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Eighth Scientific Agricultural Conference (ESAC-2018)


Agricultural challenges and sustainable development

Faculty of Agriculture, Mutah University

Karak - Jordan


15-17

October,

2018

We are delighted to invite you to contribute to our Eighth Scientific Agricultural Conference

Agricultural Challenges and Sustainable Development


Welcome to the Eighth Scientific Agricultural Conference (ESAC-2018) entitled " Agricultural challenges and sustainable development" organized by the Faculty of Agriculture at Mutah University, Karak, Jordan on the occasion of its Silver Jubilee during the period 15-17 October 2018. The ESAC-2018 will be held in collaboration with the Agricultural Faculties at the Jordanian Universities, the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension, and Ministry of Water and Irrigation, ESCWA and FAO. The conference will include two days symposium (oral presentations and poster display). This will be followed by a scientific tour in the third day to several touristic regions in Jordan. The preparatory committee of the ESAC‐2018 is delighted to invite professionals, academics, experts in fields of agriculture, food, water and environment, and farmers to attend this special scientific event. The main objectives of the ESAC‐2018 conference are to provide a forum for deep discussion of the challenges and new trends in fields of agriculture, water, food and environment, to bring together professionals, academics, and farmers who are specialist in the fields of agriculture, water, food and environment, and finally to establish a better cooperation among researchers in the universities, research institutions and specialists in these fields at local, regional and international levels.

Prof. Dr. Adel Abdel-Ghani

Chair of the Conference

Dean of Faculty of Agriculture

Prof. Dr. Firas Al-Zyoud

Co-Chair of the Conference

Chair of Organizing and Scientific Committees

Conference Topics


First: Agriculture

Plant production:
(Session Chair: Dr. Saleh Al-Shdiefat - JPU)

  • Organic farming
  • Soilless agriculture
  • Production and improvement of seeds in agricultural crops
  • Exploitation and conservation of plant genetic resources
  • Date palm production
  • Precision agriculture

Plant Protection:
(Session Chair: Prof. Muwaffaq Karajeh - MU)

  • Alternatives to pesticide use through IPM
  • Apiculture and its role in maintaining vegetation
  • Combating pests in organic farming
  • The role of nanotechnology in pest control

Animal Production:
(Session Chair: Dr. Raed Al-Attiyat - MU)

  • Modern methods in animal health diagnosis
  • Alternative uses of antibiotics in animal production
  • Sustainable, responsible and efficient animal production systems
  • Livestock health and welfare, and food safety

Nutrition and Food:
(Session Chair: Prof. Saqer Harzallah - MU)

  • The impact of nutrition in preventing diseases
  • The battle against obesity
  • Therapies and preventive nutrition
  • Genetically modified food
  • The role of nanotechnology in food and nutrition

Agricultural Extension and Marketing: (Session Chair: Prof. Ahmad Al-Shadiadeh - AAU)

  • Research, extension and technology development within the framework of sustainable agricultural development strategy
  • The role of agricultural extension in attaining food security through achieving sustainable agriculture
  • Agricultural marketing (problems and solutions)
  • Agricultural marketing under the economic recession

Second: Water Resources Management for Agricultural Use:
(Session Chair: Dr. Kholoud Mashal - HU)

  • Management and strategies for improving the use of saline water in agriculture
  • Water harvesting and crop water management
  • The use of treated wastewater and other low quality water in agriculture
  • Institutional and organizational aspects of agricultural water management (water pricing and allocation).
  • Water irrigation management under water scarcity conditions: Use of modern irrigation methods
  • The use of remote sensing techniques in estimating irrigated areas and quantities water needs of irrigated crops.

Third: Climate Change and Environmental Degradation:
(Session Chair: Eng. Ali Ghanim - MOWI)

  • Climate change scenarios and their impacts on agriculture, water, food security and biodiversity
  • Land degradation and desertification
  • Drought early warning models
  • Drought-adapted crops

Regstration and Details


Call for Papers

The preparatory committee the ESAC‐2018 conference invites you to submit an abstract of your work to be presented at the conference. The deadline for abstract submission is June 1st, 2018. The abstract should not exceed 300 words, and it must include a clear definition of the problem, objectives, methodology and obtained results. The abstracts will be reviewed by the conference’ scientific committee in terms of its scientific or technical compatibility with the objectives and topics of the Conference.. Author(s) will be informed about the status of the abstract acceptance by July 1st, 2018. Abstracts in both English and Arabic language will be accepted in the conference. The Abstract Form is available on the conference web site (http://www.mutah.edu.jo/ESAC‐2018) and to be sent as attachment file to esac2018@mutah.edu.jo



Conference Venue

The ESAC‐2018 conference will be held in the campus of Faculty of Agriculture, Mutah University, Karak, Jordan.



