Thai-French Seminar on Fruit and Vegetable: Quality and Safety

BIOTEC, the French Embassy in Bangkok and CIRAD organized Thai-French Seminar on Fruit and Vegetable: Quality and Safety on 8 June 2006 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Seminar updated the progress of research activities in the field of post-harvest, nutrition and processing technology of fruit and vegetable in the two countries. A roundtable discussion among key scientists was held on 9 September 2005 and tentative topics of collaborative research between Thai reseachers and CNRS scientists were identified, which should lead to a formation of research collaboration between Thai and French institutes. 
Presentations from the Seminar (click presentation title to download file):

  1. Emergent technologies in the area of fruits by Max Reynes, CIRAD-Research Unit Tropical Food Quality
  2. Fresh-cut technology: preservation of fruit and vegetables for export (slides 1-30), (slides 31-58) by Tipvanna Ngarmsak, Khon Kaen University
  3. Minimal processing technology for fruits nd vegetables (slides 1-60), (slides 61-102) by Karim Allaf
  4. Post harvest technology for fruit and vegetable in Thailand (slides 1-30), (slides 31-42), (slides 43-58) by Jingtair Siriphanich, Kasetsart University
  5. Non destructive quality control and traceability, by Guy Self, CIRAD-Research Unit Tropical Food Quality
  6. Non destructive technology for fruits and vegetables in Thailand by Anupun Terdwongworakul, Kasetsart University
  7. Preservation of fruit by the use of the lactoeroxydase system: case of mango, by Didier MOntet, CIRAD-Research Unit Tropical Food Quality  


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Prof. Morakot Tanticharoen (left), BIOTEC Director and Mr. Pierre Colombier (right), Cousellor for Science, Culture and Development of the French Embassy presided over the opening ceremony.   

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From left to right: Dr. Max Reynes, Dr. Tipvanna Ngamsak, Dr. Karim Allaf and Dr. Sabah Mounir  

Jingtair Edmond Guy

From left to right: Dr. Jingtair Siriphanich, Dr. Edmond Rock, Dr. Guy Self   

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From left to right: Dr. Anupan Terdwongworakul, Ms. Pham Huu Yen Phuong, Dr. Didier Montet   

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(left): Dr. Ruud Valyasevi, BIOTEC Deputy Director summarized and concluded the seminar. 

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Franco-Thai Cooperation Program in Higher Education and Research

To encourage exchange between French and Thai higher education institutions and research bodies, the Franco-Thai Higher Education and Research Program was set up since 2001 to provide funding for staff exchange.  The Call for Projects Proposals for year 2006 will be open from 1 July until 30 September 2006. Details and documents can be found on this website:, or contact:

Ms. Sumantana Chantaroagwong
Bureau of International Cooperation Strategy
Commission on Higher Education
328 Si Ayuttaya Road, Bangkok 10400
Tel. 02 354 5614-5
Fax. 02 354 5570
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Ms. Wanpen Sirapat
Coop?ration Scientifique et Universitaire
Service de Cooperation et d’Action Culturelle
Ambassade de France Bangkok
Tel. +66 26 27 21 20
Fax. +66 26 27 21 11
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