On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we invite all participants from around the world to attend the International Conference on Agriculture Technology in Dubai, UAE with theme of “Discovering Natural Resources through Agriculture” scheduled on September 22-23, 2020. “It also gives a main integrative stage to researchers, professionals and instructors to introduce and talk about the latest development, patterns, and challenges just as common-sense difficulties experienced and arrangements received in the fields of agriculture. We have chosen a venue that guarantees a successful technical conference amid the culture and fantastic scenery of Dubai. All the presenters, participants, scholars, and delegates from across the world are cordially invited to the event.
ME Conferences aims is to offer an opportunity to share skills, expertise along with unparalleled networking opportunities between a large number of agriculture professionals like Directors, Heads, Deans, Professors, Scientists, Researchers, agronomists, agrarians, Founders, Associations, Organizations, technologists, Laboratory members and Young researchers working in the field of agriculture technology . This conference mainly focuses on spreading the awareness about new emerging technologies in agriculture field.
We hope that this event will challenge and inspire you, and result in deciphering knowledge, collaborations, and friendships, despite a stimulating program you will be able to enjoy the exotic and vibrant atmosphere of Dubai.
Why to attend:
Encounter the target market with association and societies from across the globe, committed to learn about novel technologies and innovations in agriculture. This is the best chance to outreach the largest assembly of participants from around the world. Conduct presentations distribute and update knowledge about the advancements in different fields of agriculture by receiving name recognition at this 2-days event.
Agri Tech Conf 2020 conference providing a great opportunity to learn about career improvement with latest technologies. World-renowned speakers, most recent researchers, latest discover techniques and the advanced updates in agriculture are the principal features of this conference. In this conference you have the opportunity to get feedback on your work from people who have never seen it before and may provide new insight. Agriculture technology 2020 conference is giving you great opportunity to discover new products and services related to agriculture industry.
- This conference provides best Platform for your research through oral presentations.
- Young researchers will get appropriate and timely information by this Forum.
- Providing a chance for research interaction and established senior scientists across the world in the field.
- Share the ideas/research with both renowned researchers and mentors.
- Certificates will be provided to all speakers, delegates and students.
- Opportunity to meet world’s renowned agricultural professionals at this event.
- Keynote forums by prominent scientists & Professors.
- Best platform for worldwide business and networking opportunities.
- Great platform for agricultural industries to showcase their products.
- Agriculture, Food and Aquaculture Industries
- Food laureates
- Food safety officers
- Food Industrialists
- Agricultural Students, Scientists
- Food scientist and researchers
- Biochemist and Nutritionist
- Aquaculture Researchers
- Directors, Board Members, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Deans and Head of the Departments
- Academicians & Researchers
- R&D Laboratories & Technologists
Track 1: Agricultural Biotechnology
Agricultural biotechnology is a gathering of various scientific approaches such as molecular diagnostics, tissue culture, genetic engineering, molecular breeding, and vaccines in order to improve crop production, livestock marketability of derived products. Agricultural biotechnology is only factor among many influencing the health and welfare of farmers and other citizens in the developing world. The size of the biotechnology market in 2017 was estimated at USD 399.4 billion and is expected to be 9.9 per cent CAGR between 2018 and 2024. Biotechnology provides techniques such as genetic engineering, molecular markers, tissue culture for the sustainable development of agriculture, fisheries.
- DNA sequencing
- Cell based assay
- Nano biotechnology
- PCR technology
- Tissue engineering and regeneration
Track 2: Horticulture and Soil Science
Horticulture is one of the important areas of farming, which contains of fruits, flowers, vegetables, spices, mushrooms, bamboo, plantation crops, and therapeutic and aromatic plants. Horticulture is different from agriculture by scale of production, specialization, and commercialization.
- Home gardening
- Ornamental horticulture
- Soil surveying
- Soil formation
Track 3: Agronomy and Crop Science
Agronomy is the discipline of production and use of plants for multidisciplinary use along with soil, agriculture product and water management. Agronomy is now a significant research field for scientists to study the performance of plant in diverse ecological conditions including climate, soil type and irrigation, fertilization etc.
Crop science is the field which deals with the Crop efficiency, Seed production, Biological crops, Crop technology transpiration, Field crops study, and Irrigation technology. It is a wide-ranging field comprises breeding, genetics, production, and management of crops and animal feed. Crop science also takes part in conservation and ecological use of genetic resources of plants, insects and microbes.
