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10th International Conference on Agriculture & Horticulture, will be organized around the theme “Agriculture for the Future”
Agri 2017 is comprised of 17 tracks and 108 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Agri 2017.
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Agriculture conference focus on the topic Agriculture Engineering. Agricultural Engineering is developed to make advances in sustainable agriculture which is totally eco-friendly. By the middle of the 20th century, Agricultural Engineering evolved into four types of activity like Power and machinery, Irrigation and drainage, Farm structures and environment, Processing and electrification. Most Agricultural Engineering focused on biological engineering, efficient use of irrigation water, renewable energy and environmental issues. Agricultural Engineering is facing three great challenges: Food safety and Food security, protecting the species and natural resources and reduced employment status. Agricultural Engineering is focused on engineering skills and technologies that take a strong approach to current problems. Food security and crop production will be much stronger if Agricultural Engineering can be developed appropriately.
- Track 1-1Agro-technical processes
- Track 1-2Agricultural machinery
- Track 1-3Nanotechnology in agriculture
- Track 1-4Precision farming, Remote Sensing and Agri GIS
- Track 1-5Agricultural Advanced Machines
- Track 1-6Agricultural resource management
Agriculture conference focuses on the topic food security and welcomes to all person who related to food security. A policy orientation for food security and safety include state-wise, previous, current and future policy issues, and cope-wise sustainability of agriculture. The particular part of food distribution in our society can be examined through the research of the changes in the food supply chain. Globalization, in particular, has significant effects on the food supply chain by validating scale effect in the food distribution industry. Provision of an adequate amount of essential nutrients to human beings has ever been the challenge in the province of food security. Hence, malnutrition is heavily interlinked to food security consideration, yet difficult to be eliminated. food security and policy, therefore, become magnetic in the province of research.
- Track 2-1Food and nutritional security
- Track 2-2Sustainable intensification of food production systems
- Track 2-3Innovative ways of feeding increasing population
- Track 2-4Food storage and technology
- Track 2-5Fermentation Technology and Cereals
- Track 2-6Lost harvest and wasted food
- Track 2-7Food packaging
- Track 2-8Post Harvest Handling and Processing
Agriculture conference focuses on the topic plant science and invited to all student scientist and professor who related to plant science. Plant Science will accelerate the application of gene technology to agriculture. The scope of the plant science ranges from developing molecular techniques for genetic engineering to ecological research in the field of plant science. Ultimately the natural products want to contribute to a fundamental knowledge of basic biological processes related to development and health and the sustainable production of more healthy foods, flowers, and high-value biobased products. By accelerating the application of technology, plant genomics significantly increases the value of seeds and agricultural products. This increase adds much wealth to the customers, company owners, employees, and citizens of the nations in which genetic supply companies operate, and to both producing and importing nations whose food costs consequently are decreased.
- Track 3-1Plant tissue culture
- Track 3-2Plant physiology and biochemistry
- Track 3-3Plant pathology and plant-micro-biology
- Track 3-4Plant breeding and molecular breeding
- Track 3-5Plant science and natural products
- Track 3-6Plant genome sciences
- Track 3-7Medicinal and aromatic plant sciences
- Track 3-8Plant synthetic biology and plant transcriptome
Agriculture conference focuses on the topic agribusiness. Agribusiness is the business of agricultural production. It includes agrichemicals, breeding, crop production distribution, farm machinery, processing, and seed supply, as well as marketing and retail sales. All agents of the food and fiber value chain and those institutions that influence it are part of the agribusiness system.
Within the agriculture industry, "agribusiness" is used simply as a portmanteau of agriculture and business, referring to the range of activities and disciplines encompassed by modern food production. There are academic degrees in and departments of agribusiness, agribusiness trade associations, agribusiness publications, and so forth, worldwide.
Agricultural productivity is measured as the ratio of agricultural outputs to agricultural inputs. While individual products are usually measured by weight, their varying densities make measuring overall agricultural output difficult. Therefore, the output is usually measured as the market value of final output, which excludes intermediate products such as corn feed used in the meat industry. This output value may be compared to many different types of inputs such as labour and land (yield). These are called partial measures of productivity.
