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Agri 2024

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Dachang Zhang
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Dachang Zhang, Water & Eco Crisis Foundation, San Jose, United States

Water, humans and the environment constitute the WHE system. The dynamic state and dynamic development trend of dynamic interactions between water and other members of the system is the so-called water situation. From the perspective of suitaiology, the natural situation of water [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Derek Scuffell
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Derek Scuffell, Knowmatics, United Kingdom

This presentation introduces a cost-effective IoT-based pest surveillance system, designed initially for smallholder farms in Tamil Nadu, India, to combat invasive species like the Fall Armyworm (FAW). Integrating affordable sensor technology, progressive web apps and knowledge g [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Sundaravelpandian Kalaipandian
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Sundaravelpandian Kalaipandian, The University of Queensland, Australia

Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) is one of the important cash crops for the arid and semi-arid regions in the world. Global consumption of fresh and dried dates is constantly increasing every year. In 2020, the total consumption increased to 9.74 million tonnes globally. Dates [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Henrik Barth
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Henrik Barth, Halmstad University, Sweden

The aim of this contribution is to present a research project that focus on how agricultural entrepreneurs work to reach safe and sustainable working processes in their businesses, and by this contribute to concept development regarding how safe and sustainable processes can be d [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Pia Ulvenblad
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Pia Ulvenblad, Halmstad University, Sweden

The aim of this contribution is to present a research project that focus on how agricultural entrepreneurs work to reach safe and sustainable working processes in their businesses, and by this contribute to concept development regarding how safe and sustainable processes can be d [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Sova Yadav
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Sova Yadav, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India

Since 2016, the Fall armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) has moved globally from its native American distribution to Africa and Asia. It is a crop pest species that invaded India in 2018 and has rapidly spread throughout the country. Rearing the FAW in different ar [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Gopal Naik
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Gopal Naik, Indian Institute of Managemnt (IIM), Bangalore, India

Productivity primarily determines the competitiveness of a country. Countries with high productivity can become highly competitive in the global market and enhance their export revenues. On the other hand, productivity shocks can worsen the commodity price dynamics in the domesti [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Marjana Zajc
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Marjana Zajc, Geological Survey of Slovenia, Slovenia

One of the greatest burdens on the groundwater quality comes from diffuse pollution in agriculture. Precision agriculture reduces its impact on groundwater and ensures a more sustainable water and fertilizer usage. For correctly implementing precision agriculture procedures, know [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Happy Bango
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Happy Bango, University of Limpopo, South Africa

NPK fertilizer application on plants could have adverse effects on test crops when applied inappropriately. Fertilization of NPK is a key factor influencing tea's physiological, physical and chemical qualities. However, the influence of NPK on essential and non-essential mine [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Musa Baldeh
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Musa Baldeh, Surex Farms, Gambia

This research document aims to address the challenges faced by modern agriculture, including resource inefficiency and environmental concerns, and proposes a solution utilizing precision agriculture techniques. The problem lies in the imprecise application of inputs, such as wate [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - SAWADOGO Abdoulaye
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
SAWADOGO Abdoulaye, Joseph Ki-Zerbo University, Burkina Faso

The purpose of this reflection is to analyse the agricultural situation in Burkina Faso in the context of the security crisis. The security crisis that has gripped the country since 2015 is having a greater impact on rural areas, which are home to 73%85 of the country's farme [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Zhongsheng Guo
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Zhongsheng Guo, ISWC, Northwestern A & F University, yangling, CAS & MWR, China

Agriculture is the foundation of social high-quality development. Agriculture development has gone through the original Agriculture stag, yield and quality increasing stage and now into the agriculture high quality development. The theory foundation of Agriculture high quality de [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Anja Korosa
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Anja Korosa, Geological Survey of Slovenia, Slovenia

Groundwater quantity and quality are of great importance for people's well-being and economic development. It is a very important resource for drinking water, irrigation and industrial uses. Different pollutants, including nutrients from agricultural areas, enter the groundwa [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Frederick Osei Frimpong Junior
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Frederick Osei Frimpong Junior, SBG Farms, Ghana

A series of laboratory experiments were conducted to assess the impact of various water treatments, specifically distilled, ozonized, and ionized water, on the microbial growth and seed sprout quality of Moringa oleifera lam. The research took place in a greenhouse structure over [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Felicien Amakpe
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Felicien Amakpe, Ministère du Cadre de Vie et des Transport, en Charge du Developpement Durable, Benin