- Seed technology
- Forage crop & grass science
- Crop genetics and breeding
- Physiology and ecological research on herbs
- Efficient crop production
Track 4: Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable agriculture is the production of food and fibre using a scheme that growths the significant productive capacity of natural and biological resources in step with demand. Sustainability depends on the principle that we must meet the desires of the present without co-operating the ability of future generations to meet their own requirements.
Sustainable agriculture assimilates three main goals- environmental health, economic productivity, and social and financial equity. Sustainable agriculture is a fundamentally dynamic concept; improved agriculture is the process of on-farm revolution that strives to the objective of sustainable agriculture.
- Low-input sustainable agriculture (LISA)
- Conventional agriculture
- Plant disease control
- Renewable energy production and consumption
- Quality of farm managerial skills.
Track 5: Agriculture Machinery
Farm machinery means all tools and attachment components, designed and retailed for direct use in planting, cultivating, or harvesting farm goods or used in connection with the production of agricultural products, livestock, or poultry on farms. Increase in the harvest production of crops, due to mechanization of farms, has been outlined from 40 to 50 per cent in the case of maize; 15 to 20 per cent in Bajra and rice; 30 to 40 per cent in Jowar, Groundnut and Wheat. With the overview of mechanisation the farm revenue as well as the distinct income goes up. It accounts for the supreme rise of national revenue and with it the standard of living, it forms cities, and it raises an ever loftier outline of financial, marketable and other cultural foundations.
- Agro-technical processes
- Farm machinery
- Farm power units
Track 6: Livestock Farming
Livestock farming is concerned with raising and conserving livestock, mainly for the purposes of producing meat, milk, and eggs. The livestock sector globally is highly dynamic. In developing countries, it is growing in response to fast increasing demand for livestock products. In developed countries, demand for livestock products is festering, while many manufacture systems are increasing their efficiency and environmental sustainability. The global livestock sector is categorised by a dichotomy between developing and developed countries. Livestock production helps as a source of revenue; it can provide additional economic standards for rural families, often serving as a major supplier to food security and economic security.
- Animal husbandry
- Intensive animal farming
- Production of diary product
- Wool industries
Track 7: Aquaculture and Fisheries
Aquaculture is also known as fish farming. It involves the growth, development and improvement of flora and fauna which are found to grow in the aquatic environment. It is also involved in the production of seafood. Aqua culture continue to lead aquatic food production in Asia and worldwide. Fisheries and Aquaculture are at the root of development in many developing countries having a seaside. Production of raised fish and shellfish does increase world fish materials.
- Shrimp aquaculture
- Global aquaculture alliance
- Aquaculture systems
- Aquaculture engineering;
- Disease and immunology
Track 8: Agribusiness
Agribusiness deals with input companies of agricultural production, post-harvest products containing the food processing commodities, food suppliers, market analysis and agribusiness operations include bankers, brokers, advertising agencies and market information firms. Agribusiness has come to be seen not just as economically important, but as a critical part of society. The future for this industry will be both exciting and complex.
- Agricultural input sector.
- Agriculture economics
- Market and market analysis
- Processing-manufacturing sector
Track 9: Agriculture Engineering
Agricultural engineering is the discipline of engineering that imparts engineering, science and method to improve and maintain the agricultural practice and production”. Agricultural engineering joins the guidelines of mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering principles with information of agricultural principles. It deals with construction of agricultural infrastructure such as water reservoirs, warehouses, dams, and other structures. An objective of this discipline is to improve the efficiency and sustainability of agricultural practices.
- Soil and water engineering
- Food engineering
- Agricultural machinery design
- Process control
- Dairy technology
Track 10: Agriculture Climatology
Agricultural climatology is a division of science that concerns itself with the effect of weather on the cultural conditions of cultivated plants, animal husbandry, the occurrence of negative effects (both biological and weather-conditioned) and particularly on agricultural operative methods in general climate is the main cause of agricultural production. Concern over the prospective effects of long-term climatic variation on agriculture has driven a considerable body of study over the past decade weather change is predictable to influence crop production and livestock production, hydrologic balances, input supplies and other constituents of agricultural practices. However, the nature of these biophysical effects and the human reactions to them are complex and indefinite. Climate study is taking on a gradually central role in the life of mankind. Climate has a great Influence on many ecological problems and requires reliable
- Natural hazards
- Greenhouse effect
- Agro-climatic zones
- Response of crops to climate change
Track 11: Agricultural Risk Management
Agricultural Risk Management (ARM) is an advanced method for improving the flexibility of susceptible rural families, and leveraging finance and investment. Risk management allows growers and industries to be active and increases their capacity to assess, prepare for, absorb and adapt to risks and uncertainties.
