Call for Papers

SCOPES

Sustainable is the keyword in agricultural and environment management to assure the global food security and maintain high quality of human life. The world population explosion has resulted in natural resources exploitation and degradation drastically to meet the daily life demand. Food production through agricultural technology improvement in soil amelioration, various fertilizer productions, plant breeding, seed production, livestock production, pest management, human empowerment, horticulture production, irrigation technology, food security, and etc plays the main role to feed the population that grows double in the recent century. However, researches on the identification of unsustainable agricultural activities and the studies on reducing negative environmental and social impacts of farming as well as develop new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources must be improved and shared. Together with sustainable agricultural management, biotechnology has successfully contributing and controlling the sustainability of providing foods through cross breeding, genetic manipulation, insect tolerant crop, drought tolerant crop, remove toxin from plants, etc. But desertification, water scarcity and global warming are some of the impacts of natural resources exploitation for food production. In the same way, biotechnology also has negative side impacts on bioresources such as unpredictable and unexpected results during genetic alterations, more infectious virus resulting from gene combinations of infecting virus, cancer risk by eating the genetically modified (GM) food, highly costly, and farmer dependency on commercial seed industry. We must consider our bioresources and environment sustainability by employing the environmental-friendly methods to guarantee the availability for our future generation through a sustainable management.

The concept of sustainability in environment management in global scopes is involving the management of the ocean, freshwater systems, land, atmosphere and energy. Climate and weather are strongly influenced by the ocean circulation patterns as they also play the main role in agricultural production. The emission of green house gasses, carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, and the atmosphere management has become a major focus of studies in the environmental sciences to minimize the effects on natural resources. Deforestation and the alterations of biosphere due to land use change induced urbanization, biodiversity decline, freshwater scarcity and water quality degradation. Energy and the environment are intimately connected to society’s productivity and sustainability. Knowledge backgrounds about economics, policy analysis and politics are also required by researchers on energy relate with environmental aspect, as well as earth sciences. We must properly protect, develop and manage the technologies to reduce energy consumption, to support the renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind power, also other natural assets for a sustainable utilization.

 

CONFERENCE AREAS

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas :

1. Tropical Agriculture
2. Biodiversity
3. Biotechnology
4. Horticulture
5. Climate Change
6. Environment
7. Local Ecological Knowledge
8. Agriculture Social Economi
9. Water Management and Soil Conservation
10. Hydraulic Structure, Maintenance and Operation
11. IPM / Integrated Pest Managament
12. Integrated Agriculture Managament
13. Food Sovereignty and Food Security

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Prof. Dr. Balthasar Kambuaya, MBA., Ministry of Environment, Indonesia (in confirmation)
Dr. Ir. Suswono, MMA., Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia (in confirmation)

INVITED SPEAKERS
Prof. Franz Niezsman, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Dr. Liu Guodao, CATAS, China
Dr. Krista Jacobsen, University of Kentucky, USA
Dr. Michael Goodin, University of Kentucky, USA
Prof. Ahmed Hassanain, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Prof. Dr. Cennet Oguz, University of Selcuk, Turkey
Dr. Keiko Tanaka
Dr. Usman Siswanto, Sebelas Maret University

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date : June 27th to 29th, 2013

Full Paper Submission : Until May 31st, 2013
Review and Acceptance Confirmation : June 1st to 7th, 2013
Registration : Until June 15th, 2013
SECRETARIAT

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