THE 14TH INTERNATIONAL
The Role of Sago in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
SAGO 2023 TOKYO
Tokyo, Japan (onsite/online)
7th July 2023
Sago is a promising plant in 21 Century. It can grow in lowland soils of Southeast Asia and Melanesia and support the people in these areas. Sago biomass, including starch, bark, leaves and others, is useful for various purposes. Sago starch especially, whichis produced in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and other countries, amounts to 400 thousand tons per year and is used variously for food and processed food or floured for noodle making and others. Although the sago starch has been consumed mostly in the areas producing sago starch, Japan has been importing over 20 thousand tons of sago starch every year from Malaysia and Indonesia, previously as dusting flour and recently as excellent food material for allergy relief.
The 1st International Sago Symposium (ISS) was held in Kuching of Malaysia in 1976. With three to four years interval, ISS has been hosted mostly by sago producing countries. Japan hosted ISS in 1985 (SAGO –’85, Protect Mankind from Hunger, and the Earth from Devastation), 2001 (SAGO 2001, New Frontiers of Sago Palm Studies) and 2015 (SAGO 2015, The Sago SupportsHuman and Planet Welfare). The proceedings of these symposiums and a book entitled “Sago Palm: Multiple Contributions to Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods” compiling invited papers were published with the support of the late Isao NAGATO, who encouraged our activities through his perspective.
In 2023, the Society of Sago Palm Studies is pleased to host a meeting as the 14th International Sago Symposium.
We hope the strong support from you.
The objective of symposium is to discuss about continuity of harvesting sago which maintains the aspect of conservation, social and culture in achieving the sustainable development goals.
ISS 2023 becomes a media for communication and discussion among researchers /engineers, environmentalist, sago business practitioners, and other stake-holders in order to:
・Utilize SAGO as sustainable bio-resources which maintains the aspects of conservation, social and culture
・Make SAGO as competitive and parallel commodity with other plant commodities in the view of productivity and quality
・Find a proper way and solution to convert natural SAGO forest to production forest while conserving the genetic resources inside
・Develop SAGO business considering the sustainability of sago forest
Scope of Symposium
The symposium will deal with state-of-the-art of sago study and will facilitate exchange of sago information among the participants, hereby will make sago to become a flagship crop for staple food, ingredients to prevent allergies, industrial raw material as well as for energy. The symposium will be divided into four thematic sessions:
・Biology, Agronomy and Environment
・Industry and Utilization
・Business and Economy
・Social Sciences and Anthropology
Who should attend
・Scientist, researchers, university and academics
・Private sector and business practitioner
・Government institutions, international organizations and policy makers
Hiroshi EHARA (President, The Society of Sago Palm Studies; Director, International Center for Research and
Education in Agriculture, Nagoya University)
Osamu KOYAMA (President, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences)
Hironobu SHIWACHI (President, Japanese Society of Tropical Agriculture; Executive Director, Board of Directors,
Tokyo University of Agriculture)
Toshiyuki NISHIO (President, The Japanese Society of Applied Glycoscience; Professor, College of Bioresource Sciences,
Elpidio M. AGBISIT Jr. (Executive Secretary, Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities; Dean of the College
of Agriculture and Food Science, UP Los Baños)
Hiroyuki KONUMA (Executive Director, Association for the Promotion of Self-reliance in Asia)
H. M. H. BINTORO (Professor, IPB University, Indonesia)
Hengky NOVARIANTO (Senior scientist, BRIN (Indonesia National Agency for Research and Innovation, Indonesia)
Kopli BUJANG (Pro-Vice Chancellor, i-CATS University College, Malaysia)
Marcel A. QUEVEDO (Former Visayas State University, Philippines)
Keith GALGAL (National Agribusiness Advisor, FAO PNG, Papua New Guinea)
Yukio TOYODA (Professor Emeritus, Rikkyo University, Japan)
Chair: Yukio TOYODA
Vice Chairs: Koki TOYOTA
Secretary-general: Koki TOYOTA
General Affair: Yoji NITTA, Masanori OKAZAKI, Yukio TOYODA
Finance: Kazuko HIRAO, Masaharu OHMI, Haruo TANAKA
Editor-in-Chief: Hitoshi NAITO
Senior Editors: Tomoko KONDO, Takashi MISHIMA, Akira WATANABE
Managing Editors: Satoshi NAKAMURA, Akira MIYAZAKI, Koki ASANO
Editors: Hiroshi EHARA, Ken’ichi KAKUDA, Ken’ichi NONAKA
Yuka SASAKI, Yukio TOYODA, Tomohiro UCHIYAMA
Registration: Mitsuhisa BABA, Ryosuke FUJINUMA
Yulius B. PASOLON (Halu Oleo University, Indonesia)
Aidil AZHAR (IPB University, Indonesia)
Barahima ABBAS (Universitas Papua, Indonesia)
Saki EHARA (Japan Asia Consultants, Indonesia)
