Food, Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture.
Food, Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture.

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  • 01, Dec / 03, Dec 2019
  • Cairo, Egypt
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Objective Of The Conference

The first international conference on Food, Nutrition, Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) will be taking place in Cairo from the 1st – 3rd of December 2019.

The main aim of the conference is to shed light on all aspects of food, nutrition, sustainable agriculture and industry, through establishing knowledge exchange between academics, researchers, experts, and scholars.

Moreover, the conference aims to prepare researchers, and practitioners, with a leading interdisciplinary platform, and the knowledge they require to produce a richer quality work, hence, enabling them to present and discuss the most recent innovations and trends that are proposing practical solutions to the faced challenges in various fields of food, nutrition security, and sustainable agriculture.

The conference's main theme sheds light on "Innovations and advanced technologies in food industrial processing". This will not only give the chance for researchers and experts across the globe to come together, but it will also allow them to perceive new scientific innovations in the field, and find more efficient approaches.

This will be achieved by focusing on the recent researches and discoveries made in the field of food production, processing & safety, sustainable agriculture, food engineering, nutrition, and technology & food security.

FNSSA provides a great opportunity to share and enhance the latest research and innovations in the field of food, nutrition, security, and sustainable agriculture, which in return will enhance the discoveries and researchers of the nutraceutical experts, nutritionists, enlisted dieticians, agriculture researchers, food safety and hygiene experts, academic faculties, founders, CEOs, SEMs, business delegates, and even young scientists.

Conference Topics

Food & Nutrition

This session's main objective is to not only examining the metabolism rate of the different nutrients, but it also discusses their nutritive value. The rising need and awareness of consumers toward the health benefits of foods and their nutritional benefits for potential health enhancement and disease prevention is the driving force of the global functional food and nutritional market. 

It examines functional aspects of food and how different types of food impacts health positively much more than any basic nutrition.

For instance, Probiotics are living microorganisms which when consumed are more likely to result in health benefits to the host. Additionally, it explains food fortification which includes all kinds of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, botanicals, and many other products.

It also mentions the wide variety of forms that the dietary supplements come in such as capsules, traditional tablets, powders, and energy bars.

Moreover, it discusses the hybrid methods of nutrition plans that include; Natural, Nutraceutical, a pharmaceutical-grade and standardized nutrient that is concentrated and repackages is a non-food format like a capsule for example.


Food Safety and Control

The growth of bacteria on food, causes food poisoning in most cases, it is marked that every year the number of casualties caused by food poisoning is approximately 2 million people occurs as a result of unsafe food.

Hence, food safety is a remarkable public health issue that is going to be discussed in this session. In order to prevent food poisoning, food safety which includes handling, preparation, and proper storage of food is definitely required.

For every nation, effective food control and legislation is needed in order to succeed in the promotion of a safety food supply which will result in protecting consumers from contaminated and poisoned foods.

Businesses seek to maintain and/or improve their product quality through quality control achieving reduced or zero errors. This can only be attained by creating an environment in which both management and employees strive for perfection.


Agro-Food Engineering & Technology

A new revolution in sustainable agriculture and food industry is being created through Agro-food engineering & technology, hence, improving and paying attention to how to convert Agro-food waste, in which is created during the stages of production, manufacture, retail, storage and consumption into added value products & energy.

This session discusses the process of food technology which is the conversion of agricultural products into food, and one form of food into another. It results into new methods and systems to keep new food products safe. 


 Agro-Food Business and Food security

This session focuses on the business of agricultural production and food processing; Agro-food business, that includes agrichemicals, breeding, crop circulation, fast food, alongside marketing and retail sales.

Furthermore, its systems include different occupations that are involved in the coordination of all activities that contributes to the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, development of agricultural commodities, plant & animal products, and other natural resources.

Additionally, this session also discusses food security which is the condition in which people have physical, social, and even economic access to all the safe & nutritious foods that meets their dietary needs putting into consideration the foods they prefer most, ensuring them an active and healthy lifestyle.

Food availability, access, and utilization are the main things that determine food security which then indicates their nutritional impacts.

On the other hand, the livability of these cities will be compromised due to the increase in the demands of water, food, and energy, unless a balance hits them.


Sustainable Agriculture

This session focuses on healthy environment, economic profitability, social and economic equity through sustainable agriculture focus.

It aims to sustain farmers, resources, and communities by promoting profitable methods and farming practices.

In the present, its main goal is to meet society's needs without the need of compromising the ability of future generations in order to meet their own needs.


 Agricultural Production Systems

This session focuses on integrated agricultural production systems modelling environment which is a mixed approach to farming.

This approach uses natural resources through the combination of crop and livestock inputs and outputs in order to promote environmentally beneficial farming practices.

It also mentions, models cropping systems that has become agricultural modelling which incorporates new capabilities and analysis domains of greenhouse gas emissions, soil carbon changes, ecosystem services, food security, pests & disease losses, livestock & climate change mitigation, and adaption.

