P51523 Sustainable Agriculture Summit Asia
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Sustainable Agriculture Summit Asia

4 – 6 December 2018
The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Global initiatives and investment in sustainable agriculture have spiked. Be it producers, traders, large FMCG corporates, or Governments, institutional investors, and aid organisations’, all are playing a very active part for ensuring sustainable practices in food production.

Addressing policy, investment and partnerships alongside technical matters in financing, farming, water, management, climate change, soil management, etc, the conference will address issues common to all agricultural commodities. The regions pioneering event will be part of IBCs Soft Commodity Week, and will showcase challenges, solutions, case studies, sustainable developments in agriculture, and above all, investment and collaboration possibilities.

Discussion topics

  • Regional Government incentives and initiatives on sustainable agriculture
  • International aid agency projects, and future plans
  • Farmer livelihoods, credit and financial sustainability
  • Outgrower Management models
  • Climate Change
  • Irrigation and Water Management
  • AgriChem and soil fertility improvement
  • Pest and disease control
  • Supply chain transparency and traceability, role of Block chain
  • ICT and digital tech in farms and supply chain
  • Certification, price risk management

About Soft Commodities Week

Hosted in Vietnam, and supported by top Industry bodies and Government agencies, the Soft Commodity Week will co locate 4 events:

Showcase your company!

Has your organization made a significant contribution to sustainable agriculture practices? Do you have a case study to share? Would you like to showcase a sustainable agriculture solution? Write to us with details and a request to speak.


8:00 am

Registration & Morning Coffee

9:00 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


9:10 am

Regulatory Address by MARD

Tran Kim Long, Director General, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam

9:30 am

  • Geopolitical tensions on trade tariffs, and the current state of play
  • Regional trade agreements, and will they save the day?
  • Trade impact across agricultural commodities, and what to expect
  • Recent currency movements
  • Market developments and Government policies likely to have an impact
  • Expectations from key currencies, including the Vietnamese Dong

10:40 am

Morning Networking & Refreshment Break. Sustainable Agriculture Summit Asia Resumes

11:10 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


11:15 am

Regulatory Address by MARD: Sustainability Developments, Initiatives & Plans for Vietnam’s Agriculture

Tran Cong Thang, Deputy Director General, Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam

11:50 am

  • Farmers incentives and investment plans of VnSAT
  • Improving farming practices and value chains in Vietnam – initiatives, challenges, and progress in rice, coffee
  • Capacity development and strengthening for stakeholders in value chain on a large scale
  • Improving farmers’ productivity and links between businesses and cooperatives
  • Sustainable Landscape Program of IDH, the Global Coffee Platform (GCP), the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), private sector and the World Bank under the Vietnam Sustainable Agriculture Transformation (VnSAT) plan

12:25 pm

  • Necessity of private sector to support government agencies to develop Thai agricultural sector
  • Land Consolidation & Large-Scale Farming is a key success of sustainable agriculture development
  • Sample of Sustainable Projects under Public-Private Collaborative Committee and its success
  • Case Study: Khok Nhong Nha the King Rama IX farm management project and the Sufficiency Economy in assisting smallholders

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch


2:00 pm

  • The natural rubber industry outlook and sustainability
  • Address on sustainable rubber sourcing and procurement
  • Sustainable programs from private sector perspectives
  • Sustainable business model for the natural rubber industry

2:30 pm

  • The outlook of the Viet Nam rubber industry
  • Action plan for the sustainable rubber development in Viet Nam
  • On-going projects for sustainability in the Viet Nam rubber industry

3:00 pm

  • JDE’s Corporate Responsibility: case study of JDE’s coffee sustainability project in Vietnam’s Central Highlands
  • Supplier Initiative
  • Partnership & Origin Projects

3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break


4:00 pm

Rice: Sustainable Rice Sourcing, Farming and Supply Chain Case Study

Saran Song, Chief Executive Officer, Amru Rice, Cambodia

4:30 pm

  • Initiatives in Rikolto’s Food Smart City cluster
  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Investment and farmers welfares
  • Sustainable supply chain and handling of commodities
  • Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) in Vietnam: collaboration across stakeholders for increased farmer income and consumer trust

5:00 pm

  • Public-private collaboration in the coffee sector for a holistic approach to agricultural supply chain issues – agroforestry training, farmer demonstration trials, GAP training and compliance with sustainability regulations to promote biodiversity and income diversity
  • Innovations in processing for sustainability and harmonization throughout supply chain

