Conference chairs & committee
Prof. Dr. Samih Abubaker
Former Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Technology,
Al-Balqa Applied University,
Professor Samih Abubaker is a farming systems and sustainability specialist. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Technology at Al-Balqa` Applied University in Jordan from September 9, 2012 to September 7, 2016. He has over 30 years of experience in vegetable production, farming systems, sustainability, resources management, food security and poverty reduction. He received several short visits to universities around the world as a visiting fellow on teaching and development issues. Example universities include Rutgers, Washington State, Rostock, Technical Munich, Humboldt Berlin, and Bologna. He is an editorial board member and reviewer in several scientific journals, evaluator of mega research proposals for several national and international donors. Samih was a member of the Management Committee of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action FA 1105. He is serving as the chairman of the agro-environmental committee of the Jordan Society for Scientific Research (JSSR), a member of several national committees including organic farming, the national committee to oversee the school curriculum and others. He participated in more than forty international conferences and chaired the 11th Arab plant protection congress held in Amman, 2014. He has over sixty scientific publications and was awarded many prestigious medals and distinct shields for his outstanding contributions. Finally, Prof. Abubaker is always pleased to share knowledge and cultural integration to bring science and practice of sustainable agriculture a step forward.
Assoc. Prof. Siva K. Balasundram
Head of Department of Agriculture Technology
Faculty of Agriculture
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Assoc Prof Dr Siva K Balasundram currently heads the Department of Agriculture Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). He also serves as Country Representative of the International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) and Executive Committee Member of the Asian Conference on Precision Agriculture (ACPA)
Siva earned his BS (Agronomy) and MS (Soil Chemistry) degrees from UPM in 1994 and 1997, respectively. In 1999, he was awarded a UPM scholarship to pursue a doctorate in Precision Agriculture at the University of Minnesota under the guidance of Prof Dr Pierre C Robert, who pioneered the development of Precision Agriculture in the USA and many other parts of the world. In September of 2003, he earned his PhD and began working as a Lecturer at the Department of Agriculture Technology, UPM. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2007 and to Associate Professor in 2012.
Siva is a passionate teacher and researcher. His work quality is reflected in his teaching and research engagements and outputs. He has received encouraging scores in teaching evaluation by students (3-year average of 4.83 out of 5.00). He has brought in research grants in the amount of RM1,068,202 from nine (9) different projects over the past 18 years. He has authored/co-authored a total of seventy three (73) journal articles, forty five (45) proceeding papers, seven (7) book chapters and five (5) articles in professional magazines. He currently registers an Google Scholar h-index of 21. Additionally, he has two (2) copyrights and one (1) patent to his credit. He has also led twelve (15) consultancies and built several industry linkages as a scientific advisor/resource person.
Siva specializes in Precision Agriculture and has expanded his research interests into Digital Agriculture and Smart Farming.
The Scientific Committee consists of the experts in the field from many different countries in the world. The Committee Members evaluate your abstracts and provide insights to improve those further. According to the final decision given by them, you would be able to process further tasks for attending the conference.
Scientific Committee Members
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Soil Scientist, Patanjali Organic Research Institute, Agriculture Research Campus Phase 2 Bahadrabad, Haridwar (Uttarakhand)
Prof. Dr. Magdy Maher Mosad Mohamed
ARC-Agricultural Research Center.
Dr. Mahmoud Hesham Okasha
Agricultural Engineering Research Institute (AEnRI), Agricultural Research Center (ARC), Giza, Egypt
Chioma Ikechi Harbor
National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, Nigeria
Jessie Ray B. Mangundayao
Mindoro State University, Philippines
Dr. V. Divyabharathi
, Horticulture (Vegetable Science), Institute of Agriculture, TNAU, Trichy, Tamilnadu, India
Dr. Karnjapan Janthawornpong
Food industrial technology and management program, Faculty of Agro-industry, Prince of Songkla University, Songkla, Thailand
DR. ELIZABETH P. OBRA
University Researcher, Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University-Sericulture Research and Development Institute Bacnotan, La Union, Philippines.