Agricultural Economics covers a wide array of issues from development, trade, macroeconomics policy implications, agribusiness, production and consumption all the way to environmental and resource issues
- Track 4-1Agricultural Operations Management
- Track 4-2Agricultural Economics
- Track 4-3Crop cultivation systems
- Track 4-4Final product-generating enterprises
- Track 4-5Production-enabling resources: the resource pool
- Track 4-6Shifting cultivation
- Track 4-7 Agricultural Production Engineering
- Track 5-1Bioresource Technology
- Track 5-2Biofuel
- Track 5-3Biomass and Bioenergy
- Track 5-4Biological waste treatment
- Track 5-5Biotransformations
- Track 5-6Biological Engineering
Agricultural Biotechnology is the combination of scientific tools and techniques including genetic engineering, molecular markers, molecular diagnostics, vaccines, and tissue culture to modify agricultural productivity, quality, diversity and species protection. Agricultural Biotechnology is developed to cope up with current challenges which are usually cannot be solved by traditional practices. Agricultural Biotechnology also helps in climate adaptation, stress management and disease management. Biotechnology has introduced modern technologies to deal with the global food crisis.
- Track 6-1Bioinformation system
- Track 6-2GM crops
- Track 6-3Technologies for rapid crop improvement
- Track 6-4Genomics technologies for tropical agriculture
- Track 6-5Plant molecular biology
- Track 6-6Crop Modification Techniques
The environmental impact of agriculture varies based on the wide variety of agricultural practices employed around the world. Ultimately, the environmental impact depends on the production practices of the system used by farmers. The connection between emissions into the environment and the farming system is indirect, as it also depends on other climate variables such as rainfall and temperature.
The environmental impact of agriculture involves a variety of factors from the soil to water, the air, animal and soil diversity, people, plants, and the food itself. Some of the environmental issues that are related to agriculture are climate change, deforestation, genetic engineering, irrigation problems, pollutants, soil degradation, and waste.
- Track 7-1Global warming & agriculture
- Track 7-2Climate change impacts on agriculture
- Track 7-3Food security and climate change
- Track 7-4Mitigation and adaptation
- Track 7-5Impacts on nutrition, quality and resource use efficiency
- Track 7-6Structures and Environment Modification Systems
- Track 7-7New crops for a new climate
Agroforestry is an intensive study on a land management system that benefits biological interactions between forest trees or shrubs and agricultural crops and/or livestock. There are five basic types of agroforestry practices have been developed: windbreaks, alley cropping, silviculture, riparian buffers and forest and hill farming. Agroforestry helps to conserve species diversity and protect natural resources, reduce pollution, control soil erosion, and enhance wildlife biodiversity. The benefits of agroforestry include improvement of the growth of agro-economy and resource sustainability. Agroforestry practices also influence agroecosystem and diversification of endangered crop species. The greatest research need is to develop farm-level analyzes to increase potential economic costs, benefits which may reduce risks associated with agroforestry practices and increase the market value of products. This is a vital prerequisite to the objective comparison of both production and conservation-driven agroforestry practices with alternative land use options. Furthermore, awareness should be raised among farmers and labors to improve the future market value of regional, national and international markets for commodities that can be produced through agroforestry system. Research on tree-crop-animal-environment interactions should be pursued to provide a scientific basis for optimizing agroforestry designs.
- Track 8-1Bonsai cultivation
- Track 8-2Biomass utilization
- Track 8-3Forest ecology & biodiversity
- Track 8-4Grassland and natural resource management
- Track 8-5Landscape restoration and agroforestry
- Track 8-6Applications of agroforestry: alley cropping, strip cropping, etc.,
- Track 8-7Natural Vegetation and their Soil
Livestock Farming is an agricultural practice to produce commodities such as food, fibre, leather, wool and labor by raising domestic animals like poultry, cow, cattle, fish and other mammals. In recent years, livestock farming is very well managed as animals are provided with proper nutritional food and shelter. Nowadays stress management is also a part of livestock farming as it finally improve product yield and quality. Pigs and poultry are reared intensively in indoor environments. However, indoor animal farming has often been criticized for multiple reasons - on grounds of pollution and for animal welfare reasons. Livestock farming plays a major role in the agricultural business and economy of major developing countries. They take an important part in crop agriculture. Most farms in the developing world are too small to avail tractor or other machinery facilities and their main alternative is animal power. The innumerable benefits of livestock farming can positively effect in a growth of agronomy, agro-economy, biological ecosystem and other agricultural fields.
