Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT)
established in 1976 not-for-profit scientific association Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT) (1/7)
Policy: to enhance sustainable development and innovation in the Thai food industry through science and technology Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT) (2/7)
Mission: to create a knowledge-based community of food scientist to help sustain the Thai “Kitchen of the World” by sharing and exchanging knowledge among local and overseas institutions, both academic and private, and strengthening the human resources in the Thai food industry Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT) (3/7)
honorary4persons corporate288companies individual736persons Total1028 persons as of 16 February 2009 Member of FoSTAT (4/7)
Activities: Food Innovation Asia Conference “Value Creation through Innovation in Food Technology ” June 2009 FoSTAT-Nestle ’ Quiz Bowl, 20 June 2009 FoSTAT-Food Ingredient Asia Conference, 9-11 September 2009 Certified Food Professionals Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT) (5/7)
Activities: Certified Food Professionals ; CFoP ( การขึ้นทะเบียนนักวิทยาศาสตร์ด้านอาหาร สำหรับอุตสาหกรรมอาหาร ) food seminars, training, workshop consultancy in food quality and safety systems scientific monograph, food news Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT) (6/7)
Activities: member: FIFSTA, IUFoST, Allied Organization of IFT, Council of Science and Technology Association of Thailand committee, subcommittee, working committee in various aspects of agencies Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT) (7/7)
GDP260billion (USD) GDP per capita3,909 USD GDP by sector agriculture11.6 % industry45.1 % services43.3 % Thailand facts and figures 2008 (1/2) ที่มา : NESDB
Thai GDP8,3868,469 Total Exports5,2555,853 Food Exports Food exports as % of GDP %Food contribution to total exports Unit: Billion Baht Food Export Contribution to Thai Economy
Registered Capital Classification Registered Capital Classification Small < US$ 1.25 million Medium = US$ million Large > US$ 5 million1US$ = 40 baht Small-scale (90.5 %) Large-scale (3.2%) Medium-scale (6.3%) Source: NFI Info Database (raw data supported by the Department of Industrial Works by Capital Investment 11,638 1 Total No. of factories = 11,638 excluding rice milling factories which totaled to >40,000 factories Thai Food Factory Distribution, 2007
In addition to its contribution in the economy, the food sector (primary and processed food producers combined) also provides work to about 66% of the country’s work force.
Global Issues climate change water shortage energy problem population increase emerging diseases food shortage malnutrition longer life span etc.
Challenge: global food, feed, fiber and fuel security population billion billion 90% of population in the South malnutrition / poverty suffer from hunger / malnutrition 852 million afflicted by poverty 1.3 billion Source: Clive James
Knowledge Based Economy S & T DATA / INFORMATION KNOWLEDGE / KNOW HOW MASS PRODUCTION MARKET ECONOMY