Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fibre and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and raising of domesticated animals. Agriculture has changed dramatically , especially since the end of World War II. Food and fibre productivity has increased by using new technologies, mechanization, increased use of fertilizers and pesticides and expansion of irrigation facilities. These changes have had the positive effect of these practices have also caused some serious environmental and social problems such as erosion of top soil depletion and pollution of groundwater contamination, unemployment of farm labourers due to their replacement by increasing use of farm machinery in agriculture operations. A growing movement has emerged during the past two decades to question the role of the agricultural establishment in promoting practices that contribute to these social problems. In view of the growing negative consequences of modern agriculture there is growing demand to promote “sustainable agriculture”. Sustainable agriculture incorporates address many environmentally safe agricultural practices and offers innovative and economically viable opportunities for farmers, labourers, consumers etc., policymakers and many others in the entire food system.
Sustainable agriculture is that form of agriculture which attempts to produce sufficient food to meet the needs of present day population without exhausting soil fertility and irreversibly damaging the environment. Sustainable farming systems are those that are least toxic and least energy intensive and yet maintain productivity and profitability i.e. low input agriculture or organic farming.
Covid-19 has drastically affected agricultural sector. Nation-wide lockdowns strategy puts in place a plethora of Covid-19 protecting measures and restrictions, which significantly damaged agricultural production, food supply and demand. Protectionist strategies and policies have “derailed” efforts to achieve sustainable agriculture as well as SDGs. The covid-19 effects both farm and global community. Hence, it is important to work to engage with many stakeholders to strengthening agricultural sustainability especially during post pandemic. This conference internationally engages with the concept of strengthening agricultural sustainability, as it is the dominant discourse to define, measure, and develop solutions to hunger problem. Faculty of Animal and Agricultural Sciences, Diponegoro University, Indonesia would like to address issues about sustainable agriculture post covid-19, including multiple subsector; crop and animal production, food technology and agribussiness.
It is our hope that the results from this conference may form the basis for the decisions that policy makers and other stakeholders need to consider to improve agricultural sustainability in global world system. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are delighted to invite you to joint International Conference on Agricultural Sustainability 2022 (ICAS 2022) “Strengthening Agricultural Sustainability and Technology Post COVID 19” on 28th of September 2022.
28th September 2022
|Time (Indonesian Time)||Agenda||Speaker/PIC|
|08.00-09.00||Opening ceremony and Speech by Rector||MC|
|09.00-09.30||Speaker 1||Professor Florentina Kusmiyati|
|09.30-10.00||Speaker 2||Professor Hideto Ueno|
|10.30-11.00||Speaker 3||Professor Toshihiro Konno|
|11.00-11.30||Speaker 4||Professor Peter J. Batt|
|11.30-12.00||Speaker 5||Professor Lan-Szu Chou, PhD|