History of FANRes:
International Conference on Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANRes) was first held at Jember University, Indonesia on 31 August -1 September 2015. The first FANRes took the topic of “Strengthening Food and Natural Resources Technology and Policy for Sustainable Agriculture”. The conference was attended by scholars from 42 universities consisting of 35 Indonesian universities, 1 Malaysian university (University Putra Malaysia), 2 Thai universities (University of Technology Thanyaburi & Kasetsart University), 2 Japanese universities (Prefectural University of Hiroshima & GIFU University), 3 Korean universities (Kyungpook National University and Hankyong National University) and 1 University from Germany (University of Oldenburg). The selected papers in this conference were published in Elsevier-Science Direct Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia (AASPRO). In the first FANRes, 45 leaders or representatives from 42 universities declared the FANRes International Network. This declaration is motivated by the same perception and spirit to support world food security, especially the university or research institute.
The second FANRes took place at the University of Brawijaya, in August 2-4, 2016 in cooperation with the University of Jember and Partners, with the topic “Exploring the local potential for strengthening food and energy security through sustainable agriculture and natural resources”. FANRes further enhances the network by presenting keynote and invited speakers from various global organizations (Food and Agriculture Organization and International Rice Research Institute) and experts from universities outside FANRes Network (University of Queensland, National University of Sciences and Technology, Brunei University Darussalam)
The third FanRes was held at Universiti Putra Malayasia, 21-23 August 2017, under the topic “Fostering Agropreneurship for Food sovereignty”. The conference in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), University of Jember, Brawijaya University, Tokyo University of Agriculture, and the International Society for Southeast Asian Agricultural Sciences (ISSAAS). The selected papers in this conference were published in the International Food Research Journal (IFRJ).