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Thank you for participating ICOAF 2014, Sri Lanka

Thank you very much for participating to the 1st International Conference on Agriculture and Forestry 2014 (ICOAF 2014), Colombo , Sri Lanka .Your vital presence helped to make this event a great success and also we hope to welcome you all in 2nd International Conference on Agriculture and Forestry 2015 (ICOAF 2015).
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Highlight of the Conference
  • More than 100 presentations
  • Key note sessions with leading characters in the field of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Networking opportunities with expertise
  • Cultural event and post conference tour to explore the beauty and local traditions of Sri Lanka
  • Special rates for Asian and African participants
  • Special attention to young and innovative researchers to uplift their career
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1st International Conference on Agriculture and Forestry 2014 was successfully completed with more than 40 participants from 19 countries. Countries are namely Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, United States of America, Slovakia, Poland, Australia, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Ghana, South Korea,etc.

There were 29 oral presentations 03 poster presentations and 07 virtual presentations. Moreover there were some local participants who representing Sri Lankan Universities and other professional bodies.

Primary objective of this conference was to create a premier forum for the local and international researchers, scholars and academicians to share their research results in the fields of agriculture and forestry. We believed that we successfully achieved this objective during the conference. Moreover Secondary Objective of the conference was to attract high profiled tourists to Sri Lanka and use their knowledge and experience for development of the tourism industry.

As per the schedule, conference was chaired by Prof.D.K.N.G.Pushpakumara and two key note speeches were delivered by Prof. D.K.Weerakoon and Prof. Terence J. Centner. The Guest speech was delivered by Dr. Hemantha Wijeywardene on behalf of Mr. R.M.D.B. Meegasmulla, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Sri Lanka.

Conference schedule divided in to 07 main themes namely,

  • Climate Change, Farmer Perception & Agriculture
  • Agriculture Education, Marketing & Data Managemet
  • Horticulture & Food Production Systems
  • Animal Production, Health & Hygine
  • Agronomy/ Precision Agriculture
  • Crop & Environment Management
  • Food Safety, Food Science & Nutrition

In the awarding ceremony best research paper award won by Dr. Cherukuri Sreenivasa Rao and best local student paper and best international student paper won by Mrs. I. D. Singhalage and Mr. K.A. Nyantakyi respectively. Also organizing committee awarded 07 more awards to best presenters in each session.

Chief Guest Speech


Mr. R.M.D.B. Meegasmulla


Ministry of Agriculture, Sri Lanka.

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Prof. Pushpakumara-ICOAF2014


 Prof.Pushpakumara graduated from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 1990 and and joined the Department of Crop Science, University of preadeniya,Sri Lanka. He carried out postgraduate studies in the University of Oxford, UK starting from 1992, and completed the M.Sc. degree in Forestry and its Relation to Land Use in 1993, also completed Ph.D. degree in the same place in mid 1997 in the area of Forest Genetics and Germplasm Conservation.

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Keynote speakers

Prof. D.K.Weerakoon-ICOAF2014

Prof. D.K.Weerakoon

Department of Zoology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Prof. Terence J. Centner-ICOAF2014

Prof. Terence J. Centner

 Terence J. Centner is a professor of agricultural and applied economics at the University of Georgia. He is the author or coauthor of many articles in scholarly journals.

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