mr. Yasuoka is the Councillor at the Agricultural Production Bureau, which encompasses Production, Marketing, Extension, Innovation and Agri-environmental issues.
    He has over thirty years of career as a government official in the field of agricultural policy with a science background. Before taking up the current position, he had led, as a director, the development of smart agriculture, the reform of pesticide/fertilizer regulation and the safety of agricultural products after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
    Graduated from University of California, Davis (M.S.) and Kyoto University (B.S.), Professional Engineer (Agriculture)

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Fermentation Science and Branding for Wineries
Nathalie OLLATJicheng ZhanPekka KessChienhao ChenChang-Wei Hsieh
  • Nathalie OLLAT (Director of Ecophysiology and Functional Genomics of Grapevine Laboratory, Biology and Plant Breeding at INRAE, France)

    Nathalie OLLAT

    Director of Ecophysiology and Functional Genomics of Grapevine Laboratory, Biology and Plant Breeding at INRAE, France
  • Jicheng Zhan (Professor at Food Science and Nutritional Engineering College, China Agricultural University, China)

    Jicheng Zhan

    Professor at Food Science and Nutritional Engineering College, China Agricultural University, China
  • Pekka Kess (Adjunct Professor at School of Technology and Innovations, Production, University of Vaasa, Finland)

    Pekka Kess

    Adjunct Professor at School of Technology and Innovations, Production, University of Vaasa, Finland
  • Chienhao Chen (Associate Professor at Food and Beverage Management, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, Taiwan)

    Chienhao Chen

    Associate Professor at Food and Beverage Management, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, Taiwan
  • Chang-Wei Hsieh (Distinguished Professor at Department of Food Science and Biotechnology,  National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)

    Chang-Wei Hsieh

    Distinguished Professor at Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Fermentation Science and Branding for Wineries-Panel Discussion
Yves WachéToshihiko TAKATANIJicheng ZhanPekka KessChienhao Chen
  • Yves Waché (Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology at AgroSup Dijon, France)

    Yves Waché

    Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology at AgroSup Dijon, France
  • Toshihiko TAKATANI (Representative Director of Jisedai Ichijisangyo Jissenjo (Next Generation Primary Industry Practice) Corp., Japan)

    Toshihiko TAKATANI

    Representative Director of Jisedai Ichijisangyo Jissenjo (Next Generation Primary Industry Practice) Corp., Japan
  • Jicheng Zhan (Professor at Food Science and Nutritional Engineering College, China Agricultural University, China)

    Jicheng Zhan

    Professor at Food Science and Nutritional Engineering College, China Agricultural University, China
  • Pekka Kess (Adjunct Professor at School of Technology and Innovations, Production, University of Vaasa, Finland)

    Pekka Kess

    Adjunct Professor at School of Technology and Innovations, Production, University of Vaasa, Finland
  • Chienhao Chen (Associate Professor at Food and Beverage Management, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, Taiwan)

    Chienhao Chen

    Associate Professor at Food and Beverage Management, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, Taiwan
Protein Revolution
Dejian HuangMiranda MirosaLu-Sheng HsiehShijie Ding [Protein Revolution](China)
  • Dejian Huang (Associate Professor and Deputy Head at Department of Food Science & Technology, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore)

    Dejian Huang

    Associate Professor and Deputy Head at Department of Food Science & Technology, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  • Miranda Mirosa (Associate Professor at Department of Food Science, University of Otago, New Zealand)

    Miranda Mirosa

    Associate Professor at Department of Food Science, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Lu-Sheng Hsieh (Assistant Professor at Department of Food Sciences, Tunghai University, Taiwan)

    Lu-Sheng Hsieh

    Assistant Professor at Department of Food Sciences, Tunghai University, Taiwan
  • Shijie Ding [Protein Revolution](China) (associated professor at Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU))

    Shijie Ding [Protein Revolution](China)

    associated professor at Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU)
Protein Revolution- Panel Discussion
Seiya AshikariChih-Cheng LinDejian HuangLu-Sheng HsiehShijie Ding [Protein Revolution](China)
  • Seiya Ashikari (CEO of Ecologgie Inc., Japan)

