International Conference

Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Energy

May 28 - 29 , 2023

Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Safe2023 program

1. SAFE Conference

Safe2023 program

2. SAFE Community

(Community Service Program)
The committee will suggest many venues for visits. Participants will visit the site and identify a list of the encountered issues. The form of community service is a report containing problem-solving and proposed development from the areas visited, depending on the participants’ scientific expertise.

Safe2023 program

3. SAFE Innovation

(Product Innovation Competition)

Product innovation is the process of generating a new product or enhancing an existing one in a creative way to fulfill community demands. Criteria for Product Innovation Competition: User desirability, Technology Feasibility, Business Viability, Environmentally friendly, Social impactfully. Based on the commulative value of all these criteria, the winners will be awarded gold medals, silver medals or bronze medals.

Safe2023 program


(MoU between SAFE-member Universities with Maejo University and Chiang Mai University THAILAND)

Interested institutions are encouraged to contact SAFE-Network ( to be added to the list of collaborating institutions. SAFE-network will contact Chiang Mai University and Maejo University and request that they prepare a draft of MoU understanding to be signed later.

Safe2023 program

5. SAFE University


SAFE-NETWORK have a grand ambition to establish a Global University: Global Hybrid System University. This university’s focus areas include Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Food, and Energy. This great desire will undoubtedly necessitate a lot of parties and institutions, particularly those from SAFE-NETWORK members, thinking about the concept of this university. The University’s preparatory stage is projected to be finished in 2023. We would like to invite you to help us develop SAFE-Network University

Keynote Speakers

The Role of Asean Agriculture Universities to Meet SDGs

Associate Prof. Dr. Weerapon Thongma

President of Maejo University, Thailand
President of Asean Agriculture University Network (AAUN)

President of Maejo University, led the awardees as the recipient of the Presidential Award. Dr. Thongma pursued his PhD in Extension Education with a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – SEARCA scholarship. Maejo University also recently became an affiliate member of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC). Dr. Weerapon is the current president of the Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities

The LCA of Biofuels and Bioproducts


The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE), King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand

Shabbir H. Gheewala is a professor at the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE), Thailand where he teaches Life Cycle Assessment and heads the Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment Lab for almost 15 years. He also holds an adjunct professorship at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA, and a Distinguished Adjunct Professor position at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. His research focuses on sustainability assessment of energy systems; sustainability indicators; and certification issues in biofuels and agro-industry. He is a national expert on life cycle inventory as well as product carbon footprinting in Thailand and a steering committee member of the Life Cycle Impact Assessment flagship of the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative. Shabbir mentors the research network on LCA and policy for food, fuel and climate change in Thailand.. He is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Energy for Sustainable Development and the Journal of Sustainable Energy and Environment

Renewable Energy Development for Net Zero Emission – Case of Vietnam

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Huy Bich

Dean of Faculty of Engineering Nonglam University Ho Chi Mihn City. Vietnam

Nguyen Huy Bich is an associate professor and is the Dean for Faculty of Engineering and Technology of the Nong Lam University Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam from 2012 to present. He holds a master’s degree from The University of Sydney, Australia in 2000, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from National Central University, Taiwan in 2010. His research focuses on renewable energy, agricultural engineering, food processing and post-harvest products development engineering. He has published more than 110 papers in local and ISI/Scopus Journals, textbooks, and monographs on his research fields. He has a lot of experience in cooperation and working together in many international projects with several universities in Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Greece, France, and Australia. He is a national expert on agricultural engineering development and is a permanent committee member of the Viet Nam Agricultural Engineering Association. In May 2013, he is one of the founders and recently is the Viet Nam Coordinator of the Asia Pacific Network of Agriculture, Food and Sustainable Energy (SAFE-Network).

SAFE Network Initiative after 10 Years Companionship

Prof. Dr. Novizar Nazir

SAFE-Network Coordinator
Andalas University, Indonesia

He worked a lot in agricultural product technology, design process, bioenergy, product development, and life cycle assessment (LCA). His experience in the field of LCA began when the author was a visiting scientist at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia from 2008-2010 and followed the Training and Workshop on Life Cycle Assessment Analysis for Bioenergy in Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University, and the National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) – Bangkok. THAILAND from November 13 to 26, 2009. The author joined Ph.D. training on Advanced Environmental Assessment of Waste to Energy Technologies at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen-DENMARK from 6-11 November 2011, and carried out a Joint-Research with CIEMAT in Madrid-SPAIN from October 1 to December 13, 2011, on Life Cycle Assessment Studies of Jatropha (Jatropha curcas) and Palm Oil. He has experience working with several universities in Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, and Spain. In May 2013, the author became the Coordinator of the Asia Pacific Network of Agriculture, Food and Sustainable Energy (SAFE-Network). SAFE Network is a network of universities, educators, researchers, and activists in the Asia Pacific region, which collaborated in the analysis, and synthesis of agriculture, food, and sustainable energy ( On December 17, 2014, with some friends in Indonesia, the authors established Indonesian Life Cycle Assessment or Life Cycle Assessment Network (ILCAN) and being as Vice Chairman of this association from 2014 to 2023 period ( Since 2020, He is a Head of the Board of Directors of Sawit Centre, the Global Center of Excellence in Oil Palm (

Resources Speaker

Green Farm Toursm for Livelihood and Community Development

Prof. Dr. Hanilyn Aguilar Hidalgo

Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, The Philippinnes

Hanilyn Aguilar Hidalgo is a professor at the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, Philippines. She holds a degree in Agribusiness Management. She is a social scientist and her interests are in the sustainable livelihood of the marginal sectors, business resiliency, industry & market behavior, farm tourism, and value chain. She has worked with projects funded by international agencies such as CIDA, TRIAS, UNDP, and recently, the International Foundation for Science. She is currently the Program Development Coordinator of the SAFE Network and an organizer of the Young Scholars Initiative under the Institute for New Economic Thinking. She is also a project evaluator of the Philippines’ Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program of the Department of Science and Technology in her locality. She received national awards in research and business competitions.

