1st February, 2012


green marketIt is our pleasure to invite you to the1stSymposium on Organic Agriculture for Society,which will be heldat Saranites Meeting Hall, 2nd Flr. CU Main Auditorium, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, on11th and 12th February 2012. The symposium consists ofplenary sessions and paneldiscussions on the organic movement, food security, environmental crisis,adaptation to climate change and community-supported agriculture. Most of the sessions will be held in Thai language. Only the Official Launch of the ?Towards Organic Asia? Programme on Saturday afternoon 11th Februarytogether with a panel discussion on Organic Agriculture and the Future of Food Securitywill be in English.

The Green Market Network, Chulalongkorn University, Chula Global Network, Office of the Commission on Agricultural Resource Education (OCARE), and the School for Wellbeing Studies and Research, are the main partners.The symposiumwill welcome for the first time international guests ofthe ?Towards Organic Asia? network from several Mekong countries.

The symposium is part of the 5thAnnual Green Fairorganized since 2007 by Suan Nguen Mee Ma social enterprise, this year from 9 ? 12 February at Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Arts (next to the Main Auditorium).

Please see the documents attached for details on the schedule and the map of the venue.

Should you accept our invitation, please kindly confirm us your participation at your earliest convenience.

For further information and registration, please contact our coordinator, Ms. Phannarat Lowakij ( or TEL. +662 6220955)

We are looking forward to welcome you in Bangkok.

Yours faithfully,

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Mrs.Wallapa van Willenswaard

Managing Director

School for Wellbeing Secretariat

Suan Nguen Mee Ma Co., Ltd.

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Programme Schedule

1st Symposium on Organic Agriculture for Society

Saranitet Meeting Hall, Chulalongkorn University Hall, Bangkok

11th -12th February 2012;

11th FEB

Morn. session

8.00 ?9.00


9.00 ? 9.10

Welcoming speech by Dr. Annop Kunawongkrit, Director of the Office of the Commission on Agricultural Research Education (OCARE)

9.10 ? 9.20

Opening speech by Prof. Pirom Kamol-Ratanakul, President of Chulalongkorn University

9.20 ? 10.00

Special speech on ?Recovering from the crisis with sufficiency economy?by His Excellency Prof. Kasem Watanachai, Privy Councillor

10.00 ? 12.00

?New Dynamic of Organic Agriculture?

Guest speakers:

 Ms. Rosana Tositrakul, Senator

 Mr. Daycha Siripatra, Chairman of Khao Kwan Foundation (KKF), Thailand

 Dr. Chomchaun Boonrahong, Director of Institute for Sustainable Agriculture Community (ISAC), Thailand

 Mr. Wanlop Pitpongsa, Secretary of the Thai Organic Agricultural Trading Association (TOTA), Thailand

 Ms. Nonglak Sukjaicharoenkij — Moderator

(Coffee break 10.30 ? 10.45)

12.00 ? 13.30


Aftn. Session

13.15 ?13.30

?Official Launch of Towards Organic Asia (TOA) Programme?

Welcoming refreshment break (at Saranitet Meeting Hall)

13.30 ? 14.00

Introducing the Towards Organic Asia by Mr. Thanapol Kheolamai, Project Coordinator, School for Wellbeing Studies and Research

14.00 ?16.15

?Organic Agriculture and the Future of Food Security? (session in English)

Guest speakers:

 Dr. Sisaliao Svengsuksa, Laos Member of Parliament; President of Association to Support the Development of Peasant Societies (ASDSP), Laos PDR.

 Ms. Thi Lanh Tran, Director of Social Policy Ecology Research Institute (SPERI), Vietnam

 Mr. Keam Makarady, Program Director of Cambodian Centre for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC), Cambodia

 Mr. Witoon Lianchamroon, Committee member and secretary of Biothai Foundation, Thailand

 Mr. Wayne Nelles, Canadian Consortium on Human Security, Canada

 Prof. Surichai Wun?Gaew, Faculty of Political Sciences, Chulalongkorn University ? Moderator

 Ms. Chanida Bamfort, Session Interpreter

                                            (Coffee break 15.00 ? 15.15)

16.15 ? 16.30

Closing remarks by Mrs. Wallapa and Mr. Hans van Willenswaard, Project Directors, School for Wellbeing Studies and Research


Morn. Session

8.00 ? 9.00


9.10 ? 10.00

Special speech on ?Bridging consumers and farmers divide: Coping with the crisis with Organic Farming? by Mr. Sopon Supapong

10.00 ? 12.00

?Organic Agriculture, environmental crisis and adaptation?

Guest speakers:

 Dr. Sombat Yumuang, Director of Geo-Informatics Center for Thailand, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University

 Mr. Somchai Chariyacharoen, Mayor of Municipality of Muangklang, Rayong Province

 Mr. Vitoon Panyakul, Chair of Green Net, Thailand

 Dr. Kanitha Thananuwong, Department of Food Science, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University

 Asst. Prof. Surat Horachaikul ? Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University — Moderator

(Coffee break 10.30 ? 10.45)

12.00 ? 13.30


Aftn. Session

13.30 ? 17.00


Exchange platform on Community-Supported Agriculture : CSA

?CSA for general consumers?
Guest speakers:

 Ms. Raviwan Srithong, Dan Chang CSA Group

 Mr. Atthapol Arunoros, CSA member

 Mr. Apisak Kamphen, Mae Tha Organic Group

 Representative of Bang Khu Wat Farmers? Group

 Mrs. Wallapa van Willenswaard, Thai Green Market Network Moderator

(Coffee break 15.00 ? 15.15)



15.15 ? 17.00

?Community-Supported Agriculture: CSA for institutional consumers?

Guest speakers :

 Mr. Sunai Sethabunsang, Independent academics

 Mr. Songpol Chawaltantipath, Director of Pathumthani Hospital

 Mr. Supachai Thitiarchakul, Director of Thammasat University Hospital

 Ms. Methanee Saiphet, Director of Bang Po Hospital

 Mr. Buncherd Kongdan, Farmer from Thai Green Market Network

 Mr. Kasidith Uechiewcharnkit, Thai Green Market Network ? Moderator

17.00 ? 17.30

Wrap-up and closing

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