    Seiya Ashikari

    CEO of Ecologgie Inc., Japan
  • Chih-Cheng Lin (President at Yuanpei University of Medical Technology, Taiwan)

    Chih-Cheng Lin

    President at Yuanpei University of Medical Technology, Taiwan
  • Dejian Huang (Associate Professor and Deputy Head at Department of Food Science & Technology, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore)

    Dejian Huang

    Associate Professor and Deputy Head at Department of Food Science & Technology, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  • Lu-Sheng Hsieh (Assistant Professor at Department of Food Sciences, Tunghai University, Taiwan)

    Lu-Sheng Hsieh

    Assistant Professor at Department of Food Sciences, Tunghai University, Taiwan
  • Shijie Ding [Protein Revolution](China) (associated professor at Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU))

    Shijie Ding [Protein Revolution](China)

    associated professor at Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU)
Family Enterprise in Agriculture- Panel Discussion
Annie KohAnkesh ShahraRen Hua HoHidemi Masuda MasudaTakuro Nagahara
  • Annie Koh (Professor Emeritus at LEE KONG CHIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS of Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore)

    Annie Koh

    Professor Emeritus at LEE KONG CHIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS of Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore
  • Ankesh Shahra (Founder and CEO of Agrimax Ventures, Singapore)

    Ankesh Shahra

    Founder and CEO of Agrimax Ventures, Singapore
  • Ren Hua Ho (CEO of Thai Wah Public Company, Singapore)

    Ren Hua Ho

    CEO of Thai Wah Public Company, Singapore
  • Hidemi Masuda Masuda (Senior Managing Director of Masuda Seed Co., Ltd., Japan)

    Hidemi Masuda Masuda

    Senior Managing Director of Masuda Seed Co., Ltd., Japan
  • Takuro Nagahara (President and Representative Director of Kimise Brewery Co. Ltd., Japan)

    Takuro Nagahara

    President and Representative Director of Kimise Brewery Co. Ltd., Japan
Agri-Product International Branding (Local Revitalization/ International Branding)
Marja SalonenEva Ting-Yueh KangMark C. ZellerTeruyoshi Yanagita
  • Marja Salonen (Executive Manager at Leader Viisari, Finland)

    Marja Salonen

    Executive Manager at Leader Viisari, Finland
  • Eva Ting-Yueh Kang (Research Fellow & Director of Regional Revitalization Project Office at Research Division VIII, TAIWAN INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH (TIER), Taiwan)

    Eva Ting-Yueh Kang

    Research Fellow & Director of Regional Revitalization Project Office at Research Division VIII, TAIWAN INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH (TIER), Taiwan
  • Mark C. Zeller (Committee Member at Intelligent Community Forum Research Committee, USA)

    Mark C. Zeller

    Committee Member at Intelligent Community Forum Research Committee, USA
  • Teruyoshi Yanagita (Director and Guest professor of Saga Food & Cosmetic Laboratory, Saga Prefecture Industrial Innovation Center & Saga University, Japan)

    Teruyoshi Yanagita

    Director and Guest professor of Saga Food & Cosmetic Laboratory, Saga Prefecture Industrial Innovation Center & Saga University, Japan
Agri-Product International Branding- Panel Discussion
Sumito YasuokaMarja SalonenEva Ting-Yueh KangMark C. ZellerTeruyoshi Yanagita
  • Sumito Yasuoka (Councillor at Agricultural Production Bureau, Ministry Of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan)

    Sumito Yasuoka

    Councillor at Agricultural Production Bureau, Ministry Of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan
  • Marja Salonen (Executive Manager at Leader Viisari, Finland)

    Marja Salonen

    Executive Manager at Leader Viisari, Finland
  • Eva Ting-Yueh Kang (Research Fellow & Director of Regional Revitalization Project Office at Research Division VIII, TAIWAN INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH (TIER), Taiwan)

    Eva Ting-Yueh Kang

    Research Fellow & Director of Regional Revitalization Project Office at Research Division VIII, TAIWAN INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH (TIER), Taiwan
  • Mark C. Zeller (Committee Member at Intelligent Community Forum Research Committee, USA)

