IUFoST promotes international cooperation and professional organization among food scientists, technologists and engineers and fosters the exchange of knowledge relating to the expansion, improvement, distribution and conservation of the worlds food supply. IUFoST holds international and regional congresses, conferences, workshops and symposia, and encourages appropriate education and training in food science and technology.
The Delegates of IUFoST from the national scientific bodies (Adhering Bodies) adhering to IUFoST advise IUFoST policies and actions through matters referred to them and/or by electronic vote.
Resolutions dealing with scientific and technical cooperation are adopted by a majority of the delegates voting. Resolutions are advisory to the Adhering Bodies, and may be adjusted to comply with the laws and conditions of the nations involved. Each member nation is allocated a number of voting delegates to the General Assembly on the basis of its annual fee assessmen to a maximum of three . The Governing Council has the power to admit an adhering body to non-voting membership without fee. These Voting Delegates can be involved in an electronic General Assembly at any time during each term (congress to congress) according to issues presented to it for consultation. Adhering Bodies of IUFoST designate their voting representatives and the IUFoST Governing Council vote on IUFoST matters. Any other category of involvement in IUFoST is in a non-voting capacity.
The Governing Council executes the policies as agreed by the Delegates of the National Scientific Bodies. Its responsibilities include authorization to decide on time and place of the world food congresses and other events sponsored by IUFoST and to assist host nations in the planning of such events. It acts on IUFoST membership applications. The Governing Council is elected by the voting delegates of the national scientific bodies (Adhering Bodies) to direct the affairs of the Union and to work in the best interests of all members of IUFoST, not an individual adhering body. The 2010 Cape Town Declaration is the blueprint for the work of the Union. Delegates meet to review progress on the work of the Union according to the Cape Town Declaration at each world congress.
IUFoST Governing Council term 2016-2018
President: Dr. Dietrich Knorr, Austria
Past President: Dr. Rickey Yada, Canada
President Elect Dr. Mary Schmidl, USA
Scientific Council Chair: Professor Lucia Anelich, South Africa
Secretary-General/Treasurer: Judith Meech, Canada
Darunee Edwards, Thailand
Dr. Michael Knowles, Greece
Rosemary Maguire, South Africa
Professor Mariusz Piskula, Poland
Professor Jose Aguilera, Chile
Dr. Lara Hannah Wakim, Lebanon
Academy President: Professor Ruth Oniang'o, Kenya
The Board implements strategies to achieve the objectives set by the Governing Council, approving or modifying working groups, task forces and committee membership, preparing for approval and release the activities of the working groups, scientific commissions, and other Union bodies and approving country membership applications. The Board provides general oversight for the Secretariat.
The Scientific Council's responsibilities include maintenance of the scientific standard and integrity of all IUFoST activities. It is also responsible for recommendations to the Secretary-General, with the advice from the designated Fellows of the Academy, chairs and members of working groups, task forces to carry out specific tasks such as preparation of position papers and offering of expert advice. The Scientific Council does not play a role in the Union's financial affairs. The Scientific Council is an elected body. Members of the Scientific Council are all Fellows who are nominated by other Academy Fellows and elected by the voting delegates of the National Scientific Bodies (Adhering Bodies).
Members of the IUFoST Scientific Council, term 2016-2018
Chair: Professor Lucia Anelich, South Africa
Past Chair: Dr.Daryl Lund, USA
Chair Elect: Dr. V. Prakash, India
Councillor: Dr. Rui Hai Lui, USA
Councillor: Professor Fereidoon Shahidi, Canada
Academy President: Professor Ruth Oniang'o, Kenya
International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST)
The International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST) is an elected
The Executive Council of the Academy (AEC) directs the work of the Academy. The Academy Executive Council is elected from amongst the Academy Fellows and by the Academy Fellows.
President: Professor Ruth Oniang'o, Kenya
Past President: Delia Rodriguez-Amaya, Brazil
President Elect: Professor Paul Singh, USA
Councillor: Professor Been-Huang Chiang, China - Taipei
Councillor - Alastair Hicks, Thailand/Australia
(The IUFoST Secretary-General is Secretary to the Academy)
For additional information on the International Academy: www.iufost.org/international-academy
Assisting the Governing Council are numerous policy and ad hoc committees, working groups and task forces that address research and policy objectives.
IUFoST also works with other international organization to achieve its policy objectives. IUFoST is one of only 31 Unions worldwide elected to membership in the International Council for Science (ICSU). In addition, IUFoST works with FAO, WHO, and many other UN bodies and scientific unions and international bodies to strengthen food science and technology for humanity.
Administration and daily operations of IUFoST are carried
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