14th International Conference on

Agriculture & Horticulture

Theme: The Global State of Agriculture

OCM for Agri Series Conferences

Organizing Committee - Agri 2018

OCM Member

Shane C. Burgess

Vice President for Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension
The University of Arizona
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Ken’ichi Ohtsubo

Professor
Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences
Japan

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M.S Swaminathan

First World Food Prize Winner MS
Founder and Chairman Swaminathan Research Foundation
India

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Mohammed Abdul Mohsen Alyafei

Associate Professor
United Arab Emirates University
U.A.E.

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N Varadarajulu Naidu

Director of Researches
Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University
India

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Salah Abdel-Rahman

Professor of molecular genetics
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute
Egypt

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Abbas Amini

Assistant Professor
Western Sydney University
Australia

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Vijay P. Singh

Distinguished Professor
Texas A & M University
USA

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João R. Mesquita

Professor
Polytechnic Institute of Viseu
Portugal

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Faruk Toklu

Professor
Cukurova University
Turkey

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Organizing Committee - Agri World 2018

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Tugay AYAŞAN

Research Engineer
East Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute, Adana
Turkey

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Prof. M.S Swaminathan

Founder and Chairman
First World Food Prize Winner MS Swaminathan Research Foundation
India

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Sabry G. Elias

Professor
Oregon State University
USA

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William B. Payne

Dean and Director
CABNR/NAES
USA

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Fabienne Trolard

Researcher
INRA-UAPV
France

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Youry Pii

Assistant Professor
Free University of Bolzano
Italy

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Yasin Özdemir

Research Scientist
Ataturk Central Horticultural Research Institute
Turkey

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Daniele De Wrachien

Associate Professor
University of Milan
Italy

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Dorien De Tombe

Founder and Chair
Methodology for Societal Complexity
Netherlands

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Carlos Serodio

Associate Professor
University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro.
Portugal

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Organizing Committee - Plant Science 2018

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Charles A. Powell

Professor
University of Florida/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center
USA

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Khiena Brainina

Professor
Ural State Economic University
Russian Federation

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Amy L. Greeson,

CEO, Natural Discoveries, Inc
Drug discovery, research company
USA

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Elena Ermilova

professor and head of laboratory
Saint-Petersburg State University
Russia

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Geert De Jaeger

Professor
VIB-Ghent University
Belgium

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Ryoung Shin

Professor
Riken University of Japan
Japan

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André Luis de Alcantara Guimarães

Professor
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

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Synan Abu Qamar

Associate Professor
Arab Emirates University
UAE

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Organizing Committee - Agri 2017

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Shane C. Burgess

Vice President for Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension
The University of Arizona
USA

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Michael Wilkinson

Professor & Chair of Upland Agroecosystems
Aberystwyth University
UK

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Indrajeet Chaubey

Professor and Head, Departments of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Purdue University
USA

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Viktor Balabanov

Professor, Dean of the faculty, Processes and machinery in agribusiness
Russian State Agrarian University
Russian Federation

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Abbas Amini

Assistant Professor
Western Sydney University
Australia

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Shinsuke Agehara

Assistant Professor, Plant Physiology
University of Florida
USA

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Ken’ichi Ohtsubo

Professor
Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences
Japan

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Siphiwe F. Mkhize

Head of Department
KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
South Africa

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Narendra Kumar Gontia

Principal and Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology
Junagadh Agricultural University
India

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Mohd Rasdi Zaini

Associate Professor, Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Malaysia

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N Varadarajulu Naidu

Director of Research
Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University
India

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Harvinder Singh Dhaliwal

Dean, College of Agriculture
Punjab Agricultural University
India

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Organizing Committee - Agri World 2017

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Ilan Chet

Former President
The Hebrew University
Israel

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Byoung Ryong Jeong

Dean
Gyeongsang National University
Korea

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Monique Leclerc

Associate Professor
University of Georgia
United States of America

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Graziano Ghinassi

Researcher
University of Florence
Italy

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Feibo Wu

Professor
Zhejiang University
China

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Yasin Özdemir

Research Scientist
Ataturk Central Horticultural Research Institute
Turkey

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Laura Rival

Associate Professor
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

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Angela M. Lamptey

Professor
University of Ghana
South Africa

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De Wrachien Daniele

Associate Professor
University of Milan
Italy

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Prashant Kawar

Senior Scientist
ICAR-Directorate of Floricultural Research
India

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Raveendra H. Patil

Senior Scientist (Agronomy)
University of Agricultural Sciences
India

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Organizing Committee - Plant Science 2017