    Mark C. Zeller

    Committee Member at Intelligent Community Forum Research Committee, USA
  • Teruyoshi Yanagita (Director and Guest professor of Saga Food & Cosmetic Laboratory, Saga Prefecture Industrial Innovation Center & Saga University, Japan)

    Teruyoshi Yanagita

    Director and Guest professor of Saga Food & Cosmetic Laboratory, Saga Prefecture Industrial Innovation Center & Saga University, Japan
Trending Issue I
Stephen HoWee Liang TanSAIKOU E SANYANGChia-Lin ChangKothandapani Ganesh
  • Stephen Ho (Independent Director of Azeus Systems, Singapore)

    Stephen Ho

    Independent Director of Azeus Systems, Singapore
  • Wee Liang Tan (Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore)

    Wee Liang Tan

    Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • SAIKOU E SANYANG (Director General of Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Gambia)

    SAIKOU E SANYANG

    Director General of Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Gambia
  • Chia-Lin Chang (Distinguished Professor at Department of Applied Economics, National Chung Hsing Univesity, Taiwan)

    Chia-Lin Chang

    Distinguished Professor at Department of Applied Economics, National Chung Hsing Univesity, Taiwan
  • Kothandapani Ganesh (Senior Knowledge Expert & Global Lead at Mckinsey Inc. & Company, India)

    Kothandapani Ganesh

    Senior Knowledge Expert & Global Lead at Mckinsey Inc. & Company, India
Trending Issue I: Panel Discussion
Kuei-Son SheuHenry Ho-Hsien ChenBayanjargal DarkhijavSAIKOU E SANYANGKothandapani Ganesh
  • Kuei-Son Sheu (Convener of African Swine Fever Working and Counselor at Council of Agriculture, Taiwan)

    Kuei-Son Sheu

    Convener of African Swine Fever Working and Counselor at Council of Agriculture, Taiwan
  • Henry Ho-Hsien Chen (DEAN OF COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE at National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, TAIWAN)

    Henry Ho-Hsien Chen

    DEAN OF COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE at National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, TAIWAN
  • Bayanjargal Darkhijav (Professor,  Department of Applied Mathematics at National University of Mongolia, School of Applied Science and Engineering, Mongolia)

    Bayanjargal Darkhijav

    Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics at National University of Mongolia, School of Applied Science and Engineering, Mongolia
  • SAIKOU E SANYANG (Director General of Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Gambia)

    SAIKOU E SANYANG

    Director General of Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Gambia
  • Kothandapani Ganesh (Senior Knowledge Expert & Global Lead at Mckinsey Inc. & Company, India)

    Kothandapani Ganesh

    Senior Knowledge Expert & Global Lead at Mckinsey Inc. & Company, India
Close Remarks
Registration
Welcome Remarks
Wee Liang Tan
  • Wee Liang Tan (Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore)

    Wee Liang Tan

    Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore

    Speech Topic: TBC

    Dr. Tan has served as a national expert for entrepreneurship and SMEs for APEC, Asian Productivity Organization, the Colombo Plan Secretariat and the Commonwealth Secretariat. His current research interests lie in the domains of entrepreneurship, family business, international cooperation, and corporate governance. His initial research was in law as he began his career as a law professor. He has since moved into entrepreneurship research and published in Journals and Reviews such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Journal of High Technology Management Research. In addition to journal publications, he serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Small Business Management, International Entrepreneurship and Management Research, and Small Business Research.

