Project Title

Advanced Capacity Building for Mycotoxin Prevention and Control in Food and Feed Commodities in Asia-Pacific 

Project Year

2016   

Project Number

ATC 01 2016A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

ATC 01 2016A 

Project Title

Advanced Capacity Building for Mycotoxin Prevention and Control in Food and Feed Commodities in Asia-Pacific 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: General Fund 

Project Year

2016 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

143,000 

Co-funding Amount

26,000 

Total Project Value

169,000 

Sponsoring Forum

Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group (ATCWG) 

Topics

Agriculture 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

China 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Australia; Canada; Chile; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Malaysia; New Zealand; Peru; Philippines; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; United States 

Expected Start Date

01/12/2016 

Expected Completion Date

30/11/2017 

Project Proponent Name 1

Liu Yang 

Job Title 1

Professor 

Organization 1

Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences/Key Laboratory of Agro-Products Processing, Ministry of Agriculture 

Postal Address 1

1 Nongda South Road, Xibeiwang Town, Haidian District, Beijing, China 

Telephone 1

86-10 62815874 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

liuyang01@caas.cn 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Liu Yang 

Project Summary

The Project on Advanced Capacity Building for Mycotoxin Prevention and Control in Food and Feed Commodities in Asia-Pacific plans to promote the issues of mycotoxin prevention and control to enhance the food security and safety in Asia-Pacific countries/regions through sharing experiences among APEC member economies and other countries/regions, working in line with  APEC Food Security Roadmap toward 2020 goal.

1) December 2016- July 2017, Establishment of Mycotoxin Forum for Asia and The Pacific to access the mycotoxin risk and prevention in Asia Pacific;

2) August 2017, International Workshop on Mycotoxin Prevention and Control convened in Beijing;

3) September 2017-October 2017, tracking survey among workshop attendants to understand impact of the workshop and their views;

4) November 2017, project end-line report finalized.

Relevance

Food safety is not only a key component in human health issue but also the global problem that needs attention. The 2014 APEC Leaders’ Declaration emphasized the importance of food safety and endosed the Beijing Declaration on APEC Food Security issued at the Third APEC Ministerial on Food Security. The leaders supported the APEC Action Plan for Reducing Food Loss and Waste, the APEC Food Security Business Plan (2014-2020), and the APEC Food Security Roadmap toward 2020 (2014 version) and the Action Plan to enhance Connectivity of APEC Food Standards and Safety Assurance. Beijing Declaration on APEC Food Security indicated that  the food security could be achieved at higher level by strengthening the management of food safety through alignment with international acceptable standards, establishment of early warnings, traceability and recall systems, and development of risk based requirements. These initiatives have reflected the goal of APEC in advancing capacity building in food safety. Mycotoxin contamination has caused huge agricultural yield loss, adverse toxic risk to humans and significantly affected the international trade on food commodities. Therefore, if APEC agrees to fund the workshop on mycotoxin prevention and control and the creation of Mycotoxin Forum for Asia and The Pacific, it will not only enhance the international influence of the organization, but also will help to advance the APEC Food Security Roadmap toward 2020. 

Establishment of Mycotoxin Forum for Asia and The Pacific to carry out mycotoxin risk assessment on food safety and the issues related to its control will be of great help in advancing the food security in the Asia-Pacific economies especially the developing ones. The project seeks to strengthen the capacity building in mycotoxin prevention and control through technical and information exchange mechanism, hosting a workshop and organizing field visits. We expect to establish a long-term information exchange system in mycotoxin risk assessment in food, risk monitoring, and risk communication, and promote the capacity of Asia-Pacific economies in developing effective mycotoxin prevention strategies which could reduce the technical barriers in food trading, and promote the development of multilateral food trading. The project will enhance the economic development in the APEC economies, giving larger impact in the Asia-Pacific region, thereby impacting the global economy. 

As China is a agricultural based economy, issues of mycotoxin contamination has been addressed by the government at various levels to prevent it entering the food chain. Several advanced technologies and methods were established to assess the risk of mycotoxin contamination in food and feed in china. The workshop will be a knowledge exchange platform on the issues of mycotoxin prevention and control. With China as a host, we will be able to share the lessons learnt on mycotoxin control and hear the response from other economies with advanced understanding of the mycotoxin problem. Participants from the developing economies in the APEC forum will highly benefit through the workshop in addressing the issue of mycotoxin in their member economies.

