International Conference on Agriculture

The Success Story of AGRICO 2018

The 5th International Conference on Agriculture 2018 – (AGRICO 2018) was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Jordan, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultual University, Indonesia, and Wayamba University of Sri Lanka as the Hosting Partners and University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia, Georgian Technical University, Georgia, Chonbuk National University, South Korea, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia, Southern Leyte State University, Philippines and Progressive Sustainable Developers –Nepal as the academic partners of the Conference. Ministry of Agriculture, Sri Lanka was the supporting Ministry while Sri Lanka Convention Bureau was the strategic partner of the AGRICO 2018 Conference.

Inauguration Ceremony

 The Conference was held on 16th – 17th August 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka. AGRICO 2018 was organized under the theme Innovations in Agriculture for a Sustainable Future and was chaired by Dr. Samih Abubaker, Former Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Al-Balqa` Applied University, Jordan and Prof. D.C. Abeysinghe, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

The opening remarks of AGRICO 2018 were made by Conference Chairs Dr. Samih Abubaker and Prof. D.C. Abeysinghe together with Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Managing Director, The International Institute of Knowledge Management).

Keynote Forum

Key note forum was one of the most significant moments during the conference and it was enlightened by the keynote speech by Prof. Udith K. Jayasinghe Mudalige (Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management, Wayamba University, Sri Lanka) on the topic “The Future of Food and Agriculture: Trends & Challenges”.

Plenary Speeches were done by the following resource persons

Prof. Ananda Jayakody (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka) (Session – Organic Agriculture -“TITLE: “Organic Agriculture with Reference to Sri Lanka”)

Rizvi Zaheed, Former Managing Director, Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Limited (Session – Agriculture and Climate Change)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & CHAIRS

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Dr. John Fulton

(Keynote Speaker)

The Ohio State University
United States

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Prof. Udith K. Jayasinghe

( Keynote Speaker )

Wayamba University
Sri Lanka.

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Dr. Samih Abubaker

( Conference Co – Chair )

Al-Balqa` Applied University
Jordan

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Prof. D.C. Abeysinghe

( Conference Co – Chair )

Wayamba University
Sri Lanka

RAPPORTEUR

PLENARY SPEAKERS

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Dr. B.L.W.K. Balasooriya

Head of the Department of Biotechnology
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

  • Session: Export Agriculture

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Dr. W. M. G. Seneviratna

Director of Rubber Research Institute
Sri Lanka.

  • Session: Organic Agriculture

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Prof. Ananda Jayakody

University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka.

  • Session – Agriculture and Climate Change

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Mr. Rizvi Zaheed

Former Managing Director
Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Limited

ADVISORY BOARD

AGRICO 2018 is consist with the following advisory board members, a group of international researches and scientists, who is being with AGRICO since  2014 to develop the concept for sustainable agriculture

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Prof. M. S. Swaminathan

The Father of Economic Ecology
most influential agriculturalist in 20th century
India

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Dr. Samih Abubaker
(Conference Chair)

Former Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Technology,
Al-Balqa` Applied University,
Jordan

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Dr. Romeo C. Clemente

Cagayan State University, Andrews Campus,
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
Philippines

Theme based sessions

The 5th International Conference on Agriculture 2018 (AGRICO 2018) was comprised with three (03) special sessions under below themes:

Theme 1 – Export Agriculture

Theme 2 – Organic Agriculture

Theme 3 – Agriculture and Climate Change

AGRICO 2018 provided the opportunity for all the participants to present their research papers in any of the above session. Each session was chaired by the session chair and the session was started with a speech from a renowned plenary speaker with sound academic background. The sessions were further carried on for two hours and it included 10 – 15 presentations of the same subject area. Finally, the session’s best presentation had been selected at the end of each session.

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Free Stalls


The 5th International Conference on Agriculture 2018 (AGRICO 2018) was also comprised with three (03) stalls.

Heaven of Tea

“Heaven of Tea” a tea stall with amazing varieties of tea, was organized by Sri Lanka Tea Board (Ceylon Tea), on both 16th -17th August, at the conference premises. Participants were able to experience this wonderful opportunity of live tea testing and purchasing unique varieties of tea.