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Knowledge-Based Agriculture
Ville IsoherranenShya-Li Alice ChouWei FangHorng-Yuh GuoRavi KhetarpalNen-Fu Huang
  • Ville Isoherranen (Director and Adj. Professor of School of Engineering and Natural Resources, Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OUAS), Finland)

    Ville Isoherranen

    Director and Adj. Professor of School of Engineering and Natural Resources, Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OUAS), Finland
  • Shya-Li Alice Chou (Vice President at Vice President Office, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, Taiwan)

    Shya-Li Alice Chou

    Vice President at Vice President Office, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, Taiwan
  • Wei Fang (Professor at Department of Biomechatronics Engineering, College of Bioresource and Agriculture, National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

    Wei Fang

    Professor at Department of Biomechatronics Engineering, College of Bioresource and Agriculture, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Horng-Yuh Guo (Retired Soil Scientist and Director of Agricultural Chemistry Division, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Taiwan)

    Horng-Yuh Guo

    Retired Soil Scientist and Director of Agricultural Chemistry Division, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Taiwan
  • Ravi Khetarpal (Executive Secretary at Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), Thailand)

    Ravi Khetarpal

    Executive Secretary at Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), Thailand
  • Nen-Fu Huang (Dean at College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

    Nen-Fu Huang

    Dean at College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Knowledge-Based Agriculture: Panel Discussion
Huu-Sheng LurKohei KoidePetr SkobelevRavi KhetarpalVille IsoherranenShya-Li Alice ChouWei Fang
  • Huu-Sheng Lur (Dean and Professor at College of Bioresources & Agriculture, National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

    Huu-Sheng Lur

    Dean and Professor at College of Bioresources & Agriculture, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Kohei Koide (President and CEO of Watami Organicland Co., Ltd., Japan)

    Kohei Koide

    President and CEO of Watami Organicland Co., Ltd., Japan
  • Petr Skobelev (Head at Electronic Systems Department, Samara State Technical University, Russian Federation)

    Petr Skobelev

    Head at Electronic Systems Department, Samara State Technical University, Russian Federation
  • Ravi Khetarpal (Executive Secretary at Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), Thailand)

    Ravi Khetarpal

    Executive Secretary at Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), Thailand
  • Ville Isoherranen (Director and Adj. Professor of School of Engineering and Natural Resources, Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OUAS), Finland)

    Ville Isoherranen

    Director and Adj. Professor of School of Engineering and Natural Resources, Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OUAS), Finland
  • Shya-Li Alice Chou (Vice President at Vice President Office, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, Taiwan)

    Shya-Li Alice Chou

    Vice President at Vice President Office, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, Taiwan
  • Wei Fang (Professor at Department of Biomechatronics Engineering, College of Bioresource and Agriculture, National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

    Wei Fang

    Professor at Department of Biomechatronics Engineering, College of Bioresource and Agriculture, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Halal Products
Mohd Nasir Mohd DesaFahad S. Damanhouri
  • Mohd Nasir Mohd Desa (Director of Halal Products Research Institute, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)

    Mohd Nasir Mohd Desa

    Director of Halal Products Research Institute, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

    Speech Topic: Halal management and certification; the Malaysian scenario

    Dr. Mohd Nasir obtained his first degree in Microbiology from University of Arizona, USA, and both Master of Medical Science and PhD in Medical Microbiology from Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. He started his academic career at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, presently as an Associate Professor. He is also currently registered at Malaysian Board of Technologists as a Professional Technologist in Biotechnology. He has been on secondment at Halal Products Research Institute, Universiti Putra Malaysia since 2015, previously as the laboratory head specializing in DNA-based meat spp. authentication and now as the Director.

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  • Fahad S. Damanhouri (Manager at Business Development, Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Saudi Arabia)

    Fahad S. Damanhouri

    Manager at Business Development, Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Saudi Arabia

    Fahad Damanhouri is the Manager of international collaboration and business center at Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industries. From the year 2011 to 2013, Damanhouri studied Bachelors of Business in Human Resources Management at Bond University, Australia. After that, he was seeking a challenging role to further develop his management and business experience.
    From 2014 to 2016, he was the Director of human resource management at Chamber of Commerce and Industries in Makkah, and built and maintained networks with all consulates and embassies.