5:30 pm

Chairperson’s Summary & End of Day One

8:55 am

Morning coffee

9:00 am


  • Agriculture and farmers at the heart of sustainable development for businesses
  • Compliance and certification for smallholders: access and incentives
  • Famers welfare programmes and financial assurance programmes

9:30 am

  • Farmers as clients: analysing the economic benefits for farmers and your business combined, and how to structure your business and supply chain models the most effective and economically viable way
  • Generating positive financial returns at landscape level
    • How to analyse economic benefits for a landscape
    • How to mobilise different stakeholders and the market to drive sustainability and maximise the economic benefits for all stakeholders within a landscape

10:00 am

  • Speeding up the pace of financial investments aimed at creating more resilient, fair, profitable, and climate-friendly landscapes
  • Stronger investment case for sustainable landscapes and restoration
  • Challenges over combining efforts for lasting change
  • Key issues: accounting for natural capital, putting a price on carbon, and processes to secure land tenure rights
  • Investment Models & Sources of Finance Available to the Agricultural Community

10:40 am

Morning Networking & Refreshment Break


11:00 am

  • Translating remote sensing technology into actionable information for agriculture
  • Opportunities for application and current limitations
  • Regional use cases and solutions for remote sensing for annual and perennial crops, smallholders

11:30 am

  • Managing climate-change risks through CSA strategies and outcomes
  • CSA investment planning for climate-resilient agri-commodity sectors
  • Partnerships for reducing carbon and environmental footprints along the value chain

12:00 pm

  • Soil, seed, and crop: technology in enabling sustainable intensification of farming and management of crop health
  • Use cases for digital farming and open innovation approaches, including:
    • Precision agriculture: Laser land leveling for sustainable crop production (e.g. rice)
    • Uber-like and optimised scheduling of combine harvesters for rice harvesting
    • New concept of Smart Rice Postharvest and Logistics Optimisation
    • Optimised Rice Residue Management

12:30 pm

  • Investigating pesticide contents in food
  • Key issues on MRL
  • Vietnam Case Study: Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) and Sustainable Agriculture
  • A wider Mekong Delta food production region’s water and AgriChem management

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch


2:00 pm

  • Thriving cocoa communities as the essential foundation for sustainable cocoa
  • Empowering 200,000 cocoa farmers and improving lives
  • Supply chain and sustainability

2:30 pm

  • Sustainability and smallholder certification in palm oil supply chains
  • Mitigating risks and addressing opportunities to meet expectations of stakeholders

3:00 pm

  • Reflecting on the lessons-learnt and business models for globally traded commodities (e.g. palm oil, forestry, coffee, cocoa, spices, aquaculture) in developing sustainable agriculture in Indonesia.
  • Sustainable business models that worked and did not for smallholders
  • Key challenges and opportunities to get to the scale of business and investment
  • Commodities sourcing strategies
  • Innovative business and investment/financing model that have been developed, tested and/or will be tested in Indonesia and in the surrounding region.

3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

4:00 pm

Strengthening Agribased Value Chains: Improving Farmers’ Income and Gender Integration in Agriculture

Amit Kumar Singh, Country Representative, Tanager International, India

5:00 pm

Close of Conference

9:00 am

This workshop will explore the applications of AgTech throughout the entire value chain. The session will outline current barriers and critical opportunities to improve conditions, mitigate risk, boost yield and reduce costs through:

  • Pioneering hardware including drones, robotics, IoT and sensors
  • Data analytics tools that enable diagnostics and predictive modelling
  • Platforms and applications that democratize information and draw real time info from all stakeholders
  • Chemical considerations – applying smart analytics to pesticides, fertilizers and crop selection

Delegates will walk away with the ability to:

  • Survey existing global and regional conditions and implement best practice processes
  • Match existing internal challenges with partners and partnership models
  • Analyse the cost benefit ratio of projects
  • Benchmark global case studies
  • Leverage the growing ecosystem to streamline the value and supply chain

1:00 pm

End of Workshop

1:01 pm


By invitation only, interested parties can apply to IBC Asia.
Please email: register@ibcasia.com.sg. IBC Asia reserves the rights to review, accept or reject applications.