- Track 9-1Livestock production systems
- Track 9-2Aqua Farming & Poultry farming
- Track 9-3Intensive livestock farming
- Track 9-4Sustainable livestock farming
- Track 9-5Genetic engineering in animal farming
- Track 9-6Animal science
- Track 9-7Dairy Technology
- Track 9-8Veterinary Science
Agronomy is the science of production and utilization of plants for multidisciplinary use along with soil, crop and water management. Agronomy related to work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, Agrometeorology, and soil science. Agronomy is the application of combined sciences like biology, chemistry, economics, ecology, earth science, and genetics. Agronomy is now an important research field for scientists to study the behavior of plant in different environmental conditions including climate, soil type and irrigation, fertilization etc.
Crop Science and Technology is the field dealing with the Selection, Breeding, Crop productivity, Seed production, Organic crops, Crop technology transpiration, Field crops research, and Crop and Irrigation technology. Crop science deals with food, feed, turf, and fibre crops and their management. It is a broad field includes breeding, genetics, production, and management of crops and animal feed. Crop science also takes part in conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources of plants, insects and other invertebrates, and microorganisms.
- Track 10-1Efficient crop production
- Track 10-2Seed technology
- Track 10-3Forage crop & grass science
- Track 10-4pulses
- Track 10-5Crop genetics and breeding
- Track 10-6Physiology and ecological research on herbs
- Track 10-7Ecology
- Track 10-8Organic Farming
A fertilizer is any material of natural or synthetic origin that is applied to soils or to plants tissues to supply one or more plant nutrients essential to the growth of plants. Fertilizers enhance the growth of plants. This goal is met in two ways, the traditional one being additives that provide nutrients. The second mode by which some fertilizers act is to enhance the effectiveness of the soil by modifying its water retention and aeration. Pesticides are substances meant for attracting, seducing, and then destroying, or mitigating any pest. They are a class of biocide. The most common use of pesticides is as plant protection products (also known as crop protection products), which in general protect plants from damaging influences such as weeds, plant diseases or insects. This use of pesticides is so common that the term pesticide is often treated as synonymous with plant protection product, although it is, in fact, a broader term, as pesticides are also used for non-agricultural purposes.
- Track 11-1Application of fertilizers & pesticides
- Track 11-2Constraints in biofertilizer technology
- Track 11-3Microbial inoculant
- Track 11-4Azolla-Anabena symbiosis
- Track 11-5Weed Science
- Track 11-6Biochemical pesticides
- Track 11-7RNAi pesticides
Soil provides ecosystem necessary for plants and animal life. Soil acts as a base medium provide habitat, water and nutrition to living organisms. Soil is used as a holding and interacting facility for nutrients, microorganisms, plants and water. Soil is responsible for Agroecosystems and Eco-agriculture which indirectly help in food security. Soil purifies groundwater, provides nutrients, help in the growth of plants and regulate the Earth's temperature. Industrial, household, and non-point source pollution negatively influence soil environment and finally the whole ecosystem. In recent decades, scientists have developed new practices which limit the mobility of contaminants which reduce pollution. As a result, land managers now have access to new, innovative soil management strategies that can mitigate soil, water, and air pollution, while also enhancing ecosystem activity.
