Welcome to the International Scientific Conference!

Sustainability in agriculture and environment is one of the major concerns in the society today. The concept itself embraces numerous aspects and problems, ranging from producing safe and enough food for all people to protecting human beings from natural disasters in the circumstances of climate change.
The International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Environment 2018 (SAE 2018) is the second Conference which is the continuity of the first Conference co-organized by Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City and University of California, Davis in 2016.
SAE 2018 is organized on the purpose of strengthening the collaboration among Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, The University of Queensland, Australia and Okayama University, Japan. The Conference, addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, provides an excellent forum for scientists, researchers, experts, entrepreneurs and graduate students around the world to meet and exchange valuable information and build up the network for future collaboration.


Conference date:

December 13 - 15, 2018.


Nong Lam University-Ho Chi Minh City, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

Conference language:


Chair of the Conference:

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Hay
President of Nong Lam University - Ho Chi Minh City

Co-Chair of the Conference:

Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Sano
Executive Vice President of Okayama University, Japan

Scientific sessions

Sustainable agricultural production

- Institutional sustainable food procurement
- Biologically integrated farming systems
- Food waste management
- Organic farming
- Soil nutrient management
- Sustainable postharvest management practices
- Veterinary public health/disease control & prevention
- Livestock production
- Fisheries and aquaculture production
- Agroecosystems and food systems
- Animal welfare

Food safety and food security

Global food safety and security, Foodborne pathogens, Food poisoning, Food quality, Food supply security, Traceability, Food preservation and processing, Hazard detection and other relevant topics.

Natural resources and current environmental issues

Natural resource exploitation;Renewable resources; Resources (soil, water, fertilizer...) for agricultural production; Wastes from agricultural production and minimization/prevention; Pollution in agricultural production; and Climate change and adaptation/mitigation in agriculture.

Agricultural and Bio System Engineering

Biosensors; Bio-energy; Controlled-environment agriculture; Food processing engineering; Agricultural engineering (machinery, irrigation, storage, water quality, water quantity, and water recycle; Post-harvest and Environment Engineering; Soil and Water Resources); Agricultural informatics; Mechanization and Automation; and Renewable Energy (Biomass energy, Solar energy, wind energy, tide energy and so on).

Agricultural Socio-economics and Education

- Agricultural production
- Agricultural marketing
- Agricultural Technology and Adoption
- Smart Agricultural Production
- Agricultural Production and Adaptability under Climate Change
- Impacts of agricultural technology advances to socio-economic welfare
- High School and University Agricultural Education
- Agricultural Program Curriculum Development
- Smart Agricultural Education
- Agricultural Extension and Services
- Corporate and Public Technical Support to Farmers
- Technology and Innovation Transfer

Your abstract(s) should be submitted to the organizing committee via email at sae2018@hcmuaf.edu.vn before September 30, 2018.

Organizing committee

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Hay, President, Nong Lam University – Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

Sustainable agricultural production

1. Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Tat Toan, NLU, Vietnam
2. Professor Nigel Perkins, The University of Queensland, Australia
3. Prof. Tanjuro GOTO, Okayama University, Japan

Food safety and security

1. Assoc. Prof. Phan Tai Huan, NLU, Vietnam
2. Assoc. Prof Mark Turner,The University of Queensland, Australia

Natural resources and environmental current issues

1. Assoc. Prof. Le Quoc Tuan, NLU, Vietnam
2. The University of Queensland, Australia

Agricultural and bio-system engineering

1. Assoc. Prof. Nguyen HuyBich, NLU, Vietnam
2. The University of Queensland, Australia
3. Prof. Morihiro MAEDA, Okayama University, Japan

Socio-economics in agriculture

1. Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Van Ngai, The University of Queensland, Australia
3. Prof. Kim, Okayama University, Japan

Agriculture and environment education

1. Dr. Le CongTru, NLU, Vietnam
2. Prof. Funahashi, Okayama University, Japan


1. Dr. Nguyen NgocThuy, NLU, Vietnam
2. The University of Queesland, Australia

1. Dr. Bui Ngoc Hung, Head, Post Graduate Office
2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Phu Hoa, Head, Scientific Research Management Office
3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tri Quang Hung, Deputy Head, Scientific Research Management Office
4. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phan Tai Huan, Dean, Faculty of Food Science and Technology
5. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Huy Bich, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology
6. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Ngai, Dean, Faculty of Economics
7. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Quoc Tuan, Dean, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources
8. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Dinh Don, Director, Research Institute for Biotechnology and Environment
9. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tat Toan, Dean, Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine
10. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Nhu Tri, Dean, Faculty of Fisheries
11. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Truong Vinh, Head, Department of Chemical Engineer and Processing

