Introduction to Innovation for Resilient Agriculture

Agriculture across the world is facing challenges. Global climate changes affect productivities and predictability, creating prolonged drought, flood, loss of ecological balance, and temperature shift that made food production and forest conservation more difficult. The challenges are aggravated further with pandemic, which greatly affect logistics and mobility of agricultural goods, people, and labors. This may cause hunger and poverty across nations.

Innovation in agriculture can mitigate the negative impact of these challenges. Reducing labors, facilitating trades, and sharing real-time information can reduce the risks of pandemic, while increasing the effectiveness in production and food distribution can make food more accessible to more people.

Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University, sees the importance of resilient innovation in agriculture. Our vision, smart agriculture for better life, aims to use agricultural innovation to improve well-being of people across the globes via research collaboration and information sharing.

Thus, this conference aims to exchange knowledge, share ideas, and discuss possibilities towards resilient future via agricultural information. We invite all scholars, students, and those who are interested, to join us in INNOVATION FOR RESILIENT AGRICULTURE.

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Keynote Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Amnat Chidthaisong
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nipon Poapongsakorn
Thailand Development Research Institute Foundation


Invited Speakers

Dr. Michael Ostlie
North Dakota State University
Dr. Ma Te
The Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sirintornthep Towprayoon
King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
Prof. Dr. Buncha Somboonsuke
Prince of Songkla University
prof. Dr. M. İlhan ÇAĞIRGAN
Faculty of Agriculture, Akdeniz University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Seyed Hossein Hoseinifar
Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Prof. Dr. Sanjeewanie Ginigaddara
Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Avorn Opatpatanakit
Chiang Mai University
Prof. K N Selvaraj
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University


German-CMU special session: Thai Rice NAMA Project - The sustainable rice production

Prof. Dr. Marina Paolucci

University of Sannio
Thai Rice NAMA Project Director
Mr. Ole Henriksen

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Assoc. Prof. Chanakan Prom-u-thai

Lanna Rice Research Center, Chiang Mai University
Assoc. Prof. Chanakan Prom-u-thai
Lanna Rice Research Center, Chiang Mai University


Netherlands-CMU special session: Food Security and Climate Crisis; The Latest Dutch Experiences

Mr. Gijs Theunissen DVM
The Netherlands Agricultural Counsellor
Prof. Dr. Jaap A. Wagenaar DVM
Utrecht University
Mr. Victor J. van den Heuvel
Green Eco Furnance B.V.
Mr. Menno Keppel
Agri Solutions Asia Co., Ltd.

Welcome Dinner

Keynote speaker virtually from the Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Andy Nelson

University of Twente
Prof. Dr. Andy Nelson
University of Twent
Talk Title: Spatial Agriculture for Resilience Food System

We support SDGs: Explore more about the IRA2022's role in the SDGs

Transforming food and agriculture to achieve the SDGs offers a practical guide for countries on how to strengthen food security, generate decent employment, spur rural development and economic growth, conserve natural resources and respond to climate change - all part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
    1.5: By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.

  • SDG2 - Achieving food security, sustainability and resilience using genetic diversity and indigenous knowledge

    2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.
    2.2 By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons.
    2.3 By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment.
    2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.
    2.5 By 2020, maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, as internationally agreed.
    2.A Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development and plant and livestock gene banks in order to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular least developed countries.
    2.B Correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets, including through the parallel elimination of all forms of agricultural export subsidies and all export measures with equivalent effect, in accordance with the mandate of the Doha Development Round.
    2.C Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives and facilitate timely access to market information, including on food reserves, in order to help limit extreme food price volatility.

  • SDG3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

    3.C: Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing States.
    3.D: Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks.

  • SDG6 - Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

    6.4 By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity
    6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
    6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes

  • SDG8 – Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

    8.4 Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead
    8.A Increase Aid for Trade support for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, including through the Enhanced Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance to Least Developed Countries

  • SDG9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

    9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending
    9.B Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries, including by ensuring a conducive policy environment for, inter alia, industrial diversification and value addition to commodities

  • SDG11 - Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

    11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
    11.7 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities
    11.A Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning
    11.B By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels
    11.C Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials

  • SDG12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

    12.1 Implement the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries
    12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
    12.3 By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses
    12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
    12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
    12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle
    12.7 Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities
    12.8 By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature
    12.A Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production
    12.B Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products

  • SDG13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

    13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
    13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
    13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
    13.A Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to a goal of mobilizing jointly $100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalize the Green Climate Fund through its capitalization as soon as possible
    13.B Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities

  • SDG14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

    14.2 By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
    14.4 By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
    14.A Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countrie

  • SDG15 - Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

    15.4 By 2030, ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, in order to enhance their capacity to provide benefits that are essential for sustainable development
    15.9 By 2020, integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accounts
    15.A Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems
    15.B Mobilize significant resources from all sources and at all levels to finance sustainable forest management and provide adequate incentives to developing countries to advance such management, including for conservation and reforestation
    15.C Enhance global support for efforts to combat poaching and trafficking of protected species, including by increasing the capacity of local communities to pursue sustainable livelihood opportunities

  • SDG17 - Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

    17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, in particular at the United Nations level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism
    17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms, including on concessional and preferential terms, as mutually agreed
    17.9 Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the sustainable development goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation
    17.12 Realize timely implementation of duty-free and quota-free market access on a lasting basis for all least developed countries, consistent with World Trade Organization decisions, including by ensuring that preferential rules of origin applicable to imports from least developed countries are transparent and simple, and contribute to facilitating market access
    17.14 Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development
    17.16 Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
    17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships
    17.19 By 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product, and support statistical capacity-building in developing countries

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Registration Fees

Registration for October 19, 2022

October 19, 2022

52 US$

(2,000 THB)

Inclusive of

  • Morning sessions 08.30-12.00 am
  • (lunch included)


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