Asia Pacific Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics 5th Conference

March 10-11, 2023 
at Nagoya JR Gate Tower  (Aichi, Japan) & Online everywhere

  • The conference registration is free of charge.
  • After the release of the proceedings at the late of February 2023, we plan to organize an online session for brainstorming & preparation for the conference. Please let us know if you are interested in participating via the registration form.


  • The sessions will be streamed via Zoom.
  • Meals, accommodations and insurance are not included, and need to be arranged separately by the attendee.
    • Accommodation: Nagoya JR Gate Tower Hotel is in the same building. There are lots of hotels near Nagoya Stations as well.
    • Meals: Gate Tower Plaza Restaurants are available in the same building. For other nearby restaurants: Tripadvisor
    • Access: Chubu International Airport or Aichi Prefectural Nagoya Airport are closest airports (please refer to the website of JR Gate Tower Conference Room for access information from the airports to the venue). It takes around 3 to 3.5 hours from Narita International Airport to the venue (Google Map)
  • An optional Conference Dinner will be held on Friday, March 10. If you wish to join, please let us know your intention to participate, the number of accompanying persons, and any dietary restrictions through the above registration form. Payment for the dinner needs to be made in Japanese Yen on March 11, 2023. 



Friday, March 10, 2023

09:00 Registration Open
09:30 - 09:45 Welcome & Conference Organizer Introductions
09:45 - 10:30

Panel Discussion 1: Food Ethics' Contribution in a Time of Turmoil?

  • Kirill Thompson
    Director of APSAFE, Emeritus Professor at National Taiwan University
  • Matthias Kaiser
    Chief Editor of the Food Ethics journal, Emeritus Professor at University of Bergen
  • Kate Millar
    Director at the Centre for Applied Bioethics, Professor at The University of Nottingham


10:30 - 11:30

Panel Discussion 2: Supporting early career researchers: a post-pandemic perspective

  • Simona Zollet
    APSAFE organizer, Assistant Professor at Hiroshima University, Department of Academia-Government-Industry Collaboration 
  • Jasmine Black
    JSPS research fellow, co-hosted by the UNU IPSI secretariat and the University of Tokyo
  • Chika Kondo
    United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Regional Office of Africa
  • Mai Kobayashi
    Assistant Professor at Kyoto University Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research, Asian Studies Unit (KUASU) 
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch (on your own)
13:00 - 14:30

Oral Presentation #A: Ethics for Global and Regional Sustainable Seafood


  • Poul Holm: Global human marine footprint 1700-2020
  • Matthias Kaiser: Sustainable and ethical seafood: the challenge for small-scale fisheries
  • Kaniz Fatema: Impact of Andharmanik Hilsa Sanctuary on fish production and livelihood of fishers in Bangladesh
  • James D. Sellmann: Endangered Island Species and Sustainability: Recollections of Fadang and Fanihi Dishes bring CHamoru Philosophical Values to the Foreground 
14:30 - 14:45 Break
14:45 - 17:00

Oral Presentation #B: Food Choices: Ethics, Fairness, and One Health

  • Sunyong Byun: The Anthropological and Ethical Meaning of What We Eat
  • Amy J.C. TRAPPEY: Comparing Sustainable Development Research among UN Member Countries Using Intelligent Text Mining Approaches
  • Vijaya Khader: The Potential Impact of Bio fortified Crops for Improved Human Nutrition
  • Takashi Eguchi: Endeavors of Sake Brewers and Rice Farmers for Building Better Relationships and Production
  • Rika SHINKAI: Human-Animal-Environment “One Health”, Focusing on the Healthy Co-existence of Two Species of Honeybees, the Japanese honeybee and the Western honeybee.
  • Shinjiro Saeki: Does an integrated approach to nutrition and income develop insect farming into an ethical food system?


18:00 - 20:30 Optional Conference Dinner

Saturday, March 11, 2023

09:00 - 09:15 Information
09:15 - 11:45

Student Session

*Take part in the voting for APSAFE Award 2023!

  • Ushoshi Bandyopadhyay: Food Sovereignty, its meaning and connotations in the rural and urban India
  • Yang Lu: Female Farmers’ Civil Society Organization as Social Innovation: A Case Study of Shiga 100 Agri-girls Project
  • Vien T.T. DINH: Multiculturalism Translation Through Practices of Foraging and Consuming Wild Edible Plants Among Vietnamese Immigrants
  • Timothy Seekings: Edible Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients: Insights from Taiwan Regarding the Case of Crickets
  • Linh Bao Nguyen: Understanding the Human Dimensions of Coexistence between Leopard Cats and Farmers: A Case Study in Taiwan
  • Wei-Min Chu: Lightweight Deep Learning Model to Improve the Efficiency of Mango Defects Classification
11:45 - 13:00 Lunch (on your own)
13:00 - 14:45

Oral Presentation #C: Sustainable Agriculture, Food Sovereignty, and Indigenous Perspectives

  • Archana Patnaik: Achieving food sovereignty through revival of millets: An attempt to resist the gender and caste division in India by creating a space of commons
  • Chandra Prasad Pokhrel: Farming System in Trans-Himalayan Region, A Study from Manang, Central Nepal
  • Kirill Thompson: Grassroots Regenerative Agriculture: Lessons from an Indigenous farmer in Taiwan
  • Hart N. Feuer: Domestication for whom? Wild gardens and the culinary sovereignty of indigenous peoples of Asia
  • Hsueh-Yueh, Wu: The Practice of Contemporary Food Sovereignty: A Case Study of the Hualien Indigenous Wild Vegetable Center


14:45 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 16:40

Oral Presentation #D: Food Policy, Trade and Regulations

  • Cheongho Lee: The Pragmatic View on Safe Food: Charles Peirce's view
  • Shin Kim: Locavorism: a meta-ethical consideration
  • Escajedo San-Epifanio, L.: EU Regulatory Futures of Plant Genome Editing: an analysis from an ethical perspective
  • Tsaiyu Chang: The National Referendum Held in Taiwan Against the Ban on Importation of Pork Containing Ractopamine
  • Ho-chia Chueh: Taiwan black pigs: the victim of Taiwan's agricultural trade policy


16:45 - 16:55 Information of the Next APSAFE Conference
16:55 - 17:00 APSAFE Award 2023 & Closing