Margaret Chan Kit YOK (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
Rowena P. VARELA (Caraga State University, Philippines)
Suzettee BINONGO-LINA (Visayas State University, Philippines)
Marlisa Ayu TRISIA (Girona University, Spain)
Ornprapa THEPSILVISUT (Thammasat University, Thailand)
Preuk CHUTIMANUKUL (Thammasat University, Thailand)
Hiroyuki KONUMA (Association for the Promotion of Self-reliance in Asia (GIAPSA) Asia Office (Bangkok, Thailand))
Registration 9:00 – 10:00
Opening Remark 10:00 – 10:05 (Room 1 / Online)
Hiroshi Ehara (Chair of the 14th International Sago Symposium)
Guest Speech 10:05 – 10:15 (Room 1 / Online)
Representatives from Advisory Committee
Keynote Speeches 10:15 – 11:15 (Room 1 / Online)
Hiroshi Ehara (Nagoya University, Japan)
Hengky Novarianto (Indonesia National Agency for Research and Innovation, Indonesia)
Plenary Session 11:15 – 12:15 (Room 1 / Online)
Margaret Chan Kit YOK (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
Takashi MISHIMA (Mie University, Japan)
Keith GALGA (FAO PNG, Papua New Guinea)
Lunch Break 12:15 – 13:00
(Business Meeting 12:20 – 12:50)
Session 1 13:00 – 14:30 (Room 1 / Online)
Session 2 13:00 – 14:30 (Room 2 / Online)
Session 3 13:00 – 14:15 (Room 3 / Online)
Poster Session 1 14:30 – 15:15 (Room 2)
Poster Session 2 14:30 – 15:15 (Room 3)
Session 4 15:15 – 16:30 (Room 1 / Online)
Session 5 15:30 – 16:45 (Room 2 / Online)
Session 6 15:30 – 16:30 (Room 3 / Online) [AAACU Session]
The Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities (AAACU)
is a network of agricultural colleges and universities in Asia, established
in 1972 with the main mission of improving human welfare through
agriculture, education, research, and extension. It will co-organize a session
in SAGO 2023 with invited speakers coming from AAACU member institutions.
Closing Ceremony 16:45 – 17:00 (Room 1)
Reception Party 17:00 – 18:30 (Reception Room)
Official language of this symposium is ENGLISH.
CALL FOR PAPER
The 14th International Sago symposium is now accepting abstract and manuscript submissions in English. Prospective authors are invited to submit their abstract and full paper. Technical papers on aspects related to (but not limited to) the scope of the symposium are invited for oral presentation. Manuscript must be written in English, type on A4 paper, the dimensions of 25mm margins top/bottom and left/right, line spacing of 1.5, full justification.
One page A4 paper. Abstract should contain author’s name(s), addresses and an outline of the problem examined, the methods used in study, a statement of the result conclusions [format can be downloaded from SAGO2023 web site (https://www.sagopalmsociety.com/what-s-new)].
Dead line: March 31, 2023.
Paper must not have been published anywhere and has order as follow:
・Title of paper
・Authors name(s), institution/company name, and addresses
・Abstract (max. 250 words)
・Introduction (research background and objective)
・Experimental Design (if applicable)
・Result and Discussion
2. Maximum pages not more than 6 pages with 1 line spacing including the picture, figures, tables which are no more than 25% of the content (the paper number will be informed to the author by the committee after reviewing process of abstract).
3. The software file of the paper must be compatible with MS Office 2019.
Application with the fee below
・Full Registration JPY 10,000 (JPY 15,000 on site)
・Student Registration JPY 5,000 (JPY 9,000 on site)
On site audience
Application with the fee below
・Full Registration JPY 15,000
・Student Registration JPY 9,000
We would like persons who have interest in online participation as audience to check "Online" and "Audience" in the registration form and send it to the Steering Committee (email@example.com) by email.
How to Register
Fill in the registration and sent it to firstname.lastname@example.org by email.
The number of participants at Gakushikaikan is limited. Participants from overseas are basically requested to participate online.
Deadline: April 30, 2023 (onsite participants), June 30, 2023 (online participants).
Accommodation expenses not included in the registration fee.
Only Japanese yen is accepted.
(WISE service will be convenient for you to transfer the registration fee from your country's currency to our account in Japanese Yen: account detail will be informed by email)
3-28 Kandanishiki-cho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8459
(Onsite with local participants / online with participants from overseas)
Abstract submission: March 31, 2023 【Closed】
Deadline for onsite registration: April 30, 2023 => Extended by May 31, 2023
Deadline for online registration: May 31, 2023 => Extended by June 30, 2023
INFORMATION for YOUR STAY in TOKYO
Recently, the number of tourists in Tokyo has increased, making it difficult to get hotel reservations. If you plant to attend the symposium at the venue, please secure your accommodation as soon as possible. The steering committee does not introduce hotels in particular, so please make your own arrangements using reservation sites or others.