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Grace Chen

Senior Researcher
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USA

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Nurul Islam-Faridi

Associate prof
Southern Institute of Forest Genetics
USA

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Leon Van Rensburg

Professor
University of the Free State
South Africa

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Petronia Carillo

Associate Professor
University of Campania
Italy

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Vanderlan da S. Bolzani

Professor
Sao Paulo State University
Brazil

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Caroline Janitz

Manager Next-Generation Sequencing Facility
Western Sydney University
Australia

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Taoufik Saleh Ksiksi

Associate Professor
UAE University
UAE

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André Luis de Alcantara Guimarães

Prof
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

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Nabil Killiny

Associate Professor
University of Florida
USA

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Alexander Ivlev

Professor
Russian State Agrarian University of K. A. Timiryazev, Moscow
Moscow

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Rajinder Singh

Principal Research Officer
Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Malaysia

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Milan Stankovic

Associate Professor
University of Kragujevac
Republic of Serbia

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Organizing Committee - Agri 2016

OCM Member

Fhatuwani Nixwell Mudau

Professor
University of South Africa
South Africa

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R R Sharma

Senior Scientist
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
India

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Ilan Chet

Emeritus Professor (Wolf and Max Planck Prize Laureate)
Hebrew University
Jerusalem

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Upendra M Sainju

Research Agronomist
United States Department of Agriculture
United States

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Johan van Rooyen

Director
The Standard Bank Center For Agribusiness Development And Leadership
South Africa

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Byoung Ryong Jeong

Dean
Gyeongsang National University
Korea

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Ashok K Patra

Director
ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science
India

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Francis Lewu

Head of Department
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
South Africa

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Leony Halos-Kim

Thematic Director
Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiopia

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Shashi Sharma

Professor, Chair & Centre Director
Murdoch University
Australia

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Andreas Gattinger

Head of Climate Research
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (Forschungsinstitut für Biologischen Landbau, FiBL)
Switzerland

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Raveendra H. Patil

Senior Scientist (Agronomy)
University of Agricultural Sciences
India

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Mannava Sivakumar

Senior Consultant
World Bank and World Meteorological Organization
Switzerland

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Mohammad Reza Alizadeh

Head and Associate Professor
Rice Research Institute of Iran
Iran

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Kazi Kamrul Islam

Head and Associate Professor
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Bangladesh

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Sani Yusuf Ahmad

Associate Professor
Ahmadu Bello University
Nigeria

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Sunday Yiseyon Hosu

Lead Researcher and Consultant
Sunclare Consults Limited, Nigeria
South Africa

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Olayinka Ayobami AIYEGORO

Senior Researcher/Project Manager
Agricultural Research Council, Animal Production Institute
South Africa

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Justin K. Urassa

Senior Lecturer
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Tanzania

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Angela M. Lamptey

Lecturer
University of Ghana
Ghana

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Organizing Committee - Agri-2015

OCM Member

Yuegang Zuo

Director
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
USA

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Nnadozie Oraguzie

Associate Professor
Washington State University
USA

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Waled Elkhoby

Field Crops Research Institute
Rice Research and Training Center (RRTC)
Egypt

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Shyam S Yadav

Advisor
Ministry of Agriculture
Afghanistan

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J S Prasad

Formerly Principal Scientist & Head
Directorate of Rice Research
India

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OCM Member

Raveendra H Patil

Senior Scientist (Agronomy)
University of Agricultural Sciences
India

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OCM Member

Ponnusamy V

Former Dean
Tamil Nadu Agriculutral University
India

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Mahendra P Srivastava

Chairperson
XSGrowth Plant Health Clinic
India

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Awnindra Kumar Singh

Senior Scientist
Central Agricultural Research Institute
India

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