Track 12: Crop Residue Management
Crop waste management means conserving cover on 60 per cent of the soil Surface at planting to keep water quality. Crop residue management also provides Regular soil protection from wind and rain erosion, adds organic material to the soil, Preserves soil moisture, and improves infiltration, aeration and tilth. Benefits may include decrease in soil erosion, sedimentation and contamination from dissolved sediment attached substances. Crop residues, including wheat straw and corn Stover, are a feedstock for the production of cellulosic biofuel that could contribute to meeting advanced biofuel targets and decarbonisation goals for the transport sector.
- Livestock feed
- Compost making
- Renewable energy
- Bio-fuel and bio-oil production
- Weed control practices and methods
Track 13: Irrigation and Water Management
Agricultural irrigation water managing is the practice of checking and handling the amount, volume, and control of water application according to the seasonal crop requirements, giving consideration to the soil intake and water holding capacities. Soil moisture should be managed to attain optimum produces, without deep percolation (soil physics) losses or runoff. Management is a prime aspect in the success of an irrigation system. Large quantities of water, and frequently large labour inputs, are mandatory for irrigation. The irrigator can realize returns from investments in irrigation tools only if water is used efficiently.
Track 14: Agriculture & Food Security
Food safety in a population means that all people, at all times, have enough access to food to meet their dietary requirements for a creative and vigorous life. Food security has always remained very critical matter to human civilizations through the centuries. In the last eras there is an increasing concern about the influences of financial development/crisis and population growth on universal food security and food production.
Farming and Food Security serves the requirements of the globally agriculture community, from developing world smallholders to biotechnological inventions. It reports the challenge of universal food security and welcomes research that growths a more sustainable/conventional cultivation and food systems that better address local, regional, national and nutritional requirements.
- Food availability
- Food quality
- Food access
- Food utilisation
- Agricultural productivity
- Food management
- Population growth
Track 15: Agriculture Current Trends and Future
Agricultural development pays directly to food security. And it acts as an engine of overall financial development in much of the developing world. The success of the farming area has not been shared evenly across regions and countries. By 2050, world population is expected to grow to between 9 and 10 billion people. Most of the development is expected to occur in poverty affected countries, where income elasticity of demand for food remains to be high. The population rise, combined with moderately high pay growth, could result in a more than 70 % rise in demand for food and further farming products by 2050.
Track 16: Advanced Post Harvest Technology
Post-harvest technology is a Science and Method applied to farming produce after harvest for its safety, maintenance, handling, packaging, supply, selling, and utilization to meet the food and nutritional necessities of the people in relation to their needs. Collected fruits and vegetables need adequate and progressive postharvest processing technologies for minimizing the qualitative as well as measurable losses after harvesting. Nearly 40% fruits and vegetables are lost every year due to inappropriate handling, storage, packaging, and transportation. Loss of fruits and vegetables in massive amount due to un-implementation of advance postharvest technical methods also reduces the per capita availability of fruits and vegetables.
- Maturity assessment and prediction
- Product quality, safety, control
- Postharvest pathology
- Food traceability
- Food processing and preservation
- Reduction of postharvest losses
Track 17: Agriculture Production Systems
Agricultural production systems are comprised of multidimensional mechanisms and drivers that interact in difficult ways to affect production sustainability.
Farming production systems undergo quick changes in response to shifts in production expenses, consumer needs, and increasing concerns for food and nutrition, food security, and environmental impact . During the past decade, the application of agricultural production systems modelling has quickly expanded while there has been less importance on model development.
- Sustainable agricultural production.
- Mixed-enterprise production systems.
