Organic agriculture in the tropics provides an ideal academic platform that presents a number of specific challenges that justify a dedicated conference.The conference will bring together scholars and practitioners who interested to present the latest research findings in area of Organic Agriculture, and other related topics. The idea of this conference is begun from an urgent need for more research, both fundamental and applied, on organic agriculture practices in the tropics, and for a better dissemination of existing knowledge towards the practitioners in the field. The aim of this conference is therefore to bring together scientists, policy makers and practitioners active in organic farming to present the latest research developments, and discuss how new and existing knowledge can be implemented in an efficient manner in order to foster further development of organic farming. For details of research areas, please look at major field of research.
All papers must be submitted online and are subject to blind-peer review of our committee. All presented papers will be published in a proceeding with ISBN, and some papers have opportunity to be published in IOP Conference Series. The conference are available for online presentation or recorded presentation.
Why a conference in Indonesia?
Indonesia is a country where many crops are grown by default without external inputs, and hence where the step to true organic farming is often small. Moreover, there are numerous initiatives of organic farming in crops that are traditionally grown in a conventional manner (rice, vegetables). The Indonesian government is very supportive towards organic farming, including support for marketing and acquiring certification. Over the last ten years, the Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta and Indonesian Center for Agricultural Land Resources Research and Development have collaborated intensively in research, and the organization of this conference is a logical outcome of this collaboration.
Who is organizing the conference?
The conference is organized by UnIiversitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)- Yogyakarta and BBSDLP (Balai Besar Sumberdaya Lahan Pertanian). It is co-organised by ISOFAR (International Society of Organic Farming Research) and HITI, the Himpunan Ilmu Tanah Indonesia or Soil Science Society of Indonesia