The project falls in the Rank 1, under the objective "Food safety and security, including implementation of the Food Security Roadmap Towards 2020". Since mycotoxin contamination in food and feed commodities is a key issue in the APEC economies which affects the economy at a larger scale and also prevents export and import of food materials. The outcome of the project will support the Food Security Road map Towards 2020 in achieving its goal in food security.

Objectives

1) Knowledge and experience sharing: The workshop will help the international attendees to understand the mycotoxin prevention control system on food and feed in different APEC member economies. Also, the delegates will gain insights and technological exchange on mycotoxin prevention in food with experts from non-APEC economies.

2) Stronger network: the project will identify and address the issues of mycotoxin prevention in pre harvest, post harvest (storage) and supply chains in various economies in the workshop on this critical food safety issue byexploring the working mechanism to conduct multilateral cooperation and exchange and enhance capacity building in the Asia-Pacific region.

3) A long-term, stable and sustainable regional cooperation mechanism established: Mycotoxin Forum for Asia and The Pacific will be established which will mainly comprise APEC experts from APEC economies. The websites, emails, telephones, faxes, web-based videos and satellite video conferencing will be used to exchange information on mycotoxin risk and prevention in food in the region, so that APEC economies can gain timely access to the food safety risk in other economies. The training workshop would strengthen the knowledge and expertise of the staff and organisations involved in mycotoxin prevention in APEC economies.

Alignment

The project addresses one of the key objectives of the APEC forum on food safety and security i.e "Food safety and security, including implementation of the Food Security Roadmap Towards 2020". Mycotoxin contamination in food and feed commodities in the APEC economies has created a huge challenge in the food security and safety. As the project addresses the issue of mycotoxin prevention and control in the food and feed, it would significantly enhance the economy in the APEC member economies in a greater extent and increase in export of food materials.Mycotoxin contamination is both a food safety and an economic issue worldwide. 

The project fully supports the APEC leader's endosement on Beijing declaration on APEC Food Security. Food security and safety has become a key issue with respect to mycotoxin control for the Government of China (GoC) during the last decade. The project comes in alignment with the priorities of mycotoxin prevention and control by GoC which would strengthen it's economy. The workshop will further provide effectiive input on the prevention and control of mycotoxin for the GoC and strengthen its existing platform on the mycotoxin prevention and control.

TILF/ASF Justification

1) The International Workshop on Mycotoxin Prevention and Control will be held in Beijing, China. APEC developing economies will be highly benefited from the workshop by learning the advanced experiences and knowledge about the recent trends in mycotoxin prevention and control developed by the advanced and developed economies and international organizations. Experts from the APEC economies will share their own experience, knowledge and lessons learnt from their system.

2) This project will further offer all participants especially those from developing economies an opportunity to visit the Chinese institutions and industries engaged in mycotoxin prevention and control. This will give participants from other developing economies the valuable knowledge on the preventive system in China and develop effective mycotoxin prevention strategies and effective standards that would provide minimum to zero disruption to free trade and flow of food and agri-food commodities across the region.

3) Representatives from all APEC economies will share their experiences on the mycotoxin prevention and control in the established "Mycotoxin Forum for Asia and The Pacific". The forum will comprise mycotoxin research experts from the APEC economies. The websites, emails, telephones, faxes, web-based videos and satellite video conferencing will be used to exchange information on mycotoxin risk and prevention in food in the region, so that APEC economies can gain timely access to the food safety risk in other economies.

All APEC economies will be invited to join the work of all 3 phases:

Preparation Phase: In order to maximum the beneficiary and let the workshop be more targeted, scientists, and policy makers from all the APEC economies will be invited in the planning strategy for the international workshop and on the creation of the "Mycotoxin Forum for Asia and The Pacific". With the aid of Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group (ATCWG) secretariat, the program for the workshop will be designed along with technical experts on the field of mycotoxin from the member economies.

Implementation Phase: The scientist, researchers, and policy makers from government and non-government sector, and business and scientific professionals from private sector in all APEC economies will be invited to attend the International Workshop on Mycotoxin Prevention and Control held in August 21-22, 2017, where they will learn and share the advanced experiences, and practices on mycotoxin prevention and control. The "Mycotoxin Forum for Asia and Pacific" will be implemented in full form following the conference to continue the dialogue on mycotoxin prevention stratergies.