Kingdom of Rice  

“Kingdom of Rice” a stall with diverse varieties of rice, was organized by Rice Research Institute of Sri Lanka, on 16th -17th August, 2018 at the ‘Agrico’ conference premises. Participants who had attended the “Kingdom of Rice” stall were able to purchase multiple varieties of rice (organic rice, wild and new etc.), diverse rice related products and they also could gain insights on the latest trends in the rice industry.

Coconut, the all-rounder

“Coconut, the all-rounder”, was organized by Sri Lanka Coconut Development Authority, was held on 16th -17th August, 2018. Participants were able to purchase coconut based products (Kernel products, Fiber products, shell products etc.) They also obtained awareness of Eco Friendly product innovations (Water purification, Catalyst support and numerous other applications etc.)

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Publication Workshop

The workshop on writing scientific papers for publication had been conducted by the Conference Co- Chair Dr. Samih Abubaker (Al-Balqa` Applied University, Jordan). Researchers and students had earned valuable experiences through this workshop. The workshop also guided participants to reach and submit the proceedings to be indexed in the world class high reputed journals like SCOPUS, Thomson Reuters and Google Scholar.

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ISBN (978-955-3605-07-8).

ISSN( 2362-1036)

proceeding DOI number (DOI prefix: 10.17501)

The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension

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Print ISSN : 1389-224X
Online ISSN : 1750-8622
Editor in Chief/s : Prof. Dr. Martin Mulder
Indexed in : SCOPUS, CABI

 

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International Journal of Environment

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Online ISSN : ISSN 2091-2854
Editor in Chief : Govinda Bhandari
Managing Editor : Ambika Pandey
Publisher : Progressive Sustainable Developers Nepal (PSD-Nepal)

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Open Agriculture – Special Issue

Open Agriculture is an open access journal that publishes original articles reflecting the latest achievements on agro-ecology, soil science, plant science, horticulture, forestry, wood technology, zoo technics and veterinary medicine, entomology, aquaculture, hydrology, food science, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, climate-based agriculture, amelioration
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Online ISSN: 2391-9531
Editor in Chiefs: Hans R. Herren, Vijay Singh
Managing Editor: Agnieszka Topolska
Indexed in SCOPUS, Emerging Sources Citation Index and many more

 

 

 

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Conference Chair Workshop

This workshop was arranged by the Conference Co – Chair Dr. Samih Abubaker (Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Jordan) to discuss on the outcomes and get feedback of the Conference. Moreover, the plans to be executed when organizing for AGRICO 2019 had been discussed during the workshop. The workshop provided an insight to deliver the future conferences in a fruitful way with the outputs received by Conference Chair, Participants and Organizers.

 

Networking Dinner and Cultural Show

The 5th International Conference on Agriculture 2018 (AGRICO 2018) was included by networking dinner and cultural show. AGRICO 2018 dinner was an immense opportunity for all the participants to build new connections to strengthen their ongoing and future research interests through collaboration. It was aimed to provide a fruitful time of networking and pleasure for the participants of this special featured event.

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Networking Dinner and Cultural Show International Conference on Agriculture

Technical Sessions

The Conference comprised of twelve (12) technical sessions where researchers from around the world presented their research findings. The technical sessions are as follow.

  • Food Science and Technology
  • Agriculture Genetics and Plant Protection
  • Food Science and Technology II
  • Agriculture Genetics and Plant Protection II
  • Agriculture Production and Crop Science
  • Agriculture Engineering
  • Animal Sciences
  • Agriculture Economy, Extension and Business
  • Agriculture and Sustainable Development
  • Agro Ecology, Forestry, Soil and Water Resource Management
  • Agriculture And Sustainable Development II

Participants

AGRICO 2018 provided a solid platform for eminent researchers, academia, the industry professionals, government officials and other professional bodies from across the globe to share their research findings with one another and to discuss their ideas in relation to the field Agriculture. The conference provided a refreshing experience for all, especially for the young researchers who had the opportunity to share their research findings on an international platform. The conference was enlightened by international researches representing following Nations.

