National Conference on Food Science and Technology: NEFOSTA

June 12, 2023 02:15
June 13, 2023 12:15
Kathmandu, Nepal
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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).

Key Information

  • Deadline for abstract submission: May 15, 2023
  • Acceptance notification: By May 20, 2023
  • Event Date: June 12-13, 2023
  • Registration can be done HERE.


  • Food Safety and Governance: Science/evidence, technology, management system, innovative metrics and tools, and policy
  • Nutrition and Nutrient-dense foods: Nutrition policy and intervention, technology/biotechnology, traditional and Functional foods, nutraceuticals and dietary supplements, metrics and tools
  • Drivers of Food Systems Innovations: market development and private sector, informal market sector, gender, youth
  • Drivers of Food Systems, Science and Technology: Novel and emerging processing technology, policy processes, infrastructure, environment, climate change
  • Food Loss and Waste/ Byproduct utilization: Science/evidence, technology, innovative metrics and tools, and policy

Guide for Abstract Submission

  • All abstracts should be strictly within the thematic areas of the conference.
  • The abstract (text only) should contain no more than 250 words (excluding title, keywords, name of authors, and their affiliation).
  • No more than five key words should be provided along with an abstract.
  • The abstract should include the aim of research, research question, methodology, findings, conclusion, and significance of the study.
  • The Author's list should include the full name of authors with affiliation.
  • A full postal address including Email should be given for presenting and corresponding authors.
  • It is required that you indicate whether you are submitting for an oral or poster presentation.
  • These guidelines apply to abstracts for both oral and poster presentations.
  • Abstract should be written in English (12 font size, Times New Roman font with 1.5 line space).

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.