Info & Events Details

International Workshop on Increasing Production and Market Access for Tropical Fruit in Southeast Asia - SOFRI, 13th – 17th October, 2014


October 13 (Mond

Arrival of Domestic and Overseas Participant
Nha Khach Tin Giang Hotel and Chuong Duong Hotel

October 14 (Tuesday)

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

Southern Horticultural Research Institute (SOFRI)
Long Dinh, Chau Thanh, Tien Giang, Viet Nam


MC: Dr. Wan-Tien Tsai, Food and Fertilizer Technology Center (FFTC)

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome Remarks 
Dr. Nguyen Hong Son 
Vice President, Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS)

Inaugural Remarks 
Dr. Yu-Tsai Huang
Director, Food and Fertilizer Technology Center (FFTC)
Opening Remarks 
Dr. Nguyen Van Hoa
Director General, Southern Horticultural Research Institute (SOFRI)

Introduction of Participants
Dr. Nguyen Van Hoa

Dr. Wan-Tien Tsai

Group Photos

09:30 – 09:50 Tea/Coffee Break                   



Moderator: Dr. George Kuo, FFTC

09:50 –10:30 Research Imperatives for Improving International Market Access of   Tropical Fruit                              

Dr. Robert E. Paull

University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
10:30 – 11:10 Quality Assurance and Food Safety Handling for Marketing Tropical Fruit

Mr. Robert Nissen

Ag-Hort International Pty Ltd., Australia

11:10 – 11:40  County Report (Japan)

Mr.Shinji Ohta

Japan Tropical Fruit Association (JTFA), Japan

11:40 – 12:40  County Report (Korea)

Dr.Chan-Kyu Lim

Rural Development Administration, Korea

12:10 – 13:30  Lunch Break & Networking



Moderator: Dr. Chih-Ping Chao, Taiwan Banana Research Institute


13:30 – 14:10 Country Reports (Indonesia)

Dr . Agus Sutanto

Indonesian Tropical Fruit Research Institute (ITFRI)

Dr . Mr. Mohamed Iqbal Rafani

Indonesian Center   for   Agricultural   Socioeconomic   and   Policy   Studies

(ICASEPS), Indonesia


14:10 – 14:50 Country Reports (Myanmar)

Dr. Than Than Sein

Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association, Myanmar 

Ms. Su Myat Yadanar

Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association, Myanmar


14:50 – 15:10 Tea/Coffee Break


15:10 – 15:50 Country Reports (Philippines)
Dr. Rene Rafael C. Espino
University of the Philippines, Los Baños 
Dr. Jocelyn E. Eusebio
Crops Research Division, PCAARRD, Philippines
15:50 – 16:10 County Report (Taiwan)
Dr. Wen-Li Li
Fengshan Tropical Horticultural Experiment Station, Taiwan
16:10 – 16:50 Country Reports (Thailand)
Dr. Lop Phavaphutanon
Kasetsart University at Kamphaengsaen Campus, Thailand
Dr. Krisana Krisanapook
Kasetsart University at Kamphaengsaen Campus, Thailand

16:50 – 17:30 Country Reports (Vietnam)

Dr. Nguyen Minh Chau
Southern Horticultural Research Institute (SOFRI), Vietnam
Dr. Nguyen Quoc Hung
Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute, Vietnam

18:00 – 20:00 Welcome Dinner

October 15 (Wednesday)


Moderator: Dr. Jocelyn E. Eusebio, PCAARRD

09:00 – 09:35 Improving Production and Quality of Selected Tropical Fruit  through Breeding and Management

Dr. Chung-Ruey Yen
National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan


09:35 – 10:10 Management of Phenology, Flowering and Fruiting in Longan, Rambutan and 
Guava in Vietnam 
Dr. Tran Van Hau 
Cantho University, Vietnam


10:30 – 11:05 Emerging Infectious Diseases and Insect Pests of Dragon Fruit, Passion Fruit and Longan 
Dr. Nguyen Van Hoa 
Southern Horticultural Research Institute, Vietnam


11:05 - 11:40  Improving Healthy Seedling Production to Improve Productivity and Quality of Tropical Fruit 
Dr. Chin-An Chang 
Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan

11:40 – 13:30 Lunch Break



Moderator: Dr. Krisana Krisanapook, Kasetsart University


13:30 – 14:05 Marketing Potential of Certified Tissue-cultured Banana Plantlets 
Dr. Chih-Ping Chao 
Taiwan Banana Research Institute, Taiwan


14:05 – 14:40 Research Strategies to Increase Sustainable Production of Dragon Fruit and Passion fruit
Dr. Nguyen Trinh Nhat Hang 
Southern Horticultural Research Institute, Vietnam


14:40 – 15:00 Tea/Coffee Break

15:00 – 15:35 JIRCAS  Research  Towards  Enhancement  of  Tropical  Fruit  Production in Southeast Asia
Dr. Naoko Koza
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Japan


15:35 – 16:10 Regional Networking to Enhance Tropical Fruit Value Chain for Smallholder Farmers 
Mr. Yacob Ahmad 
International Tropical Fruits Network, Malaysia


Moderator: Dr. Wan-Tien Tsai, FFTC


16:10 – 17:10 Round Table Discussion
                        Dr. Robert E.Paull (Chair)
                        Mr. Yacob Ahmad
                        Dr. Chin-An Chang
                        Dr. Nguyen Van Hoa
                        Mr. Robert Nissen

17:10 – 17:20 Closing Remarks

Dr. Yu-Tsai Huang, Director, FFTC

18:00 – 20:00 Appreciation Dinner

October 16 (Thursday)

Field Study Tour Leader: Dr. Nguyen Van Hoa

07:30                 Assemble at lobby of Nha Khach Tiengiang Hotel 

08:00- 08:40      Hotel to Tan Phuoc District 

08:40-11:00       Cat  Tuong  Red  Flesh  Dragon  Fruit  Farm  at  Hamlet  No.  1,  Thanh  Tan Commune, Tan Phuoc District, Tien Giang Province

11:00-11:40       Thanh Tan Commune to My Tho City

11:40-13:30       Lunch at Lang Viet Restaurant

13:30- 13:45      Restaurant to Chau Thanh District 

13:45t-15:00   Sapodilla Farm at Hoi Hamlet, Kim Son Commune, Chau Thanh District, Tien Giang Province                                        

15:00                 Return to Ho Chi Minh City


October 17 (Friday)

Departure of Participants

Satellite Meeting for Tropical Fruit Survey Project Partners

October 18 (Saturday)

Departure of Project Partners