Following the success of last year’s programme, INTL FCStone are back to do another pre-conference training session for invited delegates. We understand the coffee community has an advanced knowledge of derivatives so this year we will be focusing more on the ‘actual’ rather than the ‘theoretical’ using some of the many IT systems INTL FCStone now offers in order to make managing price risk in volatile markets a little easier.

Defining the current market environment

  • Global Coffee market review
  • Fundamental & external market drivers explored
  • Evaluating the impact of key external market price drivers

Building your risk management program

  • Building your risk management program
  • Defining your internal risk management policy
  • Defining your risk & risk appetite & defining your hedging tool kit
  • Building your internal risk management expertise

Case Study
In change to last year’s programme we will use a case study in order to be as ‘real world’ as possible, comparing the benefits of futures, options and structured products as a hedge against a particular market situation

Having decided upon which tool to use, we will examine how these ideas can actually be transacted in the electronic marketplace.

ICE Exchange
This year we  will be also joined by Toby Brandon, a senior member of the ICE management team, who will outline recent developments for the Robusta contract and any future plans.

5:00 pm

End of workshop


Packages Price
2 Day ConferenceUS $1595Early Bird
2 Day Conference - Vietnamese DelegateUS $600Early Bird
Extras Price
Pre Conference Workshop US $400
Pre Conference Workshop - Vietnamese Delegate US $200

Early Bird Rate: Register & Pay by 12 October 2018

Register 2 Delegates and get 1 FREE PASS
Register 3 Delegates and get 2 FREE PASS
Register 5 Delegates and get 3 FREE PASS
(Group rate is based on normal rate of 2-day main conference package only)

For Group Registrations of more than 3 team members,
email info@ibcasia.com.sg or call +65 6508 2477

  • *Wholly-owned Vietnamese Fees applicable for Vietnamese Citizens employed by wholly-owned Vietnamese companies based in Vietnam.
  • Multiple Bookings Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 3 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies; either the early bird rate OR group rate.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • All delegates from Singapore-based companies are required to pay an additional 7% GST (SINGAPORE EVENTS ONLY)


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Tiếng Việt

Tổng quan
Các sáng kiến toàn cầu và đầu tư vào nông nghiệp bền vững đã tăng vọt. Dù là các nhà sản xuất, thương nhân, các công ty FMCG lớn, hoặc Chính phủ, các nhà đầu tư tổ chức và các tổ chức hỗ trợ, thì tất cả đều đóng vai trò rất tích cực trong việc đảm bảo một ngành công nghiệp bền vững.

Tập trung vào giải quyết chính sách, đầu tư và quan hệ đối tác cùng với các vấn đề kỹ thuật về tài chính, nông nghiệp, nước, quản lý, biến đổi khí hậu, quản lý đất đai, v.v, hội thảo này sẽ giải quyết các vấn đề chung cho tất cả các mặt hàng nông sản. Sự kiện tiên phong này của khu vực sẽ là một phần của Tuần lễ Hàng hóa Mềm IBC, và sẽ giới thiệu những thách thức, giải pháp, nghiên cứu trường hợp và trên hết là khả năng đầu tư và hợp tác.

Các chủ đề thảo luận

  • Các ưu đãi và sáng kiến của Chính phủ khu vực về nông nghiệp bền vững
  • Các dự án và kế hoạch tương lai của cơ quan hỗ trợ quốc tế
  • Sinh kế nông dân, tín dụng và bền vững tài chính
  • Các mô hình Quản lý Đảm bảo Nguồn cung (Outgrower)
  • Biến đổi Khí hậu
  • Quản lý Thủy lợi và Nước
  • AgriChem và cải thiện độ màu mỡ đất đai
  • Kiểm soát sâu bệnh
  • Tính minh bạch về chuỗi cung ứng và truy xuất nguồn gốc, vai trò của Sổ cái
  • Công nghệ thông tin và liên lạc (ICT) và công nghệ kỹ thuật số ở các trang trại và chuỗi cung ứng
  • Chứng nhận, quản lý rủi ro về giá

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Các gói
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Bổ sung
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  • Giảm Giá cho Nhiều Đăng ký được áp dụng cho các nhóm có từ 3 đại biểu trở lên đến từ cùng một tổ chức đăng ký cùng một sự kiện, cùng một lúc.
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Đang Có Cơ hội Hợp tác và Tạo dựng Hồ sơ!