Sustainable Food Technology Trends

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurul Huda

Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sandakan, Malaysia.

Nurul Huda, was born in Solok, West Sumatra, Indonesia, and currently hold a position as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sandakan, Malaysia., Dr. Nurul Huda was graduated with a PhD from Food Science Programme, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2001, Master from Food Science Programme, Institut Pertanian Bogor in 1994 and BSc from Fisheries Science, Universitas Bung Hatta, Padang in 1990. Before joining Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Dr. Nurul Huda spent two years’ contract service at School of Food Industry, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu (2016-2018), 12 years contract services at Food Technology Program, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang (2005-2016), and 14 year’s services at Faculty of Fisheries, Universitas Bung Hatta, Padang, Indonesia (1991-2005). During his time with Universitas Bung Hatta, he holds a position as the Vice Dean for Academic Affair Faculty of Fisheries (2002-2004) and founder and first Director of Centre for Food and Nutritional Studies (2002-2004). Dr. Nurul Huda was also the former Food Technology Program Chairperson at Universiti Sains Malaysia (2013-2015). The research interest of Dr. Nurul Huda is focused on food processing and preservation. He also gives attention to areas related to sensory evaluation, nutritional evaluation, food and lifestyle and management of Halal products.

Community-based water-energy-food nexus: the case study of the Thai elephant camp

Dr.Chayanon Sawatdeenarunat

Asian Development College for Community Economy and Technology, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Thailand

Dr. Chayanon Sawatdeenarunat is presently the deputy director of the Asian Air Quality Operations Center by Space Technology Geo-informatics & Environmental Engineering and  the lecturer at Asian Development College for Community Economy and Technology, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Thailand. He received a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Iowa State University, United States, in 2010, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States, in 2017. His research focuses on waste-to-energy, biorefinery, anaerobic digestion, and wastewater treatment. In addition, he has experience in transferring appropriate technologies to many communities and community enterprises. He was the advisor to the chairperson of the committee on energy, the Thai House of Representatives.

Post-harvest Technology and innovation in Thailand

Pavalee Chompoorat Tridtitanakiat, Ph.D

Faculty of Agro-Industry, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Pavalee Chompoorat Tridtitanakiat, Ph.D. Experienced research, teaching and extension work with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in functional food product development. Strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Food Science, Cereal chemistry from Oklahoma State University.

Concerns of Developing Countries and the Sustainable Development Goals: A study with special reference to India

Prof. Manoj K S Chhangani, Ph.D.

Government Meera Girls College, Udaipur-(Rajasthan) INDIA
Manoj K S Chhangani, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Department of College Education, Government of Rajasthan, India. Dr. Manoj, a dedicated teaching professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) has also obtained LL.B. (Gold Medal) and B.J.M.C. degrees. A prolific writer, Dr. Manoj has contributed more than 30 high-quality research papers to peer-reviewed indexed International Journals of high repute and has authored more than 20 books. He presented his research work and delivered invited lectures in various National/International Conferences and workshops held at different countries such as India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam etc. He is recipients of prestigious ‘Bhamashah Award’ (Gold Medal) of Mewar Foundation, Udaipur for academic excellence. The research interest of Dr. Manoj is focused on sustainable development in rural area. He also gives attention to areas related to green chemistry and waste management

Renewable Energy Applications in the Agricultural Field and Natural Resource Technology

Asst. Prof. Dr.Natthawud Dussadee

Vice President of Maejo University, Thailand

He was a Director of School of Renewable Energy. Maejo University. Thailand.
His speciality: Renewable Energy, Solar Energy and Thermal Process, Energy conservation and Agricultural Process

Nutritional Composition of Underutilized Local Food Resources for Rice Substitution and Gluten Free Product

Fetriyuna, Ph.D.

Lecturer and researcher in Department of Food Industrial Technology, Padjadjaran University. Indonesia
Ph.D. in Natural Sciences, Institute of Nutritional Science Hohenheim University, Stuttgart Germany DAAD-IGSP (Indonesia Germany Scholarship Program); M.Sc in Integrated Natural Resources Management Andalas University, Padang West Sumatera, Indonesia Ford Foundation Scholarship; BSc in Food Technology Andalas University, Padang West Sumatera, Indonesia

Important Dates

April 15
Registration Deadline

The final date for your registration.

April 20
Notification of Acceptance

The  committee will send a confirmation letter acceptance of your registration.

April 22
Registration Payment Ends

The committee confirm to receive payment before or on this date.

May 20
Deadline for Full Paper Submission

The committee receive full paper or presentation material (if any) from the attendant.

May 28

We meet here at the conference. 

May 29
Field Visit and Community Service
The committee will suggest many venues for visits. Participants will visit the site and identify a list of the encountered issues. The form of community service is a report containing problem-solving and proposed development from the areas visited, depending on the participants’ scientific expertise.

SAFE-Conference May 28, 2023

8.00 - 11.00
Opening/MoU signing/Plenary session
11.00 - 12.00
SAFE Innovation Assessment
Parallel Session

SAFE Innovation/SAFE-Community May 29, 2023​

8.00 - 11.00
Community Service/Field Visit
11.00 - 12.00
SAFE Innovation Medal Presentation Ceremony
Field Visit


Empress Premier Hotel

199/42 Chang Klan Road,
Chiang Mai, Thailand 50100 

Tel +66 5325 3199
Fax +66 5327 2467