Dr. Andrew Mbithi
University of Nairobi
Dr. Dzarifah Mohamed Zulperi
Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture UPM, Serdang, Selangor, MALAYSIA.
Dr. Israr Ahmad
Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan
Ts. Dr. LUM MOK SAM
Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture, Universiti Malaysia Sabah Sandakan Campus, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. ARIS WINAYA
Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Science, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia.
. Dr. Lalit Upadhyay
Scientist Agroforestry, Sher e Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology Jammu.
Dr Precious Awesome
CEO - AGAAI LTD
Dr.Sherihan Mohamed Al-Amin
Plant Protection Research Institute, Agriculture Research Center, Egypt.
Dr. Meera Kumari
Asstt. Professor- cum- Junior Scientist Department of Agricultural Economics, Bihar Agricultural University , Sabour , Bhagalpur
Sheriza Mohd Razali
Research Officer, Program Head, Phyto resources, Selection and Plantation, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.
Dr Vinod Kumar
Assistant Professor (Soil Science), College of Agriculture (ANDUAT, Kumarganj, Ayodhya) Kotwa, Azamgarh 276001 (Uttar Pradesh) India.
Dr. Iqtidar Hussain
Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, KP., Pakistan
Assist. Prof. Majid Hazim R. Alheidary
Department of Agricultural Machines and Equipment, College of Agriculture, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
Dr. Egas José Armando
Leacture at Superior Rural Development School, at Eduardo Mondlane University
Assistant Professor Shewane Dahiya
department of biotechnology,IIS deemed to be university, SFS Gurukul, mansarovar ,Jaipur. India
Dr Wael El Zerey
Dr. Damtew Aragaw Amare(Candidate PhD)
An associate researcher in horticultural crops agronomy
Prof. Dr hab. Joanna Mankiewicz-Boczek
European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology PAS and University of Lodz, UNESCO Chair on Ecohydrology and Applied Ecology
Ashenafi Nigussie, PhD in Soil Science
Senior Researcher in Soil Fertility and Health Management, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Wondo Genet Agricultural Research Center
Dr.Sherihan Mohamed Al-Amin
Doctor Researcher at Plant Protection Research Institute, Agriculture Research Center, Egypt, M Sc. of economic entomology2015,Ph.D.of physiology and economic entomology 2020
Dr. Bidyuth K. Mahalder
UN-Food and Agriculture Organization
FAO Field Office
Associate Professor Mohammad Shah Jahan
Department of Horticulture
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Dr. M. M. Mahusoon
Department of Animal Science
Faculty of Agriculture
Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
Dr. (Mrs.) S. N. C. M. Dias
Centre for Environmental Studies & Sustainable Development (CESSD)
The Open University of Sri Lanka.
Dr. David Nartey Obemah (Ph.D)
Soil Fertility Chemistry and Plant Nutrition Division
CSIR-Soil Research Institute, Ghana
Dr. Loha Pradheeban
University of Jaffna,
Dr. Sewwandhi Chandrasekara
Department of Agricultural Engineering
Faculty of Agriculture
University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka
Dr. Rekha Vyas
Zonal Director Research
Associate Director Communication Centre
Directorate of Research
Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, India
Dr. Rinukshi Wimalasekera
University of Sri Jayewardenepura,
Dr Shanti Kumar Sharma
Director Research, Directorate of Research, RCA Campus
Director, ICAR Centre for Advanced Faculty on Organic Farming
Technical Advisor to HVC
Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology,
Udaipur (Rajasthan) India
Dr. M. PRAKASH, FISPP, FNABS,
Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University,
Dr. Enoch Kwame Tham-Agyekum
Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension,
Professor Ayman Mohamed Abd El Razek Ahmed,
Head of Department Agriculture Research Center,
Dr. inż. Jerzy Mirosław Kupiec
University of Life Sciences Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection,
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ovais OMER
Head of Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Out fall Road,