Evaluation Phase: Training evaluation of post-workshop will be provided to all participants. The participants will be asked to give their advices and assessment of needs and the ways that newly formed forum could help them. The participants will reflect the impact of the workshop to their own economy, and indicate the positive change for the forum to take it further.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: The outputs of the project are as follows:

1) Compilation of questionnaires on survey of mycotoxin risk assessment and its applications, issues of it related to food trade, minimum tolerable limits for different mycotoxins, and role of various sectors in the control and prevention of mycotoxin among 21 APEC economies.

2) A comparative report based on the questionnaires on the issues related to mycotoxin prevention and control among 21 APEC economies will be produced addressing current status, differences and gaps, merits and challenges.

3) Establishment of "Mycotoxin Forum for Asia and The Pacific". The forum will comprise mycotoxin research experts from the APEC economies and will address the issues of mycotoxin in the APEC region.

4) International Workshop on Mycotoxin Prevention and Control will be held in August 21-22, 2017.

5) Workshop presentation slides and report compilations.

6) A summary report and photos of visiting Chinese institutions for Mycotoxin prevention.

7) Hardcopies and electronic versions of project technical report and related reading materials 

Outcomes: This project can uttermost benefit the users of the outputs due to the following:

1) At the workshop, the scientist and researchers will learn the advanced knowledge and experiences from the developed economies in methods and meanings related to mycotoxin prevention and control, risk assessment, detection standards and apply it in their respective economy.

2) The knowledge and experience gained from the workshop will facilitate the participants to have the positive change on their institutions, and to provide relevant policy recommendations to their respective government.

3) Through the mycotoxin forum built by this project, all participants can exchange the information, look for help or opportunities for cooperation in mycotoxin risk assessment among or outside Asia-Pacific area.

4) Mycotoxin Forum for Asia and The Pacific will be established which will mainly comprise APEC experts from different economies. The websites, emails, telephones, faxes, web-based videos and satellite video conferencing will be used to exchange information on mycotoxin risk and prevention in food in the region, so that APEC economies can gain timely access to the food safety risk in other economies.

5) All reports and documents created from this project will be available on APEC website and can be downloaded with free by the users all over the world. 

Beneficiaries: Project participants and users of the outputs include scientists, policy-makers, food safety law makers and relevant stakeholders across different sectors in each economy involved in mycotoxin prevention, risk assessment, and development of effective mycotoxin standards in all the APEC economies. The scientists and policy makers in mycotoxin from the institutions like Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (P. R. China), United States Department of Agriculture (United States of America), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Canada), Health Science Authority (Singapore), etc will be directly benefited as they play a role in policy making. These direct beneficiaries will in turn support effectively on the import and export of food commodities with common goals across the APEC member economies. This would enhance the trade between the APEC economies, which would directly affect positively the GDP of the APEC member economies. In the longer run, it will help to educate the local farmers in the mycotoxin prevention in the field and storage. Export industries involved in agriculture products will be directly benefitted as the agriculture commodities becomes free from mycotoxin risk. Also, global audiences from the non APEC economies will be also relevant beneficiaries of the project.

Dissemination

The project technical report will be published, the content of the report include project evaluation reports, visiting summary reports, speeches and key remarks at the workshop. Soft copies of the technical report will be published and will be available in the APEC website. Totally 50 hard copies of the technical report will be published for government agencies and institutions involved in mycotoxin prevention in China and the rest for IFST. The electronic versions of the project technical reports, workshop presentation slides and related reading materials will be available on APEC website. Soft copies of the report will be distributed to the participants through email.

The target audience of this project will be scientists and policy makers involved in mycotoxin prevention control inside and outside of APEC networks. These include guest speakers, scientists and administrators (or policy-makers/regulators) related to mycotoxin prevention from 21 APEC economies, APEC secretariat, ATCWG, FAO, Codex, professional associations or communities of food production and so no.

The project materials will be disseminated in a wider range among and outside APEC economies for capacity building improvement. There is no intention to sell outputs arising from this project.

Gender

The project overseer and co-sponsoring economies will address the gender issues and will develop effective measures to ensure that it benefits both men and women in the process of planning, implementation and assessment. The following steps will be taken:

1) Many women scientist and policy makers will be involved in the project management and decision making in order to enable both men and women to have the equal opportunities to manage and execute the project.

2) To provide equal opportunities for both men and women scientists and researchers, both will be selected equally as the speakers based on the research experiences and women scientist and researchers will be encouraged to present their findings and participate in the training from all the APEC economies.

3) To provide an equal opportunity for both gender to attend the workshop, young women scientists and workers will be encouraged to attend the workshop.

4) Role of house hold women in the mycotoxin control and issues related to health issue because of mycotoxin towards women will be addressed in the workshop.

Work Plan

1) December 2016 - March 2017: Collection of materials 

2) April 2017 – July 2017: Preparatory Phase: Establishment of Mycotoxin Forum for Asia and The Pacific; Chinese experts and scientific experts from other APEC economies on mycotoxin prevention and control will be assembled: experts will access the current situation of mycotoxin issues in APEC economies based on the survey report containing the recommendation from member economies, which will also be shared at the workshop; the expert panel of the forum will draft the issues that need to be addressed in the workshop. 

3) August 2017: Implementation Phase:  A two-day international workshop on mycotoxin prevention and control will be held in Beijing to establish an information exchange mechanism for food safety risk assessment agencies of major APEC economies. The workshop is expected to host an attendance of 150 people. Experts from different APEC economies will share their experience. Experts from other non APEC economies will be invited to present and share their experiences and scientific opinions on mycotoxin prevention and control, risk assessment and harmonisation of detection methods in detecting mycotoxins. The mycotoxin prevention and control technical update report will be developed and shared with attendees after the workshop.

4) September - October 2017: Evaluation Phase: A post-workshop survey of the workshop and use of mycotoxin prevention and control strategies in raising the food standards will be conducted among the attendees for their feedback. A tracking survey will be conducted among the attendees on the benefits of the workshop, the use of workshop outcomes and their impact on actual real-life scenarios. The survey outcome will be incorporated into the project end-line report. 

5) November 2017: End-line report will be developed and submitted.  

The detailed work plan for each activity and corresponding output are given in the following:

1) To survey on current status of resources and capacities of food safety in 21 APEC economies: A questionnaire of the status of mycotoxin issues related to prevention and control, maximum tolerable limits, impact of mycotoxin on the import and export of agricultural commodities, need for the areas in which training needed etc., will be developed and distributed to 21 APEC economies with the help of APEC secretariat (providing the contact person and the address of focal points in other 20 APEC economies). The outputs of this activity will include:

a) Questionnaire designed using the expert team created from APEC economies will address various areas of mycotoxin contamination and prevention. The questionnaire will evaluate the standards, mycotoxin contamination level, present preventive strategies, challenges in mycotoxin control, etc.

b) Contact for questionnaire survey in other 20 APEC economies besides China.

c) A report on “Current scenario and training demands on various area of mycotoxin among APEC Economies”.

2) To organize the International Workshop on Mycotoxin Prevention and Control for 2 days in August, 2017: The International Workshop on Mycotoxin Prevention and Control will be held in Beijing in August21-22, 2017. Experts on mycotoxin from different APEC economies will be invited to give lectures on mycotoxin prevention, control, detoxification, molecular studies on its production, risk assessment, standardization of common detection methods, etc. The lecture content will depend on the consultation of the scientific committee which comprises members from different APEC economies.

It is expected that there would be 150 attendees to join the workshop. The outputs of this activity will included:

a) A contract for workshop organization

b) The International Workshop on Mycotoxin Prevention and Control will be held on  August 21-22,  2017.

c) Workshop agenda.

d) Participants registration.

e) Workshop presentation slides and reports compilation.

3) To organize onsite visiting activities in institutions involved in mycotoxin risk assessment in China: The outputs of this activity will include:

a) A contract for visiting

b) Introduction of the institutions visited

c) Summary report and photos of visiting

4) Project evaluation: A post-workshop survey on applications of risk assessment techniques in the development or revision of food safety standards and policies and so forth will be conducted among the attendees for their feedback. Comparison and analysis will be also made between the pre- and post-workshop evaluation. A tracking survey will be conducted among the attendees from 21 APEC economies on their benefits from the workshop, applications of workshop outcomes and the impact on their actual works. The outcome of the tracking survey will be incorporated into the project final report.

The outputs of this activity will include:

a) Post-workshop follow-up evaluation questionnaire, mainly focus on the beneficiaries from workshop and onsite visiting as well as the recommendations, suggestions and advices for the organizers.

b) Workshop evaluation report with needs assessment information on mycotoxin risk assessment capacity building in Asia-Pacific region.The report will also provide the details of the challenges that need to be addressed in the future projects.

c) In order to ensure the report is compliance with the APEC publications, logo and copyright guidelines, a draft of the integrated report generated form this project entitled “Report on Mycotoxin Risk Assessment in Asia and The Pacific” must be sent to the APEC Secretariat for review before finalization.

4) Project materials translation and dissemination for larger number of audiences: The outputs of this activity will include:

a) A contract for translation work.

b) 200 hardcopies of project technical report.

c) Electronic version of project technical report, workshop presentation slides and reading materials will be created.

Risks

The success of the workshop relies on the active participation and great support from the APEC economies. In order to minimize the risk, the following measures should be considered:

1) With the help of ATCWG, we will invite scientist and policy makers from other 20 APEC economies besides China to attend the workshop.

2) To request ATCWG for help in seeking a senior official involved in mycotoxin risk issues of each economy as the contact person, building up connection with them via emails, tele- and web-conferences and asking them for assistance in questionnaires distribution and collection.

3) To debrief regularly to ATCWG about the progress of the project for their support and participation.

4) A scientific committee will be established who are specialized in the field of mycotoxins to address the scientific concern of workshop.

Regarding to the organization of the workshop, the permission, participation and support of Chinese partners is crucial. In order to minimize the risks from Chinese side, the following measures will be employed:

1) To establish a workshop organization committee, the members of the committee include staff from IFST, contractors, and people from institution for onsite visit; and

2) To communicate with China Ministry of Agriculture regularly about the progress of workshop organization and look for the official support in every steps.

Monitoring and Evaluation

A total of 3 individual evaluations will be conducted for this project:

1) Training areas required will be assessed before the workshop

2) Training evaluation during the workshop

3) Follow-up evaluation for training impact after the workshop

Experts from the co-sponsoring APEC economies for this project and other APEC economies will be invited to form the core expert group for providing the technical support to these 3 evaluations. They will provide their comments, advices, guidance and consultations on method of the evaluations.

For the training area required, experts will access the survey received from the APEC economies and formulate the suggestions. The training need assessment will enable the entire project and the related workshop to better meet the training demand of the participants.

For the training evaluation, the evaluation form will be delivered to the participants at the workshop. The feedback and comments regarding to the content of the workshop will be collected. The result of the training evaluation will enable the project manager to optimize the content of the training in the future.

The follow-up evaluation will be conducted to investigate the impact of the training. This evaluation will collect the information such as what kind of change at the work the participants have made after the workshop, what cooperation or network have been established due to the participation to the workshop. This would enable to strengthen the forum.

Linkages

1) The workshop will be the highlight of the project with both hard copies and electronic versions of the experts’ presentations as well as the workshop evaluation report will be made available to attendees. Relevant materials will be uploaded to the APEC website for wider consultation, in particular for free downloads of research in the mycotoxin prevention and control area from APEC and non-APEC economies. 

2) Another component of the project is the development of a Mycotoxin Forum for Asia and The Pacific, which will be like a think tank in supporting the APEC Food Security Road Map 2020, mainly comprising of APEC experts with some experts of international standing from developed economies. In this forum, the workshop attendees from APEC economies or representatives can sit on the panel or work as contact persons. All member economies can receive technical support from experts through the website, email, telephone, fax, web-based videos and satellite videoconferencing, or seek technical cooperation in food safety with respect to mycotoxin prevention and control.  Once establised, this Forum will have the capacity in future, to respond quickly to any emerging issues that require prompt attention. 

Previous projects/activities: Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) at present chairs three major projects funded by the different government agencies (Ministry of Science and Technology; Ministry of Agriculture; Government of China), i.e Mechanism of mycotoxin formation and its prevention and control in the storage grains; mycotoxin control in grains; and survey of mycotoxins and fungi in raw agro-products. Institute of Food Science and Technology (previously IAPPST) has hosted "International Mycotoxin Conference 2014" in Beijing and the delegates from nearly forty different economies presented their findings. Our conference had presenters from different parts of the world giving the updates on the various aspects on mycotoxin prevent and control. One of main issues raised was the need for a proper workshop and training specifically for Asia pacific region as very few participants were seen from Asia-pacific region in the conference. IFST has closely cooperated with the Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Indonesia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, and United States of America with respect to mycotoxin prevention and control in food and feed. The project aims to strengthen the capacity building of the Asia-Pacific region in mycotoxin prevention and control through a long-term and stable cooperation and exchanges. Therefore, the project is intrinsically linked to previous projects but on a different theme. The project outcome will mostly likely promote a better platform for the mycotoxin prevention in food chain and raise the health standards in APEC economies.

Sustainability

Firstly, several member economies have clearly expressed their support to the workshop. The post-workshop follow-up evaluation will urge the participants to share and disseminate the outcomes obtained from the workshop in a wider range in their economies.

