Development, widely seen as transformation process to better life quality, may result in both positive and negative impact occurred on a local, regional or global scale. Sustainable development around the world is needed to tackle the development drawbacks such as poverty, climate change, and environmental degradation. Indonesia, a major global key producer of a wide variety of agricultural tropical products, is highly committed to implement Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as reflected in the National Long Term Development Plan (RPJPN) 2005-2025. The sustainability of Indonesia’s tropical resources has the important role to cope with fast growing population, increasing food demand, accelerating environmental damage, and expanding industries. Therefore, improving and strengthening the tropical resources management through sustainable consumption and production, energy saving and eco-friendly activities, or putting into practice the circular bioeconomy concept will support the national welfare strategy.
ICGAB-International Conference on Green Agroindustry and Bioeconomy- invites participants from all over the world to attend the conference which will be held in Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia on 18-20 September 2018. Last year, ICGAB was successfully held and attended by a total of 310 participants from 8 countries. The aims of the conference are to promote and stimulate improvement in the quality and relevance of agroindustry and bioeconomy research, share the perspectives of many stakeholders (academia, scientists, researchers, policymakers, NGOs, engineers, scholars, environmentalists, and industry expert) from the developing and developed world to address the challenges in all areas of sustainable development and to promote a holistic perspective and/or approach in strengthening the national welfare; encourage collaborative research among participants; facilitate interaction among researchers in several countries, universities, industry and governments interested in agroindustry and bioeconomy; disseminate the research results to provide the knowledge base needed to support bioeconomy policy in the future.
This year ICGAB is organised by Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Universitas Brawijaya in collaboration with PERMI (Indonesian Society for Microbiology), FKPTTPI (Indonesian Communication Forum for Higher Education of Agricultural Technology), KBI (Indonesian Bietechnology Consortium), PATPI (Indonesian Association of Food Technologist), PERTETA (Indonesian Society of Agricultural Engineering), and APTA (Indonesia (Indonesian Society of Agricultural Technologist).