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Department of Botany

   School of Life Sciences   

Periyar University

Salem - 636 011

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Invitation

March 16-17, 2020

International Conference

on

Frontiers in Sustainable Agriculture and Biological Sciences

(FSABS - 2020)

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TAKING PLACE
March 16 -17, 2020

Department of Botany

School of Life Sciences

Periyar University

Periyar Palkalai Nagar

Salem-636011, TN, India

About the Conference

Sustainable use of agriculture will optimize the skills and use of technology to achieve long-term stability of the agricultural enterprise, environmental protection, and consumer safety.  Sustainable agriculture and environment could be achieved through management strategies which help the producer select hybrids and varieties,  soil conserving cultural practices,  soil fertility programs,  crop rotation,  weed,  pest and disease management programs, strategic use of animal and green manures and use of natural or synthetic inputs in a  way that  poses no significant hazard to human beings,  animals,  or the environment.  Sustainable agriculture incorporates a healthy environment and economic profitability along with providing food needs to society.  The Food and Agricultural Organization reported that more than half of the water sources were used for irrigation in the world. Industrial and municipal usage of water comes after irrigation. Therefore, water demand could further affect the amount of water utilization in agricultural sectors. This may cause water crisis in and among countries. To deal with this potential water crisis, new water management approaches and strategies are required for all sectors, in particular, the agricultural sector. 

Traditional business models focusing on the centralization and largescale production of the food product are increasingly being challenged due to emerging demand for authentic local products and consumer concerns for the sustainable food systems. Hence, sustainable agriculture would contribute to all four pillars of food security – availability, access, utilization and stability in a manner that is environmental, economically and socially responsible over time. Application of new technologies helps to increase the sustainable usage of water sources in agriculture while enable higher crop production. Excess utilization of fertilizers and pesticides causes contamination surface groundwater sources. Use of salt-rich irrigation waters increases the salinization. Water content and salinity level have a vital effect on both quality and quantity of agricultural crops. Therefore, necessary sustainable steps should be taken to handle all these issues.

To alleviate the increasing demand for food production, it is necessary to significantly reduce food waste. Reducing food waste is an important factor that can significantly improve the overall efficiency of food supply chain. To be sustainable, agriculture must meet the needs of present and future generations for its products and services, while ensuring profitability, environmental health, and social and economic equity.

​Aim of FSABS-2020

The main scope of this conference is to invite the experts to discuss the projects and applications on sustainable development in agriculture and bioscience. The main topic areas include interaction between agriculture and environment, social and economic aspects of environment, biology and agriculture, using biology to tackle environmental & agricultural concerns, sustainable development, tropical agriculture, biodiversity, biotechnology, horticulture, plants, animal production, climate change, environment, local ecological knowledge, water management, soil conservation, agriculture social economics, IPM (Integrated pest management), integrated agriculture management, food security, other related agriculture and environmental issue.

Organising Committee

Inaugural Address

Prof. Dr. Hua Lu

Department of Biological Sciences

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

United States of America

Executive Committee

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Dr. S. Murugesan

Assistant Professor

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Dr. S. Lalitha

Assistant Professor

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Dr. A. Maruthupandian

Assistant Professor

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Periyar University
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Dr. K. SELVAM

Convener

Department of Botany

School of Life Sciences

Periyar University

Periyar Palkalai Nagar

Salem-636011, TN, India

Dr. D. ARULBALACHANDRAN

Organising Secretary

Department of Botany

School of Life Sciences

Periyar University

Periyar Palkalai Nagar

Salem-636011, TN, India

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