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Halal Products: Penal Discussion
Asako ShimazakiRika Ampuh HadigunaAmirul Afif MuhamatMohd Nasir Mohd DesaMamun Habib
  • Asako Shimazaki (Executive Officer cum Head of Food Department at Ryohin Keikaku Co.,Ltd., Japan)

    Asako Shimazaki

    Executive Officer cum Head of Food Department at Ryohin Keikaku Co.,Ltd., Japan
  • Rika Ampuh Hadiguna (Professor, Lecturer & Researcher at Universitas Andalas, Indonesia)

    Rika Ampuh Hadiguna

    Professor, Lecturer & Researcher at Universitas Andalas, Indonesia
  • Amirul Afif Muhamat (Deputy Dean (Research & Innovation) at Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)

    Amirul Afif Muhamat

    Deputy Dean (Research & Innovation) at Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Mohd Nasir Mohd Desa (Director of Halal Products Research Institute, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)

    Mohd Nasir Mohd Desa

    Director of Halal Products Research Institute, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Mamun Habib (Professor at Independent University, Bangladesh, University of Texas – Arlington (UTA), USA)

    Mamun Habib

    Professor at Independent University, Bangladesh, University of Texas – Arlington (UTA), USA
Trending Issue II
Joanna Kane PotakaMari Maeda YamamotoVijay P. Singh
  • Joanna Kane Potaka (Assistant Director General, External Relations of Strategic Marketing & Communication, International Research Institute For The Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India)

    Joanna Kane Potaka

    Assistant Director General, External Relations of Strategic Marketing & Communication, International Research Institute For The Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India

    Speech Topic: Leveraging the UN International Year of Millets 2023

    Joanna Kane-Potaka is a marketing specialist and currently Assistant Director General at ICRISAT and Executive Director of Smart Food. She has worked largely in agriculture and food, including with four international nonprofit organizations working in Sri Lanka, Italy, Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia and currently India. The Smart Food initiative is a global movement to bring foods that are ‘good for you, the planet and the farmer’ into mainstream. One key objective in this is to bring millets and sorghum back as a staple food across Asia and Africa and to make it a global commodity.

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  • Mari Maeda Yamamoto (Senior Principal Scientist at National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan)

    Mari Maeda Yamamoto

    Senior Principal Scientist at National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan

    Speech Topic: The current status of self-care initiatives using functional agricultural products in Japan

    Dr. Mari Maeda-Yamamoto is a Principal Scientist at the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) and Professor at University of Tsukuba, Japan. Her research interests are studying on physiological functions of green tea, especially in immunological regulation and developments of functional agricultural foods.
    Dr. Yamamoto used to be a chief researcher in Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) after received her PhD degree in Kyushu University and play an important role in NARO since 2002 as being a director of Food Function Research Division, Agri-Food Business Innovation Center and Healthcare Innovation Research. In recent years, her expertise of studying on green tea and developments of new functional food has been recognized and received many awards, including Food Immunology Industrial Award and Japan Agriculture Award from Japanese Association for Food Immunology and Japanese Association for Agriculture in 2016 and 2018, respectively.

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  • Vijay P. Singh (Distinguished Professor at Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering & Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, , Texas A&M University, USA)

    Vijay P. Singh

    Distinguished Professor at Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering & Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, , Texas A&M University, USA

    Speech Topic: TBC

    Dr. Vijay P. Singh is a Distinguished Professor and holds the Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering at Texas A&M University. His research interests include Surface-water Hydrology, Groundwater Hydrology, Hydraulics, Irrigation Engineering, Environmental Quality and Water Resources.

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Trending Issue II: Panel Discussion
David ShearerJoanna Kane PotakaMari Maeda Yamamoto
  • David Shearer (Deputy Head of Secretariat at Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification(CoSAI), Australia)

    David Shearer

    Deputy Head of Secretariat at Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification(CoSAI), Australia

    Mr. David Shearer is a International food and agribusiness development professional with over 20 years of experience developing strategies and partnerships and managing complex programs across Asia, Africa and the Pacific that deliver impact. Sophisticated understanding of using innovative approaches to address the challenges of improving livelihoods, ending hunger and alleviating poverty. Building collaborative partnerships in both the public and private sectors to deliver results and impact. Worked with the highest levels of government and industry to effectively bring together resources and partnerships to have impact on global challenges and transforming organizations. Led organizational change to navigate a complex global operational environment. Empowerment of global teams by working collectively to contribute to organizational missions.

