The 9th National Conference on Food Science and Technology (9th FCON) serves as a platform for experts and stakeholders from various fields, including food science, technology, food safety, governance, to come together and share knowledge and ideas, with the goal of promoting innovation in agri-food systems within Nepal and beyond.
This year's conference centers on the theme of Food Science and Innovations for Safe, Healthy Diets and Sustainable Food Systems, with a focus on examining a range of topics related to food science, technology, food safety, loss and waste, healthy diets, and nutrition, with the aim of transforming Nepal's food system in a sustainable manner. The conference will feature a diverse array of activities, including keynote speeches, scientific sessions, poster sessions, and workshops, and will bring together a range of stakeholders, including food scientists, researchers, policymakers, private sector representatives, development partners, and donor agencies.
The event is organized by Nepal Food Scientists and Technologists Association (NEFOSTA), Government of Nepal's Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC),and the US Government's Feed the Future Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab (FSN-IL) managed by Tufts University, and co-organized by Baliyo Nepal Nutrition Initiative (BNNI), Central Campus of Technology (CCT), and SUN Business Network (SBN).
A group of experts will review the abstracts submitted and make a decision on whether they should be presented orally or as a poster, based on the scientific rigor and relevance of the research to the conference themes mentioned above. Abstracts that are focused on research that is still ongoing or those that do not contain data or findings will only be considered for poster presentations.