International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment
ISAE 2017
The Programme

International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment (ISAE 2017)

Theme: Greener Agriculture and Environment through Convergence of Technologies

Agriculture is the major user of scarce natural resources such as land and water in the world. It releases enormous quantities of harmful agro-chemicals and greenhouses gases to the environment; the latter has contributed significantly to climate change. Therefore, though conventional agriculture has been successful in increasing productivity and food production, it has been achieved at a great cost to the environment (soil, water, biodiversity, wildlife, environmental services, climate etc.) and public health, thus not sustainable.

To meet the nutritional and food security of the bourgeoning population, the food production ought to be increased by over 60% by 2050. However, the land available for agriculture is shrinking. Therefore more food has to be produced with less land, less water, less fertilizer, less pesticides, less green house gases, less energy and less environmental degradation. This demands a holistic approach involving not only a multitude of disciplines, but also technologies including biotechnology, nanotechnology, ICT and electronics, and blending them with indigenous knowledge.

It is against this background that the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka has decided to conduct its 6th International Symposium under the theme “Greener Agriculture and Environment through Convergence of Technologies” on 19th January, 2017. It welcomes policy makers, planners, scientists, academics, technologists and managers to present new research findings and novel concept and technologies relating to the theme. The symposium will be held in a scenic, relaxed setting with cultural and culinary attractions. It will undoubtedly be a memorable event for all participants and accompanying persons.

Important dates

Please Stick to the Deadlines

31 August 2016

Abstract Submission Deadline has been extended to

19 September 2016

31 October 2016

Commencement of registration

19 January, 2017

Symposium date

Paper Submission Guidelines

Please Stick to the Guidelines

Publication of the papers at ISAE 2017

  • All the extended abstracts submitted to ISAE 2017 will be subjected to double blind peer review process.

  • Based on the reviewers’ comments, the ten best papers will be qualified to publish as full research articles in the special issue of the TARE journal (International Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research & Extension) in mid 2017.

  • The other selected manuscripts will be published as extended abstracts in the proceedings of the ISAE 2017, under the condition that all the suggestions made by reviewers are properly addressed and all the criteria laid by the ISAE editorial board are fulfilled.

  • Of the ten best manuscripts, only the abstract will be published in the proceedings of the ISAE 2017. The authors of those abstracts will be requested to prepare full research articles, which will be evaluated by a group of reviewers appointed by the TARE journal.

  • However, the publication of full papers in TARE journal will be based on the consent of all the authors of a particular paper.

Guidelines for the preparation of Posters

Guidelines for the preparation and submission of Extended Abstracts

The contents of the extended abstract

  • Title page: Title, author/s name/s and address (institutional affiliations), corresponding author email address.

  • Abstract: Maximum of 250 words.

  • Keywords: Maximum of 5 keywords.

  • Introduction: Maximum of 350 words.

  • Materials and Methods: Maximum of 350 words.

  • Results, Discussion and Conclusion/s: Maximum of 800 words.

  • References: Only one table or figure could be included in this section.

  • References: Maximum of five key references could be included.

Page settings

  • Page size: A4/ 2.5 cm margin in all sides.

  • Font: Times new roman/ Size 12.

  • Line spacing: 1.5

  • Text alignment: Justified.

Please refer the example of extended abstract for more details.

A soft copy of the extended abstract as an attachment (MS Word format) should be emailed to: isae@agri.ruh.ac.lk

Please indicate the subject of the e-mail as ‘ISAE 2017 - Your name-Title.

Example: ISAE 2016 Paul A.B.C. - Effect of pesticides on human health

An Author Information Form should be submitted along with the abstract.

An acknowledgement would be sent to the corresponding author by e-mail (or by regular mail, if necessary) once the extended abstract and author information forms are received by the ISAE - 2017 secretariat.

Authors who prefer to submit hard copies of the extended abstract and author information form, may mail them to the following address:

Mrs. C. P Rupasinghe, Secretary – ISAE 2017, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya 81100, SRI LANKA.

Please send the hard copies, only if you are unable to submit the extended abstract and author information form by e-mail. For further information on the guidelines for abstract submission, please contact:

Dr. Nilantha Liyanage

Coordinator-ISAE 2017

Tel: +94 (0) 41-2292200 Ext 379, E-mail: nilanthal@fst.ruh.ac.lk

Mrs. CP Rupasinghe

Secretary – ISAE 2017

Tel: +94 (0) 41-2292200 Ext 264, E-mail: chintha@ageng.ruh.ac.lk

Key Themes

  • Agribusiness Management

  • Climate Change

  • Electronics

  • Farm Mechanization and Precision Agriculture

  • Food and Nutrition

  • Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

  • Green Energy and Technology

  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems

  • Irrigation and Water Management

  • Livestock and Aquaculture

  • Marine Resource Management

  • Nano Technology

  • Plant Science

  • Social Science

  • Information and Communication Technology

  • Soil Science and Nutrient Management

  • Waste Management

  • Wildlife, Forestry and Natural Resource Management

Past Symposia

Timeline for the past events.

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  • ISAE 2016

    13 January 2016

    International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment - 2016. “Towards a Knowledge-based Bioeconomy”: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions

  • ISAE 2014

    27 November 2014

    International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment - 2014. "Ensuring Sustainable Development through Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services".

  • ISAE 2013

    28 November 2013

    International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment - 2013. "Agriculture and Eco-system Health: Balancing the Issues"

  • ISAE 2012

    29 November 2012

    International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment - 2012. "Research to meet Global Challenges"

  • ISAE 2011

    09 November 2011

    International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment - 2011. "Green Technologies for Sustainable Development"

  • International Symposium 2010

    16 November 2010

    International Symposium 2010. "Sustainable Agriculture for Prosperity"

  • Second National Symposium 2009

    10 September 2009

    National Symposium 2009. "Food for Nation through Innovative Agriculture".

  • National Symposium 2008

    23 October 2008

    National Symposium 2008. "New Frontiers in Agriculture from Farm to Fork"

For Foreign Participants

Following links may be useful to those participating from outside the country

Sri Lankan Visa

Accomadation

Tourism

Map of Sri Lanka

Web portal of the Government of Sri Lanka

Registration

Registration details of the ISAE 2017

Download Author Registration Form

Registration Fees

Foreign Participants US$ 50

Participants from SAARC Countries US$ 15

Local Participants 1,500 LKR

Payment options can be found along with the registration form

Registration will open till 15th of December 2016

Contact Us

ISAE 2017 is administered by a Symposium Organizing Committee (SOC) chaired by the Coordinator. SOC is comprised of the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Heads of Departments, Chairpersons of all sub-committees of ISAE 2017. For further information on ISAE 2017, please contact:

Dr. Nilantha Liyanage

Coordinator-ISAE 2017

Tel: +94 (0) 41-2292200 Ext 379, E-mail: nilanthal@fst.ruh.ac.lk

Mrs. CP Rupasinghe

Secretary – ISAE 2017

Tel: +94 (0) 41-2292200 Ext 264, E-mail: chintha@ageng.ruh.ac.lk