Seminar on Harnessing New Agriculture & Processing Technologies for Affordable and Sustainable Food Supply

Manila, Philippines


ASEAN members States have laid out their common vision for sustainable agriculture and food security in the region through the ASEAN integrated Food Security Framework and Strategic Plan of Action for Food Security for 2015-2020. This includes the promotion of sustainable food production such as by adopting new agricultural technologies to improve productivity and efficiency, reduce post-harvest losses, address climate change as well as enhance nutrition. To facilitate the understanding and knowledge dissemination, it is important that key stakeholders along the value chain and regulatory authorities gain insight on the advancement of the current and future food agriculture technologies, their potential adoption, and impact on the food production chain.

This seminar, to be held in Philippines, is the 5th in this topic series that have been held in Singapore and Malaysia in 2016, and Indonesia and Australia in 2017.


1. To provide the latest updates on the role of agriculture and processing technologies in sustainable food crops production for benefits across the entire food supply chain

2. To provide an overview of current plant breeding technologies to meet challenges of increasing yields, improving tolerance to plant diseases and enhancing quality of harvested products for improved food and nutrition security and sustainability

3. To discuss the current status on managing new molecular traits, regulation and authentication in the supply chain for sustainable food supply and nutrition improvement


ILSI SEA Region & ILSI SEA Region Phillipines Country Committee


Department of Agriculture, Philippines & International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)


American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) InternationalCropLife & Philippine Seed Industry Association


The venue of the Seminar is at
Pan Pacific Hotel, Manila, Philippines
M. Adriatico corner, Gen. Malvar Streets,
Manila City 1004, Malate, Philippines


Click HERE for the Program.


Role & Challenges of New Agricultural Technologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition Improvement in ASEAN
Prof. Paul Teng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Harnessing New Agriculture Technologies for Affordable and Sustainable Food Supply – Perspectives on Biofortification
Dr. Howarth Bouis, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines

Expanding the Plant Breeders Tool Box with Current & Future Technologies
Dr. Anne Bridges, AACC International, USA
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New Technologies and Innovations in Improving and Delivering Sustainable Food
Production Systems

Prof. Les Copeland, University of Sydney, Australia

Role of Food Processing in Sustainable Food System and Nutrition Security – Now and the Future
Prof. Alonzo Gabriel, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines

Harnessing New Technologies & Innovations for Nutrition Assessment & Health
Improvement – Can We Sustainably Feed & Provide the Nutriture for the World’s
Growing Population?

Dr. Cecilia Acuin, IRRI, Philippines

Perspectives on New Technologies Development – Impact of Regulation on Food Crop Improvement and Trade
Dr. Celsa Quimio, Bayer CropScience, Philippines

Establishing a Sustainable Agriculture and Food System through Harnessing of New
Technologies in the Philippines – Meeting the Challenges

Dr. Vivencio Mamaril, Biotechnology Program, Department of Agriculture, Philippines