Combretum micranthum is a wild medicinal melliferous tree from the tropical regions. As it is not domesticated and is intensively harvested, it is threatened to extinction and such extinction will hinder its ecological functions, the sociocultural and magico medicinal knowledge t [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Noor Asfia
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Noor Asfia, Intellectual Property Experts Consultancy (IPEC), Pakistan

Pakistan's agricultural landscape holds immense potential, marked by its diverse geographical regions and rich biodiversity. However, the realization of this potential faces multifaceted challenges, particularly in the context of advancing agricultural geographical indication [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Sabeen
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Sabeen, The university of agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan

The research work entitled “Effect of Bacillus pumilus strains on heavy metal accumulation in lettuce grown on contaminated soil” focused on functional role of Bacillus pumilus strains inoculated with lettuce seed in mitigating heavy metal in chromite mining soil. In [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Diriba Shiferaw
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Diriba Shiferaw, Instructor and Researcher at Arsi University, Ethiopia

Onion is a potential crop in Ethiopia; however, its production and seed quality are low due to inappropriate bulb size and storage time utilization. Thus, an experiment was conducted at Melkassa Agricultural Research Center during 2021/22 and 2022/23 cropping years to investigate [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Wakshum Shiferaw Gemeda
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Wakshum Shiferaw Gemeda, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia

This paper aimed to assess climate-smart agricultural practices in Ethiopia, discuss the contribution of climate-smart agricultural practices for mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, and examine determinant factors of climate-smart agricultural practices in mitigating greenhou [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Mesfin Mitiku Mitiku Feleke
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Mesfin Mitiku Mitiku Feleke, Addi Ababa University, Ethiopia

Water resource in the Awash River basin faces significant challenge because of natural hydro-climate variabilities and climate change. In this study, spatial and temporal variability of available water gap in the Awash Basin was studied using the Water Evaluation and Planning (WE [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Gbolahan Oshonubi
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Gbolahan Oshonubi, Intelligent Network Services Limited, Nigeria

In developing countries, agriculture remains one of the major occupations. With interests from small holder farmers to commercial farmers, agriculture is a major employer. As the number of the interested farmers are increasing there is a challenge with the commensurable number of [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 -  Nelida Lucia Del Mastro
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Nelida Lucia Del Mastro, Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, IPEN/CNEN, Brazil

To produce more, better and safer food we must be able to do so while promoting the sustainable use of agricultural resources.  The increase in agricultural production is currently through the use of pesticides, fertilizers, and developments in plant breeding and genetic ski [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Gabrielle Elan Roesch McNally
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Gabrielle Elan Roesch McNally, American Farmland Trust, United States

This presentation represents applied research conducted as part of a climate smart cohort training that rural BIPOC identifying women participated in during 2023 in eastern North Carolina. During 2023, 29 BIPOC identifying women joined American Farmland Trust, NC State and the Bl [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Anna Kirstgen
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Anna Kirstgen, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany

Europe's rural and urban areas are facing growing problems due to climate change, loss of biodiversity, unsustainable use of resources and growing alienation between urban and rural dwellers. These trends threaten the sustainability of urban development and food systems. A [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Laura
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Laura, Tecnalia, Spain

Counting insects in plants has many applications, such as the development of new insecticides. Deep learning has allowed to develop robust automation of the insect counting in images of leaves by density map estimation. However, deep learning requires many annotated data. Th [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Madhusmitha Baruah
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Madhusmitha Baruah, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, India

The study addresses the critical issues of nutrient deficiency hindering plant growth and the environmental hazards associated with excessive fertilizer use. A novel synthetic protocol is proposed, involving the preparation of nickel–zinc oxide cross-linked carboxymethyl [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Anne Wanjogu Gichangi
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Anne Wanjogu Gichangi, Knya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), Kenya

Sweetpotato is one of the important food security crops in Kenya. A shortage of clean planting materials is the main constraint in production this crop. For the subsequent planting seasons, farmers use their own saved seed. However, the farmers are unable to maintain their seed d [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Senaka Lalith Dharmasri Amarathunga
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Senaka Lalith Dharmasri Amarathunga, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka

