Kasetsart University Chalermphakiat Sakon Nakhon Province Campus hosted the Consultative Meeting on GMS Cooperative Research and Networking on Food Security, Food Safety and Nutritional Security on 4-5 October 2013. The Meeting was held in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Studies on Agriculture and Food (CASAF) Kasetsart University, BIOTEC/NSTDA, Thasano Rice Research and Seed Multiplication Center of Lao PDR and the Federation of the Quang Tri Union of Science and Technology Association of Vietnam, as part of the Forum for Advanced Studies on Agriculture and Food in Greater Mekhong Subregion (FASAF-GMS). The Meeting gave special attention to glutinous rice as it is regarded as a culturally preferred staple food for a large number of population especially along the East-West and North-South Economic Corridors.
The Meeting consisted of joint symposium, two group meetings on glutinous rice and food quality assurance, and a field trip to Savannakhet province of Lao PDR to visit Thasano Research and Seed Multiplication Station and Savannakhet University. The joint symposium had 3 special lectures:
- Glutinous rice economy and sustainable production by Assoc. Prof. Somporn Isvilanonda.
- Enhancing food (glutinous rice) and nutritional security through products development and diversification by Prof. Onanong Naivikul.
- Rice research and development cooperation in ASEAN/CLMV by Prof. Morakot Tanticharoen.
Approximately 100 people attended the Meeting, of which 20 came from Lao PDR and Vietnam.
Posted on 7 October 2013