The 2013 International Conference on Agriculture and Animal Sciences (AgriAnimal 2013) is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of Agriculture and Animal sciences in South Asia. It will bring together leading academics, scientists and researchers in Agriculture and Animal Sciences from around the world.
AgriAnimal 2013 aimed at presenting current research being carried out in that area of Agriculture & Animal Sciences and will be held on 8-9 July 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The objective of the conference is to present and share the ongoing research activities with the scientific and industrial communities. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange innovative ideas , learn the latest research finding from experts and enhance their knowledge, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration/research projects.
Call for Papers
As the world population continues to grow geometrically, great pressure is being placed on arable land, water, energy, and biological resources to provide an adequate supply of food while maintaining the integrity of our ecosystem. According to the World Bank and the United Nations, from 1 to 2 billion humans are now malnourished, indicating a combination of insufficient food, low incomes, and inadequate distribution of food. This is the largest number of hungry humans ever recorded in history. Based on current rates of increase, the world population is projected to double from roughly 6 billion to more than 12 billion in less than 50 years.As the world population expands, the food problem will become increasingly severe, conceivably with the numbers of malnourished reaching 3 billion.
According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, numerous other international organizations, and scientific research also confirm the existence of this serious food problem. For example, the per capita availability of world grains, which make up 80 per cent of the world's food, has been declining for the past 15 years (Kendall and Pimentel, 1994). Certainly with a quarter million people being added to the world population each day, the need for grains and all other food will reach unprecedented levels.
More than 99 per cent of the world's food supply comes from the land, while less than 1 per cent is from oceans and other aquatic habitats (Pimentel et al., 1994). The continued production of an adequate food supply is directly dependent on ample fertile land, fresh water, energy, plus the maintenance of biodiversity. As the human population grows, the requirements for these resources also grow. Even if these resources are never depleted, on a per capita basis they will decline significantly because they must be divided among more people
The world’s population had just crossed the 7 billion mark and is projected to reach 9 billion by 2045. With so many more mouths to feed, the global food industry is set to grow from US$11.6 trillion in 2009 to an estimated US$15 trillion in 2014.
In the above context we cordially invite you to focus on advances in Agriculture & Animal sciences , the ability of new research to provide predictions and solutions for various issues. Papers are expected from individual and research teams among academic, government and private sectors.
Agricultural engineering & Technology
- Agricultural Machinery
- Bioprocess Engineering
- Food Engineering
- Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
- Agricultural & Information Technology
- Emerging technologies in Agriculture and Livestock
- Energy in agriculture
Agricultural soil science
- Agroecosystem analysis
- Climate change and agriculture
Agricultural communication, policies nce
- Crop science
- Plant pathology
- Plant breeding –
- Plant biotechnology
- Plant design using conceptual design techniques
- Seed, fruit & reproductive plant biotechnology
- Sustainable Agriculture
- The future of plant genetic engineering
- Animal science
- Animal and Veterinary Scienceseries science.
- Environmental constraints to animal agriculture
- Food Engineering and biotechnology
- Livestock Biotechnology
- Animal welfare and health
- Livestock Production
- Meat and allied industries
- Nanotechnology in agriculture
- Animal breeding
- Fisheries science.
- Poultry science
- Biological engineering
- Genetic engineering
- Marine Biotechnology
- Marine microbiology
- Marine natural products and bioactivities
- Marine invertebrates
- Genomics in aquaculture etc.
Agricultural chemistry and economics
- Agrarian system
- Agricultural extension
- Agricultural Marketing
- Custom harvesting
All accepted papers will be peer reviewed by members of the program committee and other independent reviewers (where necessary) and will be published in the edited conference proceedings with ISSN number.