Food Value Chain Training Course in Partnership with Universiti Putra Malaysia 2024

Food Value Chain Training Course in Partnership with Universiti Putra Malaysia 2024

24 May and 1 to 3 July 2024
Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia

The Food Value Chain Training Course, in partnership with Universiti Putra Malaysia under HRD Project Phase 4, was successfully conducted on 24th May and from 1st to 3rd July 2024 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The course was organized by the HRD Project team in collaboration with the Department of Agribusiness and Bio-Resource at Universiti Putra Malaysia and the Japan Food Journal. It was attended by 35 participants, including one academician and 34 bachelor’s students from Universiti Putra Malaysia. Six experts from Japanese companies shared their extensive knowledge and experience on the Food Value Chain. The curriculum was designed to showcase Japan’s advanced agricultural technologies and included the following topics:  (1) the Introduction of the Food Value Chain and methods for improving the added value of agricultural products and foods, (2) Japanese Food Standards and its Food Safety Management System, (3) Smart farming in past, present and future, (4) Lesson learned sustainable agricultural production and processing from Chitose and Yoshinoya, (5) Supply chain of food products including farm and fishery products. In addition to lectures, the training course included workshops and a field visit to the Agriculture Cooperative Farm in Putrajaya, operated under Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang (LPP). These activities aimed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the Food Value Chain.

Main Speakers

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Dr. Koki Asano
Agricultute Expert, Chitose Agri Laboratory Sdn. Bhd.
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Dr. Ryouichi Ishii
Senior Fellow, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. and Emeritus Professor of Shiga University
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Prof. Dr. Mikio Umeda
Advisor of Development Division of Yanmar Agribusiness Co., Ltd and Emeritus Professor at Kyoto University
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Mr. Masanori Kotani
President/Secretary General Japan Food Safety Management Association
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Mr. Hisashi Nagahiro
Senior Advisor, Global HR Recruitment Strategy Division of Yoshinoya Holdings Co., Ltd.
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Mr. Kazuhiro Uozomi
SCM Advisor, Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd.