Activity Details


ObjectivesHealth-E-Life covers all aspects of agriculture, organics, crop production and also covers the cultural aspects of Health and Wellbeing. This is a joint session co-ordinated by the APAN Agriculture and eCulture working groups to provide a platform for discussing a Health-E-Life. Health-E-Life covers all aspects of healthy agriculture, organics, crop production and pesticide minimisation and also covers the cultural aspects of Health and Wellbeing in a rural setting.
Target AudienceAgricultural and Cultural practitioners.
Activity Co-ordinator(s)Andrew Howard, National Computational Infrastructure, Australia
Expected No. of Participants:30
Seating ArrangementU Shape
Video ConferencingAvailable

Session 1

Date:Tuesday 2019-02-19
Time:13:30 - 15:00
Location:Room 205
Session Chair(s):Takuji Kiura, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan
Jittiporn Chantarojsiri, Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute (HAII)
No. of Participants:19, out of which 3 have provided feeedback
1.  Digital Agriculture in Australia   Slides (PDF)
Andrew Howard, National Computational Infrastructure, Australia
2.  A Progress Report: Development of Global Negotiation Practicum for the Future Involving Various Stakeholders in the Global Society   Slides (PDF)
Tosh Yamamoto, Kansai University
Ti-Chuang Chiang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Tomoya Ikezawa
Masanori Tagami
With the mission that the education is to design and scenario plan for the bright, better, and livable future society, a collaborative higher education team, consisting of students, university staff, and faculty in the universities in Taiwan, Singapore, and Japan, has working on the robust curriculum to build the win-win consensus while appreciating diversities in cultural values as well as respecting with each other. The curriculum is based on the communication model to reach the win-win consensus through negotiating communication incorporating critical and creative thinking with ICT-enhanced graphic organizers, empathy building for team building for grit, situational leadership, conflict resolution, and most importantly, the tesseractive mindset to objectively view the entire processes of the purposeful communication. The purpose of the presentation is to share with participants the most updated progress report of the last five years’ endeavor together with the curriculum development as well as some prominent educational materials. The intended audience includes medical doctors, educators, students, and any stakeholders in the society who take the future to be the better and livable place for young generations. It is hoped that more institutions in Asia will take part in this educational program.
3.  I-Stp: Technology Intervention For Sustainable Economic Development At Water Settlements
Rahinah Ibrahim
The speaker will present a program from the GIST APEC Startup Training 2018 where a seaweed support program could enable poor residents of water villages in Borneo pay for their own sewerage treatment plant system. Since 2012, seaweed cultivation saw about 38% decline despite efforts of the government to increase their farming acreage. The culprit is continuous raw sewage discharge by the farmers estimated about 23.6 million litres daily into the coastal areas. Geographical issues are major causes for the inability to provide cheap solutions that water villagers could afford. The I-STP independent sewerage treatment plant is the first wrap-around-column solution to single homes on stilts. The I-STP technology is affordable when the business model is tied up with community-driven economic venture. The seaweed support program has potential to scale up to international market and supports the Sustainable Development Goal 6 Clean Water and Sanitation. Request for potential future collaborations include methods and technologies for monitoring treated sewage discharge, management of treated discharge, surrounding water quality management, and seaweed cultivation management at regional and global scale.

Session 2

Date:Tuesday 2019-02-19
Time:15:30 - 17:00
Location:Room 205
Session Chair(s):Kei Tanaka, National Agriculture and Food Research Organaization, Japan
Ti-Chuang Chiang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
No. of Participants:15, out of which 1 have provided feeedback
Oi-Ming LAI, University Pura Malaysia, Malaysia
Malaysia is one of the largest producers of palm oil worldwide. The volume of production for crude palm oil (CPO) and its downstream products including red palm oil (RPO) in year 2016 alone was 20000 MT. RPO contains carotenes, tocotrienols, tocopherols and coenzyme Q. All these phytonutrients act as oxygen- scavenging free radicals, and are hypothesized to play a protective role in cellular ageing, atherosclerosis and cancer prevention. The vitamin E in RPO is made up of 75% tocotrienols and 25% tocopherols, which is one of the highest natural sources of tocotrienols in the world. Malaysia is also the first to commercialise tocotrienols. Vitamin E is essential for our normal functions and health of our nervous systems. Deficiency can lead to loss of fertility, muscular dystrophy, encephalomalacia, and other neurological abnormalities. Palm vitamin E has been found in many studies to have antioxidant properties in scavenging damaging free radicals, inhibit human platelet coalescence as well as improve glycemic control in vivo and exhibit anti-cancer properties. The ability of tocotrienols in reducing inflammation is demonstrated via suppression of certain inflammatory signalling pathways and reduction of proinflammatory mediators such as cytokines. Interestingly, these inflammatory factors also take part in the perpetuation of certain inflammatory skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis (AD), psoriasis etc.
2.  Hospice and Palliative Care in Taiwan
Shaoyi Cheng