Regenerative agriculture and sustainable post-harvest technologies are crucial components in the global push towards a circular economy. Regenerative agriculture focuses on enhancing soil health and biodiversity, while reducing the use of synthetic inputs and maximizing ecosystem services. Sustainable post-harvest technologies aim to reduce food waste and increase the efficiency of food production and distribution systems.

By combining regenerative agriculture practices with sustainable post-harvest technologies, it is possible to create a closed-loop system that supports both environmental sustainability and economic growth. The use of regenerative practices can improve soil health and increase crop yields, while sustainable post-harvest technologies can reduce waste and increase the shelf life of produce.

These efforts towards a circular economy can also support food security by ensuring that resources are used efficiently and equitably. By promoting regenerative agriculture and sustainable post-harvest technologies, communities can create local, decentralized food systems that are resilient and sustainable.

Ultimately, the adoption of these practices will require a shift in mindset towards valuing long-term sustainability over short-term profit. However, by working towards a circular economy, we can create a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

Faculty of Agriculture Universitas Halu Oleo extends a very warm welcome to all participants of the 3rd Halu Oleo International Conference on Agriculture and Food Security (HICAFS) which will be held on September 19, 2023. The Conference will be held both offline and online. The Conference will serve as a venue to share and discuss various issues regarding regenerative agriculture and sustainable post-harvest technologies. Participants will come from universities, colleges, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sectors to learn about the current trends and issues in agriculture, and to network with other international colleagues.