ICAS 2022

Program Background

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.

Program Scope

Crop Production

Crop Physiology, Biotechnology and Breeding

Crop Protection​

Agroclimate and Land Use Management

Postharvest and Food Technology

Animal Husbandry and Livestock Management

Agricultural Economics and Social

Program Details

28th September 2022

-Zoom Meeting-

Time (Indonesian Time)AgendaSpeaker/PIC
08.00-09.00Opening ceremony and Speech by RectorMC
09.00-09.30Speaker 1Professor Florentina Kusmiyati
09.30-10.00Speaker 2Professor Hideto Ueno
10.00-10.30Discussion 1Moderator
10.30-11.00Speaker 3Professor Toshihiro Konno
11.00-11.30Speaker 4Professor Peter J. Batt
11.30-12.00Speaker 5Professor Lan-Szu Chou, PhD
12.00-12.30Discussion 2Moderator
13.00-16.00Plenary SessionModerator