Second, the technical report of workshop will be distributed to all APEC member economies for studying by those relevant stakeholders who do not have the opportunity to attend the workshop in order to serve their works well, and make the project long lasting and sustainable. IFST will continue to provide technical support to the participants through the established mycotoxin forum.

Third, policy-makers, scientists working at government institutions in APEC economies will be qualified to be invited to join the workshop. The attendees will take advantage in apply them in policy-making related to mycotoxin prevention in their home economy.

Fourth, Institute of Food Science and Technology will act as the coordinator for of the Asia Pacific Mycotoxin forum that is established during the workshop. The participants will be focal points of the alliance in their home economy. If one economy would like to seek the technical support or cooperative partners, the alliance will enable them to have the access to relevant resources conveniently and rapidly. In addition, this kind of interpersonal network will be anticipated to continuously provide economies with updated information, which means a workshop provided by the project will directly shift into a long-term exchange platform. The scientific platform established in the forum will continue their scientific exchanges in collaboration with the government agencies and provide long term support for all the member economies in the field of mycotoxin. This mechanism will be a benefit for sustainable communication and exchange within APEC members.

Project Overseers

Liu Yang received his doctorate from the University of Hohenheim, Germany in 2004, and post doctorate in Institute of Phytomedicine, University of Hohenheim, Germany in 2005 and joined the Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, in 2006 as the Head of the biosafety and quality control division. In 2014, he chaired the International Mycotoxin conference 2014 in Beijing. He is the Chief Scientist for Innovation Team for Mycotoxin Formation Prevention and Control in the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He chair’s the Division of Mycotoxicology, Mycological Society of China and the Division of Biotoxicology, Agricultural Products Storage and Processing - Branch of China Association of Agricultural Societies. He is the Chief Scientist in the National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) for “Mechanism of mycotoxin formation, prevention, and control in the storage grains” and Agro-scientific Research in the Public Interest for “Mycotoxin control in grains”. He is the lead scientist for National Science Foundation of China for “Survey of mycotoxins and fungi in raw agro-products”. 

He is presently engaged in mycotoxin prevention and detoxification theory and technology and their applications, basic research on the formation mechanism and prevention and control of mycotoxins, prevention and control technology towards mycotoxins, biological detoxification of mycotoxins (detoxification enzyme and detoxification microorganisms), survey of mycotoxins at various agricultural products and evaluation of the safety of genetically modified agricultural products. He has published more than 100 papers, with the highest impact factor of a single article being 18.96, and 16 patents and 24 patent applications.

Cost Efficiency

 

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Direct Labour

Regarding Speaker Honorium : 10,000 $ (APEC funding). The honorium of 1000$ will be paid for the 10 speakers coming from different APEC economies. 

Regarding Contactor fees: 25,000$ (APEC funding). The responsibility of the contractor is to work with the arrangement of the workshop, registration, and communication with the participants for the accormodation and travel. The contract will take responsibility with the collection of the questionarre and consolidation of the questionarre prepered by the expert group. 

Regarding Travel for Speakers : (Per diem : 6,000$; Travel: 20,000$ - APEC funding). APEC fund is requested for 6 scientific speakers from the academic field of the subject from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Thailand, and Chile or Peru. For other speakers, it will be covered from the self funding. 

Regarding Travel for Participants : (Per diem : 14,000$; Travel: 45,000$ - APEC funding). APEC fund is requested for 17 participants with atleast one partcipant as women from each economy will be supported. The participants are from Chile (2 Persons), Mexico (2 Persons), Malaysia (2 Persons), Thailand (2 Persons), Viet Nam (2 Persons), Russia (2 Persons), Peru (2 Persons), Indonesia (2 persons) and Philippines (1 Person).  The travel fare were calculated based on present fare situation as of November, 2016. 

Regarding Publication : 3,000$ - APEC funding.  This is essential for the printing of manuals, abstracts and notes for the conference which is difficult to provide in electronic manner. 

Specialised equipment: 1000$ - APEC funding. This is requested form the buying of high quality color printer with scanner for the communications and the documentation issues.  

Hosting: 15,000$ - APEC funding.  Around 11,000 to 12,000$ will be spent for renting the conference room and secretariat room.  The remaining 3,000 $ will be used for the other stationary issues prescribed by APEC rules, i.e. for banners, printing, etc.

The self funding in hosting will be used for covering the meals for the participants (2 lunch & 1 dinner). 

Waivers

Not Applicable.

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