Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource (IC-FANRES 2021)

It is our pleasure to present to you the Proceedings of the 6thInternational Conference on Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources (IC-FANRes) 2021. The conference is held with virtual hosting from Tangerang, Indonesia on 4 & 5 August 2021, with the theme “Empowering Local Agriculture and Natural Resources for Global Market in the Post Pandemic World". The conference is organized by Swiss German University (SGU) together with the International Network of FANRes. It is in our pride that this proceeding affiliates with the Proceeding Series of International Atlantis Press Group, which is part of Springer Nature. We are sincerely grateful for the contribution of our 35 reviewers from various institutions in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Japan that helped our editorial team in conducting the peer review process.

IC-FANRES was first held in 2015 along with the declaration to strengthen food and natural resources, technology, and policy for sustainable agriculture by leaders of 42 institutions from Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, and Germany in the FANRES International Network. Since then, IC-FANRES has become a platform for discussion and information transfer of current research achievements, new technological innovation, and practical application in related fields to the development of food and natural resources for sustainable agriculture.

During the short period of global pandemic, enormous change happened in the food and agricultural system, showing more of the importance of local agriculture and natural resources in supporting global food security and sustainability. The 6th IC-FANRES 2021 aimed at providing a forum for presentation and discussion of the current and new developments in food and natural resources in empowering local agriculture and natural resources for the global market in the post pandemic world. The conference focused on 6 topic discussion:
(1) Herbal, functional food, nutraceuticals, and nutrition for health.
(2) Information system and technology in food and agriculture.
(3) Agricultural and natural resources industrialization for food, health, and energy;
(4) Business, management, and regulatory in food, agriculture, and natural resources;
(5) Eco-, agri-, and food-based tourism, education, and community empowerment;
(6) Food and agricultural waste utilization.

It is in our utmost gratitude that the conference was able to welcome 97 speeches and presentations as well as more than 500 delegations and participants from various institutions in Indonesia, Japan, Germany, Malaysia, USA, Thailand, Korea, Brunei Darussalam, India, and Srilanka. The conference has made possible through the support of
- Governmental agencies: Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf), National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN);
- Academic society: Indonesian Association of Food Technologist (PATPI), Indonesian Society for Functional Food and Nutraceutical (P3FNI); as well as
- Our fellow academic institutions: Universitas Jember, Universitas Khairun Ternate, Universitas Darussalam Gontor, Universitas Mataram, Oklahoma State University, Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Maejo University, Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Science, Hokkaido University, Osaka University, University of the Ryukyus, and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

The committee would also like to gratefully acknowledge the significant contributions made by our co-sponsor organizations: PT Sewu Segar Primatama, PT. Deltomed Laboratories, and PT Kaltim Methanol Industri.

We hope with this conference and the proceedings we will be able to produce, disseminate and share among members and researchers about more interesting ideas and research results towards a world and region that has increased its global food security index. We also hope this conference will motivate all of us to continue bringing a positive impact in our new world and future.

Best regards,
Maria Dewi Puspitasari Tirtaningtyas Gunawan Puteri, Ph.D.
The 6th International Conference on Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources (IC-FANRes) 2021
Head of Food Technology Study Program, Swiss German University (SGU)