Arrival to the venue of the conference

Transportation will be provided to participants from Amman to the opening premises.



Registration and Registration fee

To register for the ESAC‐2018 conference, please submit a registration form from the conference web site (http://www.mutah.edu.jo/ESAC‐2018).

Registration fee for the conference is 200 US $ for non-Jordanians, which will cover accommodation, transportation, meals and tours.

Currency exchange

The official currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar. The currency exchange is available at airports, currency exchange offices and banks. The US dollar is equivalent to JD 0.71.

Visas

Obtaining Visa is the responsibility of participants. Please contact the Jordanian Embassy in your country prior to your departure to Jordan early in order to avoid any delay or contact the conference organizers esac2018@mutah.edu.jo

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: July 1, 2018

Notification of abstract acceptance: August 1, 2018

Second call: August 10, 2018

Early registration deadline: September 1, 2018

Conference days: October 15-17, 2018

Committees


Higher Committee

Prof. Thafer Yusif Assaraira

Chair

President of Mutah University

HE Prof. Mahmud Al-Duwayri

Member

The University of Jordan

HE Prof. Rida Shibli

Member

Jordanian Senate/The University of Jordan

Prof. Adel Abdel-Ghani

Member

Dean of Faculty of Agri.,Mutah University

Prof. Ahmad Al-Sakarna

Member

Dean of Academic Research/ Mutah University

Prof. Firas Al-Zyoud

Member

Mutah University, Chair of Preparatory and Scientific Committees

Preparatory Committee

Prof. Firas Al-Zyoud

Chair

Mutah University

Prof. Ahmad Al-Shadiadeh

Membe

Al-Balqa' Applied University

Prof. Hani Al-Saoub

Membe

The University of Jordan

Dr. Kholoud Mashal

Membe

The Hashemite University

Dr. Maher Tadros

Membe

Jordan University of Science and Technology

Dr. Mohamed Al-Nawaiseh

Membe

Al-Balqa' Applied University

Dr. Saleh Al-Shdiefat

Membe

Jerash University

Dr. Ahmed Al-Taani

Membe

Yarmouk University

Dr. Abd Al-Raheem Bawalize

Membe

National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension (NCARE)

Eng. Mazen Al-Dmour

Membe

Agricultural Engineers Association

Eng. Ali Ghanim

Membe

Ministry of Water and Irrigation

Eng. Abdallah Shishani

Membe

Ministry of Agriculture

Mr. Waleed Rawadieh

Membe

Mutah University

Scientific Committee

Prof. Firas Al-Zyoud

Chair

Mutah University

Prof. Haruyuki Fujimaki

Member

Tottori University, Jpn

Prof. Tawfiq Al-Antary

Member

JU

Prof. Ayed Al Abdallat

Member

JU

Prof. Taha Rababah

Member

JUST

Prof. Muwaffaq Karajeh

Member

MU

Prof. Khaled Al-Absi

Member

Mutah University

Prof. Saqer Harzallah

Member

Mutah University

Prof. Osama Mohawesh

Member

Mutah University

Prof. Ahmad Al-Shadiadeh

Member

Al-Balqa' Applied University

Dr. Timothy Coolong

Member

University of Georgia, USA

Dr. Koichi Unami

Member

Kyoto University, Jpn

Dr. Raed Al-Atiyat

Member

Mutah University

Dr. Ghaid Al-Rabadi

Member

Mutah University

Dr. Suhail Sharadaah

Member

Tafila Technical University

Finance Committee

Prof. Adel Abdel-Ghani

Chair

Dean of Mutah University

Prof. Firas Al-Zyoud

Member

Mutah University, Chair of Preparatory and Scientific Committees

Khaled Malahma

Member

Local Community

Prof. Saed Owais

Member

Mutah University

Mr. Yaqoub AlSyag

Member

Finance Unit / Mutah University

Mr. Nazeh Zurakat

Member

Finance Unit / Mutah University

Technical Committee

Mr. Emad Qalaja

Computer Center

Mutah University

Mr. Ali Adaleh

Computer Center

Mutah University

Mr. Mohamed Elaree

Computer Center

Mutah University

Forms & Guidelines


Sponsors


Venue


The ESAC‐2018 conference will be held in the campus of Faculty of Agriculture, Mutah University, Karak, Jordan.

Contact US


Prof. Dr. Adel Abdel-Ghani

Chair of the Conference

Dean of Faculty of Agriculture

Cell phone: +962‐799771229

Email: abdelghani@mutah.edu.jo

Prof. Dr. Firas Al-Zyoud

Co-Chair of the Conference

Chair of Organizing and Scientific Committees

Cell phone: +962‐797441900

Email: firaszud@mutah.edu.jo

Fax: +962‐3-2323154

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