The sustainable cultivation of organic tea is facing a grave challenge in the form of climate change, which has led to a host of negative impacts on tea production. In order to mitigate these impacts and ensure the continued viability of organic tea cultivation, swift and effecti [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Fatbardh allaku
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Fatbardh allaku, Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania, Albania

Albanian agriculture and agri-food sector have been growing over the latest 10 years, at similar pace as the rest of the economy. Economic development in rural areas is characterized by high dependence in agriculture. The agricultural sector experiences stable growth, but with a [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Frederick K Mugerwa
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Frederick K Mugerwa, Self, Uganda

Agriculture sector is the bedrock of the Uganda’s economy. In the financial year 2022/23, agriculture accounted for about 24% of the Gross Domestic Product. About 68% of Uganda’s working population is employed in agriculture. There is a strong correlation between [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Fikadu kifle Haileglorigis
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Fikadu kifle Haileglorigis, ADDDI ABABA UNIVERSITY, Ethiopia

Common bean is one of the most important sources of protein in Ethiopia and other developing countries. However, the Mexican bean weevil, Zabrotes subfasciatus (Boheman), is a major factor in the storage of common beans that causes losses. Studies were conducted to evaluate the e [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Amaneul Berhanu
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Amaneul Berhanu, Jimma University, Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, female-headed households have limited access to and control over key resources than male-headed households. This problem calls a need to study gender differentiated vulnerability to climate change to facilitate decisions, to focus on the most vulnerable groups and to [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Fahimeh Helali Soltanahmadi
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Fahimeh Helali Soltanahmadi, Project HOPE, Ethiopia

To investigate the effects of seed pretreatment on drought tolerance, an experimental Marigold (Calendula officinalis L) was tested in 2017-2018. A germination experiment was performed in the laboratory of Urmia University. The experiment was performed as a factorial experiment i [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Filmon Hadaro Hando
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Filmon Hadaro Hando, Center for Regional and Local Development Studies, Ethiopia

Urban agriculture is increasingly recognized in academic research, policy practice, and advocacy as rural land is increasingly shrinking for agricultural production; and is argued as pro-poor urban intervention. This study argued that previous researches focused on: (1) rural agr [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Hamil Uribe
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Hamil Uribe, Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, INIA, Chile

Hazelnut is rapidly expanding in Chile, particularly in central zone, where the climate change has significantly diminished water availability, making irrigation vital. This study assesses hazelnut responses to different irrigation levels, focusing on yield and quality.  The [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Dieudonne KEBA
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Dieudonne KEBA, Societe SOMMAC, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

Food constitutes the first basic need of humanity and food security must be considered a global public good. In a globalized world, choices and actions in one country can have consequences on food security in other parts of the world. Today the Democratic Republic of Congo is th [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Nana Amoako Acheampong
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Nana Amoako Acheampong, Self Help International, Ghana

Background: In 2016, World Food Prize Laureates Maria Andrade, Robert Mwanga, and Jan Low developed a resilient Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato variety rich in beta carotene, aimed at addressing vitamin A deficiency in sub-Saharan Africa. Recognizing the nutritional benefits, Self-He [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Refisa Jebessa Geleta
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Refisa Jebessa Geleta, Ambo University, Ethiopia

Background: Morphological plasticity is one of the capacities of plants to modify their morphological appearance in response to external stimuli. A plant’s morphology and physiology are constantly tuned to its variable surroundings by complex interactions between environmen [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Farouk Shehu Abdulwahab
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Farouk Shehu Abdulwahab, Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology Wudil, Nigeria

 The concept of farmer-farmer knowledge sharing was introduced to bridge the extension worker-farmer ratio gap in developing countries. However, the idea was poorly accepted, especially in typical agrarian communities. Therefore, the study explores the concept of a farmer-to [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Nwafor James Okechukwu
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Nwafor James Okechukwu, NRCRI National Root crops Research Institute Umudike, Nigeria

The freshly harvested wild Polynesian arrowroot, Tacca leontopetaloides tubers used for the experiment of proximate composition, mineral content and antinutritional composition were obtained. The proximate composition analysis of T. leontopetaloide table 1, revealed the presence [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Vijayan Gurumurthy Iyer
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Vijayan Gurumurthy Iyer, Bihar Institute of Public Administration & Rural Development (BIPARD), India

