UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: “Greening Agri-food Systems, Ensuring Rural Sustainability and Promoting Healthy Socioeconomic Transformation in South-East Asia” [23-25 January 2018]

“Greening Agri-food Systems, Ensuring Rural Sustainability and Promoting Healthy Socioeconomic Transformation in South-East Asia”

Summative Event (23-25 January 2018) marking the 100th Anniversary of Chulalongkorn University (CU) at various locations around CU campus, Bangkok, Thailand

Co-organized by UNESCO, Chulalongkorn University (Various Faculties, Research Centers, Schools and Academic Programs); Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Ministry of Education, Thailand; Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI Asia); the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI); Expert Group on Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture (HESA) and Food Systems in Southeast Asia” housed in Chulalongkorn University, School of Agricultural Resources (CUSAR) and UNESCO Bangkok, under the auspices of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme.


The Center for Social Development Studies at Chulalongkorn University (CSDS) is proud to announce its involvement in this multi-disciplinary research initiative, regional conference and policy dialogue contributing to the ASEAN WORK PLAN on EDUCATION (AWPE), 2016-2020.

With the increasingly interconnectedness of global agricultural systems and its related environmental challenges (agrochemical pollution; biodiversity and species loss; climate change and greenhouse gas emissions; deforestation; depleting aquifers; desertification; drinking water contamination; drought; land degradation; soil loss and infertility; and more), current practices and future trends now threaten the future of our population and planet. This conference aims to take a closer look at these challenges and discuss the important science-policy-praxis/implementation issues that have arisen that present further barriers to success in the field. As part of its 100th Anniversary programming, CU is collaborating with OHEC and UNESCO to organize this conference inviting cooperation with various academic institutions and others (government officials or agencies, research organizations, think tanks, educators, farmer groups, NGOs, regional and UN agencies), providing an open, inclusive forum as well as comprehensive programming to meet the needs of the future. The culmination of the conference will result in the publishing of the proceedings with concrete Action Recommendations for strengthening or reforming social and sustainability sciences and agri-food systems education.

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In addition to discussion and presentation, the conference will use research papers or technical reports, policy dialogues and practical workshop trainings to enhance the various themes of the three days. This will further supplement the assessment of how multi-disciplinary social and sustainability sciences and education for sustainable agriculture or research can provide good scientific evidence and policy analysis to help facilitate the greening of agri-food systems.

One important sub-focus of the conference will also be to debate and think critically and strategically about the past, current status and future of Agriculture Education, Research andExtension. The conference report will summarize expert recommendations on this theme, which could be used to help design new projects and guide future government education planning investments in the ASEAN region.

To register for this event, please click here.

For more information on the proposed program and full call for papers, please visit http://bangkok.unesco.org/content/2nd-revised-call-papers-and-panel-proposals-greening-agri-food-systems-ensuring-rural.

Please visit the website regularly for updates, but If you have specific questions about Conference administration, registration and logistics please contact or write directly to:

Conference Secretariat
Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute (CUSRI) | Bangkok, Thailand
Email:  chulagrifood2018@gmail.com


For questions regarding submitted abstracts, panel proposals and the academic or technical programs please email: socialsciencesAsean@gmail.com

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