ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
The Eastern University, Sri Lanka is a public university in Vantharumoolai, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. It was established in 1986. The university was preceded by the Batticaloa University College established in 1981, is currently occupying around 10000 students from different communities. At present, the Eastern University, Sri Lanka has a main campus at Vantharumoolai, Trincomalee Campus at Trincomalee, and the Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies (SVIAS) at Kalladi, with the facilities of Library Network, Centre for Information and Communication Technology, Sports etc. Batticaloa city is the seat of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka and is a major city in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, and is situated on an Island. Batticaloa has a nickname, "Land of the singing fish" due to musical sounds that related to fish or aquatic creature in the Batticaloa Lagoon. One of the most remarkable richness of Batticaloa district is its 3 lagoons. Batticaloa lagoon is the largest one, more than 50 km long and it opens to the sea. Batticaloa district is bordered on its east side by the Indian ocean, and is therefore an ideal place for sea lovers, endowed with around 120 kilometers of sandy beaches and numerous fishing villages. The most famous beaches in the district are definitely Passikudah and Kalkudah beaches, are shallow waters and coral reefs that makes them safe areas for bathing even for novice swimmers.
The Faculty of Agriculture was the one among the two faculties established in 1986. The vision of our faculty is to offer valuable learning experiences to our students and stimulate richer and sustainable quality of life for farming society in the Eastern region, the nation and the world. Mission of the faculty is to create a learning community. The Faculty organized an International symposium on Transformation for challenging Agriculture, in order to promote the research and capacity building in the field of Agriculture and to promote healthy Agriculture for the future.
ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
The 1st International Symposium on Agriculture is an esteemed event organized by Eastern University, Sri Lanka with the theme, “Transformation for Challenging Agriculture” to give a great opportunity for academicians, researchers and budding students by providing an international forum to share their research experiences with the global experts and gain knowledge to meet the challenges in agriculture.
Now, the agriculture is in the phase to face challenges viz., low growth, volatile energy prices, environmental concerns and rising expectations from consumers. It is the responsibility of the agriculture to satisfy consumers’ expectations by supplying plenty of affordable good quality food. To meet this world’s necessities, crop production systems need innovative solutions to produce more in environmentally, economically and socially viable way. Thus, at present era, the transformation in agriculture is crucial and inevitable.
The symposium organizing with the theme, “Transformation for challenging Agriculture” will provide a room to present hi-tech, valuable and safety techniques, which can be appropriate for transforming agriculture.
“Transformation for Challenging Agriculture”
ISA 2017 invites scientists, academics, young researchers, students, and stakeholders from both national and international level.
Calling of paper
15 January 2017
Submission of Full Paper
15 May 2017
Notification of Acceptance
30 June 2017
Final Submission of Full Paper
30 July 2017
Last date of Registration
10 September 2017
5 -6 October, 2017