Vui lòng liên hệ với chúng tôi ngay hôm nay để tìm hiểu cách quý vị có thể định vị công ty của mình như một công ty dẫn đầu thị trường tại sự kiện này và để khám phá phạm vi của các cơ hội có sẵn về xây dựng thương hiệu và tiếp thị.

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Ngày 04 – 06 tháng 12 năm 2018
The Reverie Saigon
22 – 36 Đại lộ Nguyễn Huệ
& 57-69F Đường Đồng Khởi
Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh | Quận 1
Việt Nam
Điện thoại: +84 28 3823 6688 Fax:+84 28 3822 3355
Thư điện tử: info@thereveriesaigon.com

Dịch vụ Khách hàng
+65 6508 2401

Cơ hội về Tài trợ 
Jonathan Kiang
+65 6508 2471 

Cơ hội về Diễn thuyết 
Sophia Zhao 
+65-6508 2491 

Cơ hội về Hợp tác Truyền thông & Hiệp hội
Tham Ruohyi 
+65 6508 2463 



Tran Kim Long

Director General, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam

Judith Ganes

President, J Ganes Consulting, LLC

Ahadu Woubshet 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Ahadu Woubshet

Founder and General Manager Moyee Coffee, Ethiopia

Denys Collin Munang 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Denys Collin Munang

Director, Sustainability and Investor Relations, Eagle High Plantations, Indonesia

Carolyn Florey

Technology for Development Lead, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Pham Hong Duong 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Pham Hong Duong

Chairman, Thanh Thanh Cong, Bien Hoa JSC (TTCS), Vietnam

Luong Van Tu 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Luong Van Tu

Chairman, Vietnam Coffee-Cocoa Association (VICOFA)

Tran Cong Thang

Deputy Director General, Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam

Binh Thang Cao 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Binh Thang Cao

Senior Agricultural Specialist, The World Bank, Vietnam and Team Leader, Viet Nam Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project (VnSAT)

Worrawat Sriyook 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Worrawat Sriyook

Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Mitr Phol Group, Thailand

Kavickumar Muruganathan 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Kavickumar Muruganathan

Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety, Halcyon Agri Corporation, Singapore

Tran Thi Thuy Hoa

Head of Advisory Committee for Rubber Industry Development, The Vietnam Rubber Association (VRA), Vietnam

Do Ngoc Sy

Asia Pacific Sustainability Manager, Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE)

Saran Song 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Saran Song

Chief Executive Officer, Amru Rice, Cambodia

Thai Thi Minh 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Thai Thi Minh

Regional Director, Rikolto, Vietnam

Stefanie van der Kaaij

Sustainability Advisor, Nedcoffee, Sucden Group, the Netherlands

Joost Gorter 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Joost Gorter

Senior Sustainability Consultant, NewForesight, the Netherlands

Sanjay Sethi 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Sanjay Sethi

Director, Sustainability, Phoenix Group, UAE

Hans Dellien

Agrifinance Specialist for EAP, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Nanne Tolsma

Business Developer, Satelligence, the Netherlands

Dr Dindo Campilan 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Dindo Campilan

Regional Director Asia, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Vietnam

Nguyen Van Hung 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Nguyen Van Hung

Postharvest and Mechanisation Cluster, Sustainable Impact Platform, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines

Andi Sitti Asmayanti 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Andi Sitti Asmayanti

South East Asia Cocoa Development Manager, Mondelez International, Indonesia

Purwantoro 4th Annual International Schools China 2018


Head, Sustainability, Conservation & HSE, REA Holdings, Indonesia

Fitrian Ardiansyah 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Fitrian Ardiansyah

Chairman, IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, Indonesia

Amit Kumar Singh

Country Representative, Tanager International, India

Dr Anthony John

Specialist, Plant and Precision Agriculture, Agri-Tech Organisation, Bioeconomy, International Trade & Investment, Department for International Trade

Julian Dixon

Risk Management Consultant, INTL FCStone Ltd

Toby Brandon

Director-Soft Commodity Operations, ICE

when & where

04 - 06 Dec 2018

The Reverie Saigon
22 – 36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard
& 57-69F Dong Khoi Street
Ho Chi Minh City | District 1
T:+84 28 3823 6688 F:+84 28 3822 3355


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