  • United Kingdom
  • Philippines
  • USA
  • Thailand
  • Spain
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Indonesia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Iraq
  • Ethiopia

Session Chairs and Evaluation Panel members of AGRICO 2018

Session Chairs

 

  • Aris Winaya, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia
  • Dwi Retno Lukiwati, University of Diponegoro, Indonesia
  • Rekha Vyas, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, India
  • Dr Shanti Kumar Sharma, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, India
  • Bidyuth Mahalder, USAID Agricultural Extension Project, Bangladesh
  • Dilshan Benaragama, Rajarata University, Sri Lanka
  • M.M.Mahusoon, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
  • Mahendra Singh, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, India

 

Evaluation Panel Members

 

  • Samih Abubaker, Al-Balqa` Applied University, Jordan
  • D.C. Abeysinghe, Wayamba University, Sri Lanka
  • Ananda Jayakody, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Udith K. Jayasinghe, Wayamba University, Sri Lanka
  • Sewwandhi Chandrasekara, Chonbuk National Univesity, South Korea
  • Sidath Handurukande, AgTech Analytics Expert/Handukande Estate, Sri Lanka
  • Sulohini Segaram, Amirom State and Farm, Sri Lanka
  • Lee Yudin, University of Guam, USA

 

Advisory Board

 

  • M. S. Swaminathan, The Father of Economic Ecology most influential agriculturalist in 20th century, India
  • Romeo C. Clemente Cagayan State University, Andrews Campus, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

 

 

Rapporteur

 

  • B.L.W.K. Balasooriya, Head of the Department of Biotechnology, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

 

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Munir Aziz Turk, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Dr. Hani Dmour, Al- Balqa’ Applied University, Jordan
  • Prof. Mahmoud kasrawi, University of Jordan, Jordan
  • Prof. Mahmud Duwayri, University of Jordan, Jordan
  • Dr. Mehraz Boolaky, University of Liverpool, Mauritius
  • Dr. Ria Nanda, KCC Institute of Tech & Mgmt, India
  • Prof. Ille C. Gebeshuber, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Dr. Mustafa Nadhim Owaid, Department of Heet Education, General Directorate of Education in Anbar, Ministry of Education, Iraq
  • Assoc. Prof.  Wael El Zerey, Djillali Liabes University, Algeria
  • Dr. Hiren B. Soni, Institute of Science & Technology for Advanced Studies & Research (ISTAR), India
  • Dr. Rinukshi Wimalasekera, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Prof. M. Prakash, Annamalai University, India
  • Dr. Ongo Emelda, Industrial Technology Development Institute, Philippines
  • Dr. Sareeta Nahakpam, Bihar Agricultural College, Sabour, India
  • Dr. Mankesh Kumar, Bihar Agricultural College, Sabour, India
  • Dr. meera kumara, Bihar Agricultural College, Sabour, India
  • Dr. Deepak Kumar Baranwal, Bihar Agricultural College, Sabour, India
  • Dr. Gireesh Chand, Bihar Agricultural College, Sabour, India
  • Dr. Chandan Kr. Panda, Bihar Agricultural College, Sabour, India
  • Dr. Sewwandhi Chandrasekara, Chonbuk National Univesity, South Korea
  • Prof. Lilik Sutiarso, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
  • Dr.T.Krishnakumar, Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, India
  • Dr Jiju P Alex, Kerala Agricultural University, India

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Hosting partner
Al-Balqa’ Applied University,Jordan

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Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

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Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

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Supporting Ministry

Ministry of Agriculture,Sri lanka

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Georgian Technical University, Georgia

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Academic Partner
University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia

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Academic Partner
Progressive Sustainable Developers -Nepal

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Academic Partner
Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

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Chonbuk National University, South Korea

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Academic Partner
Southern Leyte State University, Philippines

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 The International Institute of
Knowledge Management

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Official Airline Partner
SriLankan Airlines

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Media Partner
EIN Presswire

Strategic Partner

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Sri Lanka Convention Bureau

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Event Partner

BlueArc events

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Tour & Accommodation Partner

 GlobeEnjoy tours

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