SAFE – Network

Mindful  of the existence of  mutual interest among university and college educators, researchers, and activists and convinced of the need to strengthen cooperation in developing sustainable agriculture, food and energy in Asia Pacific.

Desiring a firm foundation for mutual collaboration with the spirit of equality and partnership and thereby contribute towards sustainable development in Asia Pacific region.

Concious that the capacity of the scientific community to address  major sustainability challenges in agriculture,  food and energy and  to enrich people produce a better economy, ecology, and equity in agriculture,  food and energy system need to be increased.

Affirming that educators, researchers, and activists in Asia Pacific have responsibility for the future of a better world.

16 scholars fromuniversity and college educators, researchers, and activistsfrom Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam  declared  The establishment of networking on sustainable agriculture, food and energy for university and college educators, researchers, and activists in Asia Pacific  to be known as SAFE -Network.  SAFE-Network was declared on 12 May 2013 in Andalas University-Padang INDONESIA.


SAFE Network is an Asia Pacific network of university and college educators, researchers, and activists, who collaborate in analysis, synthesis, connecting and educating the people for a better economy, ecology, and equity in agriculture, food and energy system.


  • Increase the capacity of the scientific community to address major sustainability challenges in agriculture, food and energy.
  • Increase the capacity of the scientific community to enrich people through programs, services and support that help them increase their capacity to produce a better economy, ecology, and equity in agriculture, food and energy system.


  • SAFE Network provides annual workshop and conference under the theme of sustainable agriculture, food and energy.
  • SAFE Network publish an International Journal in sustainable agriculture, food and energy.
  • SAFE Network enables scholars to collaborate more effectively in applying an International /regional research grant.
  • SAFE Network provides Exchange scholars/lecturer between members.
  • SAFE Network provides program, services and support to help people increase their capacity to produce a better economy, ecology, and equity in agriculture, food and energy system.

Working Group

  • WG1- Sustainable Agriculture
  • WG2- Food Technology and Sustainable Nutrition
  • WG3- Sustainable Energy
  • WG4- Extention, Community Development and Scientific Communication

One of the SAFE Network activities is publishing Asia Pacific Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Energy (APJSAFE), This Journal will be published twice a year, official language is English and reporting the results of original research in the following areas: Sustainable Agriculture, Food Technology and Sustainable Nutrition, Community Development and Scientific Communication, and Other related topics deemed relevant by the Editorial Board (Special Issues). Emphasis is given to the findings of research and development in the agriculture, food and energy. Each issue of the journal would also contain review articles, technical notes and short communications.

Please Visit: for more detail about the Journal.


Dr. Novizar Nazir, Andalas University-INDONESIA
Dr. Wahyudi David, Bakrie University-INDONESIA
Ir. Ujang Paman Ismail, MSc, Universitas Islam Riau-INDONESIA
Dr. I Gusti Bagus Udayana, Warmadewa University-INDONESIA
Dr. Muhammad Faisal,  Syiah Kuala University-INDONESIA
Dr. Suparman SHK, Universitas Sriwijaya-INDONESIA
Dr.  Nguyen Huy Bich, Nong Lam University Hochiminh City-VIETNAM
Dr. Paul Kristiansen, University of New England-AUSTRALIA
Prof.Dr. Tsutomu Morinaga, Prefectural University of Hiroshima-JAPAN
Ass.Prof.Dr.  Kohei Nakano,  Gifu University-JAPAN
Prof.Dr. Mohd. Razi Ismail,  Universiti Putra Malaysia-MALAYSIA
Prof. Dr. Othman Sulaiman, Universiti Sains Malaysia-MALAYSIA
Prof. Dr. Bohari Mohd Yamin, Universiti Kebangsaan-MALAYSIA
Prof. Razak Wahab, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan-MALAYSIA
Dr. Peeyush Soni, Asian Institute of Technology-THAILAND
Ass.Prof. Dr. Chakrit Tachaapaikoon, 1King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bang Khun Thian, Bangkok-THAILAND


Execution of the SAFE-Network strategic goal is provided by the Secretariat, which seeks ongoing advice from the Steering Committee. The network’s Secretariat manages member relations, network development, marketing and outreach, resource materials, and strategic program management activities.

Dr. Novizar Nazir, SAFE-Network Coordinator
Faculty of Agricultural Technology-Andalas University
Kampus Unand Limau Manis
Padang 25163-INDONESIA
Telp/Fax: +62 751 72772

Dr. Agr. Wahyudi David, MSc, SAFE-Network Operation and Communication
Food Science and Technology Univ. Bakrie. Jl. HR. Rasuna Said Kav C22 Kawasan Epicentrum
Kuningan Jakarta Selatan 12920
Phone : +62 21 1448 ext 374.  Fax : +62 21 526 3191

Khandra Fahmy, PhD, SAFE-Network Secretariat
Agricultural Engineering, Andalas University-INDONESIA
Food Distribution Engineering, Gifu University-JAPAN

Rahmat Hidayat, SAFE-Network Secretariat
Polytechnic State of Padang
E-mail : ;

Aisman Rasjinin, SAFE-Network Secretariat

Ario Beta Juanssilfero, M.Eng, SAFE-Network Secretariat
Indonesian Institute of Science-INDONESIA


Dr. Pattarawadee  Sumthong  Nakmee, Resident Coordinator (THAILAND)
Faculty of Science- Kasetsart University, Si Racha Campus
199 Moo 6, Sukhumvit Road, Tung Sukla
Si Racha, Chon Buri-20230 THAILAND
Tel: +66 (0)38 354580-5 ext 2779

Prof. Dr.
Resident Coordinator (INDIA)
Department of Plant Pathology, Bidhan Chandra KrishiViswaVidyalaya, Mohanpur-741252, Nadia, West Bengal, India.

Prof. Nasser Aliasgharzad, Resident Coordinator (IRAN)
epartment of Soil Science- Faculty of Agriculture.  University of Tabriz-Iran.
E-mail:  Tel: +98 411 3392057.

Prof. Dr.P.Mangala C.S.De Silva, Resident Coordinator (SRI LANKA)
Department of Zoology-Faculty of Science
University of Ruhuna
Matara,81000- Sri Lanka.
TP: +94-41-2222682(4702)- office.  +94-718150718 – mobile

Nguyen Huy Bich, Ph.D, Resident Coordinator (VIETNAM)
Faculty Of Engineering And Technology
Nong Lam University Hochiminh City
Thu Duc Dist., Hochiminh City,
TEL: +84-8-37242529
FAX: +84-8-37240020
DID: +84-90-8961309;

Prof. Kohei NAKANO, Ph.D,Resident Coordinator (JAPAN)
Food Distribution Engineering-Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences
Gifu University
1-1 Yanagido, Gifu, 5011193 JAPAN
TEL & FAX +81-58-293-2897

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurul Huda, Resident Coordinator (MALAYSIA)
Food Technology Programme, School of Industrial Technology
Universiti Sains Malaysia – USM, 11800, Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: +604-6532112; Fax:+604-6573678; H/P:+6012-4843144

Soil Science Discipline 
Khulna University 
Khulna-9208, Bangladesh.
Tel: 0088-041-2831110
Fax: 0088-041-731244
Cell: 0088-01914067514

DR. LOURDES D. SABILE, Resident Coordinator (Philippines)
Dean, College of Education
Director, Planning and Research Development
Professor-The University of Manila.
546 M.V. delos Santos, St., Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
Tel no. 735-50-98, 735-50-85, 735-52-56
Fax no. 735-50-89