- Crop cultivation systems
- Livestock production
Track 18: Organic Farming
Organic farming, farming system that uses organically based pest controls and biological fertilizers derived largely from animal and plant wastes and nitrogen-fixing cover crops. Modern organic agriculture was developed as a response to the ecological harm caused by the use of chemical insecticides and synthetic fertilizers in conventional farming, and it has many ecological paybacks. Organic farming helps and enhances agro-ecosystem health, including biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological action.
- Bio fertilizers
- Biological movement
- Crop rotation
Track 19: Agroforestry and Landscaping
Agroforestry is the intentional mixing of trees and shrubs into crops and livestock to create ecological, financial, and social paybacks. Social forestry and agroforestry both are different concepts.
Landscaping is a field dedicated to the design process, implementation and conservation of the land surrounding a property. This comprises, but is not restricted to, components of architecture, gardening and outdoor design.
- Silvopastoral systems
- Roof Gardening
- Forest product trading
Track 20: Future Aspects of Agriculture Technology
Future agriculture will need a threefold innovation: technical, social and financial. Advance agricultural technologies will allow the responsible and durable production of enough and vigorous food for a rising worldwide population with changed demands. The main research question was: Which new skills – or new applications of existing techniques– may have a radical impact on the agriculture and food division.
Agriculture is the source of living and sustenance of economy in numerous areas of the world. Hence, the need to adopt progressive technologies in the agriculture business has driven favourable initiatives, strategies.
Revolution is more significant in modern farming than ever before. The industry as an entire is facing massive challenges, from rising costs of materials, a lack of labour, and fluctuations in consumer preferences for transparency and sustainability. There is growing recognition from agriculture companies that solutions are needed for these challenges.
Agriculture is a field where the free gifts of nature such as soil, water, air, soil energy, etc. are used as inputs sources and then transformed into a single main unit i.e. crop plants and their yield which are vital for humans . Those primary units are consumed by animals and are changed into subordinate units like dairy products, meat, eggs, wool, honey, silk, etc.
Agricultural market in a wider sense is concerned with the marketing of agriculture products produced by farmers and of farm inputs and services need by them in the making of these farm products.
The subject of agricultural marketing covers product marketing as well as input marketing. The subject of agricultural marketing included marketing functions, companies, channels, productivity and costs, and market addition, producer’s surplus, marketing academics, government laws and research, imports/exports of agricultural products and futures marketing.
The agenda under which farming produce markets function and the aspects which affect the prices received by the farmers now need to be understood in a different point in comparison to the past. High growth in the market is predictable to be driven by the rising need to adopt agriculture techniques across the industry, conversion of capital spending into operational spending for customers, and greater customer retention for service providers.
The Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing region in the cold chain sub industry for the food & agriculture technology and products market. The market in Asia Pacific is projected to be fastest-growing, due to the increasing demand for perishable foods in the region.
The smart agriculture market is estimated to be worth USD 7.53 billion in 2018 and is predictable to reach USD 13.50 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 12.39% during the prediction period. Hardware field is expected to hold a major share of the modern agriculture market between 2018 and 2023. Modern agriculture tools are most widely used in precision agriculture as they play a significant role in improving farm productivity and help cultivators in maximizing their crop yields.
Smart agriculture growth chart (in USD) from 2018 to 2023
Agriculture is an old activity in the United Arab Emirates practised in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, and Al Ain and in some cases, such as the Liwa oasis. The sector developed quickly since 1971, despite difficulties due to the lack of water resources and fertile land, soil salinity, difficult environmental conditions, high production costs, agricultural pests and post-harvest losses. Farming has become an economic movement that depend on on the use of the newest technologies.
Many struggles were faced to preserve water resources, with importance on promoting the adoption and installation of modern irrigation systems to replace flood irrigation method, which wastes huge amounts of water. The use of sprinkler, drip and fountain irrigation systems rose to 91% in 2011 from 32% in 1999.
The number of farms increased from 4,000 in 1971 to 35,704 in 2011, with a field of 105,257 hectares. As a result of the UAE’s efforts, there are now 54 organic vegetation farms, 3 animal production farms and one producing facility. The organic farming field in the UAE increased to 3920 hectares by the end of 2013. The UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has put an effort in increasing the use of hydroponic technology among farmers. To date, there are 87 marketable farms using this method.