In this article environmental impact assessment (EIA) process for agricultural and horticultural projects, plans, programs, policies, legislative actions towards sustainable development with field EIA reports. The entrepreneurship development through green economic model for sust [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Shashi Vemuri
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Shashi Vemuri, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, India

Climate change and global warming are of great concern to agriculture worldwide and are among the most discussed issues in today’s society. Climate parameters such as increased temperatures, rising atmospheric CO2 levels, and changing precipitation patterns have signif [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - John Giles
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
John Giles, Promar International, United Kingdom

In his presentation, John will draw on his experience of working on consulting assignments in more than 60 countries around the world on horticultural projects. He will give examples of what has historically driven international fresh produce markets around the world, but as we e [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Timothy Leonard Koehnen
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Timothy Leonard Koehnen, Human Resources for Economic Productivity for Agricultural and Rural Development, Portugal

The paper will discuss data related to human resource development to encourage agricultural and rural economic productivity. The data will consider the preparation of young farmers and new entry farmers, rural development workers and agricultural and forestry agents. The paper wi [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Saima Mohan
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Saima Mohan, Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd., India

Agriculture is vital for India's economy and food security with 70% rural population relying on it for livelihood. To address the constraints in agricultural markets and providing quality information, Indian government-initiated Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) to strengt [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Pranay Verma
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Pranay Verma, Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd., India

Agriculture is vital for India's economy and food security with 70% rural population relying on it for livelihood. To address the constraints in agricultural markets and providing quality information, Indian government-initiated Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) to strengt [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Ramesh G B
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Ramesh G B, UAS,DHARWAD, India

This study was initiated with an objective of analyzing the growth in area, production and productivity of horticultural crops in India and Karnataka in Pre NHM and Post NHM Period. The study analyzed the trends in sources of growth in both the periods. The study was based on the [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Iqtidar Hussain
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Iqtidar Hussain, Gomal University, Pakistan

A recent research has revealed significant potential of algae as sources of food, medicine and agricultural inputs. Red algae (Spirulina) contain various vitamins, antioxidants, anticancer agents and minerals that benefit both humans and animals. Algae offer promising prospects f [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Venus Saz
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Venus Saz, College of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Natural Resources (CAFENR) Cavite State University, Philippines

On 12 January 2020, the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Instituteof Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised Alert Level from1 to 4 (out of 5) after increasing activity of Taal Volcano in Batangas. The eruption has resultedindevelopment challenges and [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Felicity Aphiwe Mkhongi
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Felicity Aphiwe Mkhongi, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Deagrarianization among smallholder farmers introduces changes that increase constraints of achieving household food security and sustainable livelihoods in rural areas. This study investigated cultivation trends of smallholder farmers in two villages, one located in Ambros, East [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Pradip Thapa
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Pradip Thapa, Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Nepal

In Nepal, there are three main types of seed systems: formal, informal, and non-formal. However, about 95% of farm households in the Nepal Himalayas rely on informal sources for their seed requirements, using their own locally adapted seeds or obtaining seeds from neighbors and r [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Elias Nelly Bapfakurera
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Elias Nelly Bapfakurera, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania, United Republic of

Tree-based systems (TBS) in the agricultural landscape of Rwanda do supply considerable amounts of fuelwood to the local communities. However, there needs to be more information on the available stocking, aboveground biomass (AGB), and productivity of the trees used for fuelwood. [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Himanshu Verma
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Himanshu Verma, College of Agriculture & Environmental Technology, India

The field experiment was carried out during the Rabi seasons of 2021-22 and 2022-23 at the experimental block of the School of Agricultural Sciences of the Shri Guru Ram Rai University (SAS-SGRRU), Pathribagh, Dehradun, Uttarakhand to study the effect of various nutrient manageme [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Mayank Sharma
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Mayank Sharma, Agriculture university, India

Precision farming in horticulture has emerged as a transformative approach, leveraging cutting-edge technologies to optimize agricultural practices and enhance productivity. This abstract explores the multifaceted integration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positi [....] » Read More

Speaker at Agriculture and  Horticulture 2024 - Bhagwat Saran Asati
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Bhagwat Saran Asati, Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, India

The drumstick (Moringa oleifera L) is one of the important perennial vegetables grown in India. It is popular because of its unique flavor and attractive taste. Spacing is an important factor used to optimize tree growth, development and leaf yield per unit area of land, the tree [....] » Read More

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