I would like to congratulate and convey my gratitude to the SAFE Network for undertaking the initiative to organize SAFE2017 (5th International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Energy). Andalas University is delighted to be the organizer of this conference since the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Energy (SAFE2013) in Padang, Indonesia (12-14 May 2014), the 2nd conference of SAFE2014 in Bali, Indonesia (17-19 September 2014), the 3rd conference of SAFE2015 in Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM (17-19 November 2015) and 4th conference (SAFE2016) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, October 20-22, 2016.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Global Innovation on Sustainability and Sustainable Development of Agriculture, Food, and Energy”. Through the conference, we hope to generate substantial contributions to create a better solution and new value on sustainability and sustainable development of agriculture, food, and energy. We are confident that valuable innovation that can change or create more efficient processes, products and ideas are forged after attending this conference.
Sustainability is a difficult issue and complex. It is not a goal but a process. I would like to thank the organizing committee and the co-organizer institutions for the hard work and full commitment in the preparation of this conference.
Finally, we congratulate Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Malaysia for hosting this conference.
My personal respect and thanks go to all of the participants. Please enjoy the culture of Malaysia! I wish you an enjoyable and memorable conference in Kuala Lumpur!
Prof. Dr. Tafdil Husni
Rector of Andalas University