Major Agricultural Industries in Worldwide:
The number of agricultural industries and services is growing at a faster rate in all around the world covering Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America which are major regions of the world. Top 20 industries with their country name have been enlisted below:
- Kerry Group, Ireland
- Vilmorin, France
- Adler Seeds, US
- China Agri-Industries Holdings, China
- ContiGroup Companies, Belgium
- Case Corporation, US
- Golden State Foods, US
- Heritage Foods, India
- Noble Group, South America
- The Mosaic Company, US
- Monsanto, US
- Wayne Farms, US
- Dawn Meats, Ireland
- Groupe Limagarin, France
- Bayer Crop Science, Germany
- New Holland Agriculture, Italy
- John Deere Tractor, US
Agriculture Association in UAE:
- Food and Agriculture Organization UAE
- International Centre for Bio saline Agriculture
- Abu Dhabi agriculture and food safety Authority
Institutes in UAE:
- College of Food and Agriculture
- University of Science and Technology of Fujairah
- United Arab Emirates University
- AL AIN University
- AL Jhaeli Institute of Science and Technology
- College of Food and Agriculture
- Khalifa University of Science and Technology
- Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
- American University of Sharjah
- Zayed University
- University of Dubai
Agriculture Research centres worldwide:
- Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, France
- Africa Rice Center, Benin
- Biodiversity International, Italy
- Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia
- International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Colombia
- International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Lebanon
- International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India
- International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), United States
- International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria
- International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya
Universities and Research institutes in Asia:
- University of Tokyo, Japan
- National University of Singapore, Singapore
- Peking University, China
- Tsinghua University, China
- Seoul National University, South Korea
- University of Hong Kong, Taiwan
- National Taiwan University, Taiwan
- Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
- KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
- Osaka University, Japan
- Fudan University, China
- Tohoku University, Japan
- University of Science and Technology of China, China
- Nanjing University, China
- Nagoya University, Japan
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
- Hokkaido University, Japan
Past Conference Report
2nd International Conference on Agriculture, Food and Aqua organized by ME Conferences was held during November 18-19, 2019 at Bali, Indonesia on the theme “Seeking the Modernization of Agriculture, Food and Aqua”. The conference marked its start by an inaugural ceremony which consist an outline by the Honourable Guest:
Ezzat Abd El Lateef, National Research Centre, Egypt
We were overwhelmed by his generous response.
Agri-Food-Aqua 2019 Organizing Committee extends its appreciation and acknowledges the Honourable Moderator of the conference, Joneboina Eswar kumar, CSIR-National Environmental Engineering and Research Institute, India for his outstanding contribution towards smooth functioning of this esteemed event.
We acknowledge the help of the Honourable Chair Hiroaki Yamauchi, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan for session Novel Food Processing Technologies | Food Microbiology | Food Analysis, Safety, and Health | Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness | Agricultural Economics & Agri-Business | Agriculture & Horticulture | Agriculture & Food Security | Nutrition & Sustainable Agriculture| Agriculture & Environment.
Agri-Food-Aqua 2019 has taken the privilege of felicitating Keynote Speakers Thakur Bahadur Singh Rajput, Water Technology Centre-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India and Yusuf Leonard Henuk, Sumatera Utara University, Indonesia whose efforts made the social occasion to move in the method for success. We were grateful by their presence.
We sincerely thank the Organizing Committee Member Yasin Özdemir, Ataturk Central Horticultural Research Institute, Turkey for his support, and assistance towards the success of the conference.
The eminent personalities at the conference were:
Samodimo Ngwako, Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Botswana
Evitayani, Andalas University, Indonesia
Bojan Šarkanj, University North, Croatia
And many more
Joneboina Eswar kumar, CSIR-National Environmental Engineering and Research Institute, India
Rhejuia M Nortiza, Philippine Science High School System, Philippines.
Keshia Govender, South African Association for Marine Biological Research, South Africa.
ME Conferences wishes to recognize with its deep sincere appreciation all the partners from the Editorial Board Associates of our Open Access Papers, Keynote presenters/speakers, Respectable visitors, students, delegates and special thank you to the Media partners for their promotion to make this event a huge success.
We hope your favourable support will make next series International Conference on Agriculture Technology to be held during September, 2020 in Dubai, UAE took an outstanding success event.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Conference. We are hopeful to see you soon!