12. Dr. Vo Thai Dan, Dean, Faculty of Agronomy
13. Dr. Pham Van Tinh, Dean, Faculty of Information and Technology
14. Dr. Nguyen Thi Mai, Dean, Faculty of Basic Sciences
15. Dr. La Vinh Hai Ha, Vice Dean, Faculty of Forestry
16. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Thuy, Head, International Relations Office
17. Dr. Tang Kim Hong, Director, Center for Forestry Research and Technology
18. Dao Duc Tuyen, Dean, Faculty of Foreign Language and Pedagogy
19. Bui Van Hai, MSc, Subsitute Dean, Faculty of Land and Real Estate Administration
20. Nguyen Van Minh, Head, Planning and Financing Office
21. Le Quang Giang, MSc, Head, Facility Management Office
22. Hiroaki Funahashi, Dean, Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University
23. Morihiro MAEDA, Vice Dean, Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University

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  • - Conference cost:
    1. US$ 100 (International participants)
    2. VND 1,000,000 (Vietnamese participants)
  • - Student rate:
    1. US$ 50 (International participants)
    2. VND 500,000 (Vietnamese participants)


  • - Beneficiary name: Nong Lam University
  • - Bank account number: 314 103 7001 1881 (USD); 314 100 0282 4115 (VND)
  • - Bank name: Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam - BIDV
  • - Bank address: 33 Nguyen Van Ba, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City
  • - Swift code: BIDVVNVX
  • Note to Beneficiary: SAE2018 registration fee-PARTICIPANT'S FAMILY NAME (e.g. SAE2018 registration fee-SMITH)
Please complete your registration by filling in the following form and sending your payment receipt to the conference email at sae2018@hcmuaf.edu.vn BY NOVEMBER 15, 2018. Please declare the email subject as SAE2018 registration receipt-PARTICIPANT'S FAMILY NAME. Onsite registration is acceptable with a surcharge of USD$ 25 besides the registration fee. Kindly complete a separate registration form for each participant.

Venue and accommodation

If you are coming to Ho Chi Minh City by plane, you will arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. You will then need to make your way to conference venue. You can go to Nong Lam University by bus. It takes around 90 minutes from Tan Son Nhat International Airport. You take No. 152 air-con airport bus to Ben Thanh Market and then take bus No. 93 to Nong Lam University.
_ Working Time : 06:00 ~ 18:30.
_ Running Frequency : Every 25 or 50 minutes.
_ Bus Stop : Airport Bus Stop on the 1st Floor of Airport.
_ Ticket price is 6.000 VND (approx. US$ 0.3).
_ Terminal stop - Ben Thanh Market (Center of Ho Chi Minh city, Bus 152), Ben Thanh Market – Nong Lam University (Bus 93).
The routes are not shortest path distances but they are convenient for you. You can visit the website http://buyttphcm.com.vn/en-us/RouteFinding to get more information.
Alternatively, you can take taxi. Taxis from the airport to the city center take 30 minutes and cost US$ 15-20. (Vinasun Taxi - Phone: +848 38 27 27 27 27; Mai Linh Taxi - Phone: +848 38 38 38 38). You also take a GrabTaxi to city centre or the conference venue.
The conference will be held at the campus of Nong Lam University (Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). You might want to look for hotels located in Thu Duc District. Alternatively, you could browse the links below to find a hotel that suits for you.


Visa information

Please reference the below link and directly contact to the Vietnam embassy in your country. http://www.projectvisa.com/visainformation/Vietnam

Invitation Letter

If you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, the organizers will be pleased to provide you with one. Delegates requiring visas should request an invitation letter from the organizers after the registration confirmation for the event. Delegates are then responsible for contacting the relevant/appropriate embassy themselves.
Required documents for the invitation letter:
_ Registration confirm.
_ Passport copy.

SAE 2018