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Organic Agriculture Conference_Brochure

Organic Agriculture Conference_Brochure

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 ConferenceonOrganic Agriculture:Trends and SustainabilityChitwan, Nepal24-25 November, 2011Jointly organized by:Society of Agricultural Scientists, Nepal (SAS-N)Nepal Horticulture Society (NHS)Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS)andSustainable Agriculture Development Program,SADP-NepalINTRODUCTION
Organic agriculture is blooming globally with the wide scope for producing safer food for humanconsumption and to maintain healthier environment. At present, knowledge and information onorganic agriculture is very limited in Nepal. Therefore, the Conference will focus on trends andsustainability of organic agriculture in Nepal. Policy makers, planners, researchers, developmentworkers, students and entrepreneurs from government and non-governmental organizations,universities and private sectors will be the participants of the Conference. The forum will help tocongregate and explore the scope of organic agriculture and its importance. It will also offer themechanism and opportunities for information dissemination on organic agriculture and act as aplatform for advocacy and lobbying.
THE ORGANIZERS
The Conference on Organic Agriculture: Trends and Sustainability is jointly organized by Society of Agricultural Scientists, Nepal (SAS-N), Nepal Horticulture Society (NHS), Institute of Agricultureand Animal Science (IAAS), and Sustainable Agriculture Development Program, Nepal (SADP-Nepal).
 
SAS-N
is a professional organization that serves as a common forum for the agricultural scientists andresearchers working in various agricultural organizations.
NHS
is a professional organization of Nepalese horticulturists established with the purpose of promoting national interest in horticulture.
IAAS
is a public agricultural institute under Tribhuvan University in Nepal for academic education inagriculture and animal sciences. It offers Bachelor, Masters and PhD level education in agriculture.
SADP-Nepal
is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) established with the overall goalto promote sustainable use of natural resources in agriculture through participatory research anddevelopment in organic agriculture.
OBJECTIVES
 
To document available information and technologies on organic agriculture.
 
To create the forum for sharing knowledge and experiences in research, development and practiceson organic agriculture.
 
To identify and disseminate the good organic practices and success stories on organic agriculture.
 
To share knowledge and experience on organic agriculture with international partners.
VENUE AND ACCOMODATION
The Conference will be held at IAAS Campus, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal. Accommodation will bearranged at IAAS, nearby research stations and hotels in Bharatpur. Room rates will vary dependingon the types of the room. Local transportation will be made available.
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
The scientific program will include contributed papers by invited speakers, oral and posterpresentations and plenary. Papers are invited on the following thematic areas: (i) policy and planning,(ii) technology and knowledge, (iii) market and economics, (iv) health, nutrition and food security, (v)climate change, and (vi) social aspects.Abstracts of the papers will be published and distributed prior to the conference. The proceedings willbe published post conference.
ABSTRACT
Abstract with title of paper, name of author(s) and affiliation(s) should be submitted in MS Word file(doc version) via electronic media to one of the contacts given below not later than August 31, 2011 toensure its inclusion in the Abstract book. A Scientific Committee will decide by the end of Septemberif the abstract is selected as an oral or poster presentation unless opted for a poster presentation. Thetext of abstract should not exceed 350 words, and should not contain tables or figures. Indicatepreferred session for presentation and type of presentation (poster or oral).
FULL PAPER
Full paper should be submitted in MS Word file (doc version) via electronic media along with twohard copies to one of the contacts given below prior to the conference. Please follow the guidelines for
 
paper writing as given for Nepal Agriculture Research Journal of SAS in the website:www.narc.gov.np.
POSTER
Poster should be prepared in AD form, 120 x 85 cm upright (portrait). An electronic copy of the postershould be submitted to one of the contacts given below. Make sure that the poster should be readablewhen reduced to A4 size to include in the Conference Proceedings.
 CONTACTS FOR ABSTRACT / PAPER SUBMISSION:
1.
 
Dr. Hira Kaji ManadharPresident (SAS-N)Plant Pathology DivisionKhumaltar, Lalitpur, NepalEmail:hirakaji@gmail.com Mobile no.: 97410078282.
 
Prof. Dr. Durga Mani Gautam,Executive member, NHSIAAS, Rampur, Chitwan, NepalEmail:gautamdmg@yahoo.com Mob no: 98451530153.
 
Mr. Narendra ChaudharyDirector, Directorate of Research, IAASRampur, Chitwan, NepalEmail: journal@iaas.edu.np 
REGISTRATIONPlease send your completed REGISTRATION FORM by email or post to:
 Ms. Sabitri DahalEmail:sabitri@sadpnepal.org;sabitri10@gmail.com  GPO: 8975 EPC: 611REGISTRATION FEE
 
SAS/NHS/IAAS/SADP and partner members (national): Rs. 300
 
Non- members: Rs. 500 (Individual), Rs. 1500 (Institutional)
 
Students: Rs. 200, if abstract is accepted.
 
SAARC Countries: US $ 50 (Individual), US $ 200 (Institutional)
 
Other Countries: US $ 100 (Individual), US $ 300 (Institutional)
 
For Exhibition: Rs. 2000 plus extra charge for stall, if a stall need to be ordered.
The registration fee includes coffee/tea and lunch during conference, a conference dinner and localtransportation. Accompanying spouse may join conference dinner at a modest price.

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