We will focus on issues in "Food Loss and Food Waste".

What is food loss and food waste?
(Copied from http://www.fao.org/food-loss-and-food-waste/en/)

 Food loss and food waste refer to the decrease of food in subsequent stages of the food supply chain intended for human consumption. Food is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain, from initial production down to final household consumption. The decrease may be accidental or intentional, but ultimately leads to less food available for all. Food that gets spilled or spoilt before it reaches its final product or retail stage is called food loss. This may be due to problems in harvesting, storage, packing, transport, infrastructure or market / price mechanisms, as well as institutional and legal frameworks.....
 Our Ag-ESD organizing committee set "food loss and food waste" as our target in our Ag-ESD symposium 2015. Improving and decreasing for "food loss and food waste" is critical issues, and requires many contribution and cooperation based on science and technology of agricultural, food, and environment.

Period:   November 16(Mon.) - November 20(Fri.), 2015
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Venue: UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA(Daigakukaikan Special Conference Room)
Organizer: Agricultural and Forestry Research Center, University of Tsukuba
Co-organizer: The Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
College of Agro-biological Resource Sciences, University of Tsukuba
The Alliance for Research on North Africa (ARENA), University of Tsukuba
the International Cooperative Education Program for Creation of Harmonious Asian Countries of the University of Tsukuba
JICA Tsukuba International Center
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)

Auspices: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan(MEXT)
Japan National Commission for UNESCO
College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University

Language: English

Map: Hall Map

◆ Ag-ESD symposium 2015 Program & Summaries
◆ Ag-ESD symposium 2015 1st Circular
◆ Ag-ESD symposium 2015 2nd Circular

Participant wanted:

  Expert keynote and guest speakers including young researchers will be invited from Asian, African and American Universities and Institutions.
  Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to participate by submitting a high quality, original poster on a subject related to “Sustainable Development: Agriculture, Food and Environment”. Posters must be in English.
  Posters will be judged by the invited participants and awards for the best poster presentations will be presented.
  Please submit a one page (A4) abstract describing your proposed poster presentation in the Format and Example downloaded from this site by September 10, 2015 to the organizing committee of Ag-ESD Symposium 2015.
  Attendance is free but funding is not available to support travel or expenses of general participants.
  See this site for further information or contact the organizing committee at agesd(at)nourin.tsukuba.ac.jp.

     Poster Abstract Instructionsdownload(Deadline:Sept.10)
     Poster Session Instructionsdownload
     Registration Form for Poster Presentation

 Ag-ESD Organizing Committee, University of Tsukuba
 Agricultural and Forestry Research Center(AFRC), University of Tsukuba
 Phone: +81-29-853-2755, 2545 (Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
 Fax: +81-29-853-6205
 E-mail: agesd(at)nourin.tsukuba.ac.jp