The 2nd International Conference on Agriculture and Agro-Industry 2014 (ICAAI2014)
Fresh Produce, Novel Process and Health Product
November 20-21, 2014

About the conference

As an enormous success with more than 300 participants in the first International Conference on Agriculture and Agro-Industry (ICAAI) held by School of Agro-Industry, Mae Fah Luang University in 2010 at Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai Thailand; the School, therefore, would like to carry on the second ICAAI in November 20-21, 2014, the so-called “ICAAI2014” under the theme of “Fresh Produce, Novel Process and Health Product. The conference aims to provide an opportunity for the national and/or international community to exchange ideas and to develop a common vision for the future of fresh produces, novel processes and health products.

The ICAAI2014 expects to bring together scientists, experts, researchers, students and entrepreneurs to discuss the latest scientific developments and current issues on fresh produces, novel processes and health products to provide more secure and safe food and to sustain as well as to capitalize the practical business along the food chain from farm to fork.

The program includes national and international keynote speakers, oral presentations and poster sessions addressed to postharvest technology, food science and food technology. The conference is planned to take in approximately 150 participants and speakers from Thailand and overseas.

Venue: Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Conference tentative program

Day 1

EveTimentt November 20, 2014
08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:30 Welcome & Opening Remark

Keynote Speaker I:
"Fresh Products for Human Health: A High Value Horticultural Opportunity?"

Prof. Dr. Julian Heyes

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break/Poster Session/Exhibition



Keynote Speaker II:
The Potential of ASEAN Health Food Industry towards AEC 2015”

Dr. Pisuth Lertvilai


Invited speaker I
“Insight into the Property and Behavior of Saccharides in Amorphous State”

Prof. Dr Sundaram Gunasekaran

12:00-13:00 Lunch/Poster Session

Session I
Fresh Produce Handling & Management

Invited speaker II
“Bioactive Compounds in Fruits are Affected by Light Quality and Plant Growth Regulators"

Prof. Dr. Satoru Kondo

Session II
Novel Food Processing Technology

Invited speaker III
“Power Ultrasound-assisted Food Processing”

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chin Nyuk Ling

Session III
Health Food Product

Invited speaker IV
“Food Safety: An Overview of Current Developments Relating to Microbiology: Case Study, Cassava”

Dr. Brian J. B. Wood

Session IV

Invited speaker V
“Is Norovirus a Food Safety Issue from Fresh Produce?”

Prof. Dr. Son Radu


Invited speaker VI
“Novel Postharvest Technologies for Prolonging Fruit Shelf Life in Japan"

Asst. Prof. Dr Daisuke Hamanaka

Oral Presentation 4, 5

Oral Presentation 33, 34

Oral Presentation 51, 52

14:00-15:10 Oral Presentation 1, 2, 3 Oral Presentation 6, 7, 8 Oral Presentation 35, 36, 37 Oral Presentation 53, 54, 55
15:10-15:30 Coffee Break/Poster Session/Exhibition

Session 2A

Invited speaker VII
“Supercritical Fluid Technology and Application"

Dr Chong Gun Hean

Session 2B

Invited speaker VIII
“Food Packaging Analysis Using Headspace Sampling"

Ms. Ilaria Ferrante Chiara Abate

Invited speaker IX
“Health Benefits of Pigmented Jasmine Rice"

Assoc. Prof. Dr Pornngarm Dejkriengkraikhul

Invited speaker X
“Learning Outcome Based Education in Food Technology"

Dr Eko Hari Purmono


Oral Presentation 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Oral Presentation 18, 19, 20, 21, 27

Oral Presentation 30, 31, 32, 38 , 39  
17:40-18:00 Poster Session/Exhibition
18:00-21:00 Welcome Reception

Day 2

EveTimentt November 21, 2014

Keynote Speaker III:

“Novel and Emerging Technology in Food and Biomaterial Processing”

Prof. Mohammad Shafiur Rahman

09:15-09:45 Session I
Fresh Produce Handling & Management
Session II
Novel Food Processing Technology
Session III
Health Food Product
Session IV

Invited speaker XI
“Recent Development in Thermal Processing”

Dr Eko Hari Purmono

Session 3A

Invited speaker XII
“Neurotrophic Effects of Soy Peptides in Senescene-accelerated Mice”

Asst. Prof. Dr Shigeru Katayama

Session 3B

Invited speaker XIII
“Screening System for Alzheimer's Prevention Factors from the Extract of Dietary Foods”

Asst. Prof. Dr Shinichi Yonekura


Session 2A

Oral Presentation 14, 15

Session 2B

Oral Presentation 24, 25

Oral Presentation 40, 41

Oral Presentation 49, 50

10:25-10:40 Coffee Break/Poster Session/Exhibition
Oral Presentation 16, 17, 22, 23 Oral Presentation 26, 56, 28, 29
Oral Presentation 42, 43, 44, 45 Oral Presentation 46, 47, 48
12:00-12:15 Student Presentation Awards and Closing Remarks
12:15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-18:00 Excursions
  Post Conference Excursions (optional)
Route I: Northern Thai Culture Tour
Route II: Golden Triangle & Hall of Opium
Route III: Doi Tung Royal Villa & Mae Sai

(Please upload the pay-in slip with your name to the conference website under your user name)

Post conference excursion

An excursion will be arranged for registered participants. Seats are limited and available on a first come first served basis.

Advertisement and exhibition

Companies are invited to advertise in the conference and exhibit their products and technologies during the conference.

Post conference excursion detail


For more information

Conference secretariat:
Asst. Prof. Dr Niramol Punbusayakul
E-mail :
School of Agro-Industry, Mae Fah Luang University, Muang, Chiang Rai, 57100 Thailand
Tel: +66 5391 7184, +66 5391 6738