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  • Joanna Kane Potaka (Assistant Director General, External Relations of Strategic Marketing & Communication, International Research Institute For The Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India)

    Joanna Kane Potaka

    Assistant Director General, External Relations of Strategic Marketing & Communication, International Research Institute For The Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India

    Speech Topic: Leveraging the UN International Year of Millets 2023

    Joanna Kane-Potaka is a marketing specialist and currently Assistant Director General at ICRISAT and Executive Director of Smart Food. She has worked largely in agriculture and food, including with four international nonprofit organizations working in Sri Lanka, Italy, Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia and currently India. The Smart Food initiative is a global movement to bring foods that are ‘good for you, the planet and the farmer’ into mainstream. One key objective in this is to bring millets and sorghum back as a staple food across Asia and Africa and to make it a global commodity.

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  • Mari Maeda Yamamoto (Senior Principal Scientist at National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan)

    Mari Maeda Yamamoto

    Senior Principal Scientist at National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan

    Speech Topic: The current status of self-care initiatives using functional agricultural products in Japan

    Dr. Mari Maeda-Yamamoto is a Principal Scientist at the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) and Professor at University of Tsukuba, Japan. Her research interests are studying on physiological functions of green tea, especially in immunological regulation and developments of functional agricultural foods.
    Dr. Yamamoto used to be a chief researcher in Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) after received her PhD degree in Kyushu University and play an important role in NARO since 2002 as being a director of Food Function Research Division, Agri-Food Business Innovation Center and Healthcare Innovation Research. In recent years, her expertise of studying on green tea and developments of new functional food has been recognized and received many awards, including Food Immunology Industrial Award and Japan Agriculture Award from Japanese Association for Food Immunology and Japanese Association for Agriculture in 2016 and 2018, respectively.

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Industry Dynamics
BRIAN CHEN
  • BRIAN CHEN (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of ROLLING GREENS CO., LTD, Taiwan)

    BRIAN CHEN

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of ROLLING GREENS CO., LTD, Taiwan

    Mr. Chen works in Rolling Greens Co., Ltd and is engaged in the research of environmentally friendly fertilizers and Bioproducts.
    RollingGreens is a company that develop and manufacture affordable environmental friendly fertilizers and bioproducts. RollingGreens' goal is to achieve agricultural sustainability and help improving growers' living standards, with our help, growers can produce more with less. RollingGreens has expanded its markets to various countries and places including China, India, Indonesia, and Thailand.

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Industry Dynamics: Panel Discussion
Patrick C. K. HungDesislava SerafimovaBRIAN CHEN
  • Patrick C. K. Hung (Professor at Ontario Tech University, Canada)

    Patrick C. K. Hung

    Professor at Ontario Tech University, Canada

    Patrick Hung is a Professor, Program Director of Computer Science and International Programs at the Faculty of Business and Information Technology at Ontario Tech University, Canada. Hung worked with Boeing at Seattle with two U.S. patents. He was a Research Scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia.

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  • Desislava Serafimova (Associate professor in Management, Management department at University of Economics Varna, Bulgaria)

    Desislava Serafimova

    Associate professor in Management, Management department at University of Economics Varna, Bulgaria

    Having 25 years of teaching experience in Management subjects and
    more than 50 publications on Strategic management, Sustainable development, CSR and Digital transformation.
    Delivered lectures in international and multicultural classrooms in India, Thailand, Turkey, Armenia, Bosnia and Hercegovina.
    Participated as a foreign faculty member for adjudication to Indian Universities Scholar’s PhD thesis.

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  • BRIAN CHEN (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of ROLLING GREENS CO., LTD, Taiwan)

    BRIAN CHEN

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of ROLLING GREENS CO., LTD, Taiwan

    Mr. Chen works in Rolling Greens Co., Ltd and is engaged in the research of environmentally friendly fertilizers and Bioproducts.
    RollingGreens is a company that develop and manufacture affordable environmental friendly fertilizers and bioproducts. RollingGreens' goal is to achieve agricultural sustainability and help improving growers' living standards, with our help, growers can produce more with less. RollingGreens has expanded its markets to various countries and places including China, India, Indonesia, and Thailand.

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