- Track 12-1Land and water management
- Track 12-2Soil Microbiology and Soil Remediation
- Track 12-3Soil chemistry
- Track 12-4Soil fertility & plant nutrition
- Track 12-5Soil Health
- Track 12-6Soil physics and advance biophysical techniques
A greenhouse is a structure with walls and roof made chiefly of transparent material, such as glass, in which plants requiring regulated climatic conditions are grown. These structures range in size from small sheds to industrial-sized buildings. A miniature greenhouse is known as a cold frame. The interior of a greenhouse exposed to sunlight becomes significantly warmer than the external ambient temperature, protecting its contents in cold weather. The primary crops grown in greenhouses include pepper, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, herbs, and strawberry.
Horticulture is the study of agriculture that deals with the art, science, technology, and business of fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants. It includes production, improvement, marketing and scientific analysis of medicinal plant, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs, sprouts, mushrooms, algae, flowers, seaweeds and non-food crops such as grass and ornamental trees and plants. It also deals with species conservation, landscape restoration, landscape and garden design, management, and maintenance, research and marketing. Horticulturists apply their knowledge, skills, and technologies to grow plants for human food and non-food uses like garden or landscape design, decorations etc. Their field also involves plant propagation and tissue culture to improve plant growth, diversification, quality, nutritional value, and resistance and adaptation strength to environmental stresses. Major horticulture sections are Arboriculture, Turf management, Floriculture, Landscape horticulture, Olericulture, Viticulture, Oenology, Postharvest physiology.
- Track 13-1Fruit and vegetable breeding
- Track 13-2Arboriculture
- Track 13-3Turf management
- Track 13-4Greenhouses and horticulture
- Track 13-5Horticultural produce marketing and value chains
- Track 13-6Floriculture
Rice is one of the most consumed cereal in the world as a food product. Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population.Since a large portion of maize crops are grown for purposes other than human consumption, rice is the most important grain with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans.
- Track 14-1Basmati rice
- Track 14-2Hybrid rice & wheat
- Track 14-3Rice & wheat diseases
- Track 14-4Rice and nutrition
- Track 14-5Rice yield
Although many people think that food and nutrition mean the same thing, they don’t. Food refers to the plants and animals we consume. These foods contain the energy and nutrients our bodies need to maintain life and support growth and health. Nutrition, in contrast, is a science. Specifically, it is the science that studies food and how food nourishes our bodies and influences our health. It identifies the processes by which we consume, digest, metabolize, and store the nutrients in foods, and how these nutrients affect our bodies. Nutrition also involves studying the factors that influence our eating patterns, making recommendations about the amount we should eat of each type of food, maintaining food safety, and addressing issues related to the global food supply. When compared with other scientific disciplines such as chemistry, biology, and physics, nutrition is a relative newcomer. The cultivation, preservation, and preparation of food have played a critical role in the lives of humans for millennia, but in the West, the recognition of nutrition as an important contributor to health has developed slowly only during the past 400 years.
- Track 15-1Food policy & applied nutrition
- Track 15-2Food Nanotechnology
- Track 15-3Agri-food technology
- Track 15-4Food engineering
- Track 15-5Food chemistry & microbiology
Crop protection is the study and practice of managing pests, plant diseases, weeds and other harmful organisms that damage agricultural crops and forestry and thus affect the economic value and agri-market.
Entomology is the scientific study of insects, a branch of zoology. In the past the term "insect" was more vague, and historically the definition of entomology included the study of terrestrial animals in other arthropod groups or other phyla, such as arachnids, myriapods, earthworms, land snails, and slugs.
- Track 16-1Honey bees
- Track 16-2Pest/Disease management, Integrated pest management
- Track 16-3Herbicide
- Track 16-4Application of Taxonomy
- Track 16-5Biocontrol Agents
- Track 16-6Biological pest control
- Track 16-7Pollinators
- Track 16-8Insect Science
Entrepreneurs Investment Meet- A global platform aimed to connect Entrepreneurs, Proposers and the Investors worldwide. It's intended to create and facilitate the most optimized and viable business meeting place for engaging people in constructive discussions, evaluation and execution of promising business ideas. Through Agri 2016 an investor could be able to find out the highest potential investment opportunities in the field of Agriculture. For entrepreneurs, this would be an ideal place to find out suitable investors and partners to start or expand their business.