  • 1. Functional Aspects of Food and Nutrition

    1-1 The Role of Functional Foods in Disease Prevention

    1-2 The Role of Nutraceuticals in Human Health

    1-3 Functional Foods: Benefits, Awareness, and Challenges

    1-4 Maximizing the Potential of Food Fortification

    1-5 Ways to Improve Food Quality and Consistency in Food Manufacturing

  • 2. Preventive Food Safety Controls

    2-1 Food Preservation Methods and Biological Food Safety Hazards

    2-2 Food Safety Plan Overview and Resources for Preparing Food Safety Plans

    2-3 Sanitation Requirements in Controlling Food Quality

    2-4 Public Health Global Perspectives

    2-5 Supply-chain Preventive Controls, Verification and Validation Procedures

  • 3. Concepts of Sustainable Agriculture

    3-1 Sustainable Agriculture: Methods and Benefits

    3-2 Organic Farming: Methods and Technologies

    3-3 Crop Efficiency in Agricultural Production

    3-4 Effects of Using Fertilizers and Pesticides on Agriculture

    3-5 Future Opportunities of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant 

  • 4. Agro-food Engineering, Technology and Food Business Managements

     4-1 Smart Packaging and Agro-Food Economics

     4-2 Robotics in Food Science & Agricultural Machinery

     4-3 Horticultural produce marketing and value chains

     4-4 Agro-Food Waste and Energy Management

     4-5 Food Security: Abundance, Scarcity and Utilization

  • 5. Maintaining Water Resources to Minimize Shortage

     5-1 Conservation and Uses of Natural Water Resources

     5-2 The Sustainable Development of Water Resources Overview

     5-3 Water Resources Engineering and Hydrology

     5-4 International Case Studies on Water Scarcity: Causes, Problems, and Solutions

     5-5 Sustainable Water Resources Management

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 10 Sep 2019
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 20 Sep 2019
Full Paper Submission Deadline 10 Feb 2020
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 24 Feb 2020
Early Payment Deadline 01 Oct 2019
Regular Payment Deadline 15 Oct 2019
Late Payment Deadline 10 Nov 2019
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 05 Oct 2019
Letter of Final Acceptance 05 Oct 2019
Conference Program 01 Nov 2019
Conference Launch 01 Dec 2019
Conference Venue

Grand Nile Tower (Grand Hayat), Cairo

AddressCorniche El Nil، Garden City، Cairo Governorate.

Conference Fees

Conference fees


Early bird




Professional (Egyptian)

2000 EGP

3000 EGP

4000 EGP

Students (Egyptian)

1500 EGP

2000 EGP

2500 EGP

IFNET member

1600 EGP

2300 EGP

3000 EGP

Professional (non-Egyptian)

400 $

500 $

600 $

Students (non-Egyptian)

300 $

400 $

450 $

IFNET member

330 $


470 $


  • IFNET : ” Innovation for Food network” (IFNET). The IFNET will act as an innovation support service to enhance dialogue among research institutions, industry, society representatives (NGOs), venture capital organizations and investors’ groups. This network will help different actors “to get together” in order to keep dialogue, exchange and share knowledge and initiatives.

To get the IFNET membership , you can send email request the application form of IFNET to the following email :   

Refund Policy

Please note that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa if needed, by sending an invitation letter, but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances for any reason will receive refunds according to the following plan and according to the number of days from the start of the event:

Cancellation Policy Up to 60 days before the event Up to 50 days before the event Up to 40 days before the event 39 days before the event
Penalty 20% 50% 70% 100%


A refund is not possible if

- An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)

- The proceedings of the event have been published (Authors only)

- All matters have been finalized (accommodation/travel expenses paid for)

Visa Rejection Cases

Reason and proof of rejection must be submitted. If the reason for rejection is due to an error on our part, the participant will be refunded their full fee with a deduction of a 20% administration fee.

Documents to be issued by IEREK to acquire a visa are as follows:

* Final Acceptance Letter (Authors only)

* Visa Invitation Letter

* Invoice/proof of payment

We encourage all authors and attendees to ensure their having acquired all documents (those applicable) mentioned.

If the reason for rejection is not related to any of the aforementioned and is an error on the participant’s part, the following will apply:

* Authors: may choose to let their co-author present his/her research on his/her behalf free of charge. If the author does not have a co-author, a member of the scientific committee shall present on the author’s behalf.

* Audience members/Registrants: will only be allowed to attend another similar event of their choosing that is organized by IEREK free of charge.


- Publication in IEREK Press:- Authors will be given the chances to publish in 'ARChive'.


* Thus, such outstanding material will lead to the indexing of the series in well-known indexing databases such as 'Scopus' and 'Thomson Reuters'.


Participation Procedures

Before the Conference

Authors interested in participating in the conference as Authors/Co-authors will be expected to submit an abstract (200 – 300 words) for a short version of their research (4 to 5 pages in length).

Elementary Review:

Once an abstract has been submitted to our website, it is assigned for revision by the reviewers/experts in the field. Your paper’s review should consider a specific criteria that includes a relevant topic of the conference that should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives and a study clearly presented with a sound literature and methodology of work. The paper is then subject to

- Acceptance (with minor editing changes).

- Conditional acceptance (with revisions provided to authors).

- Rejection but encouraged for re-submission with major modifications.

- Rejection as inappropriate or unworthy of presentation in this certain conference.

Acceptance for your paper: 

After receiving an acceptance for your abstract and after the submission of your research (short paper version), the paper will enter a process for plagiarism check to ensure that the content is original and another to ensure its relevance to the conference themes and topics. During the conference, and only after having received acceptance for presentation, your paper will be included a the conference proceedings book among research submitted.

After the Conference

- Authors interested in publishing their manuscripts will be required to submit an extended version of their research papers (10 -12 pages long) and they will be subject to a rigorous revision process as follows:

Uploading Full-Length Paper:

Authors who are allowed to upload their full-length paper(s) should use the same account details to upload their full paper(s).

First Acceptance:

The final paper will proceed to the primary revision to be checked if it meets the conference proceedings standards. Once it is accepted, the author will be informed to pay the fees so that it could be sent for the final revision by the scientific committee.

Inspections and Final Approval of Full Papers:

The full papers, with completed fees, will get finally inspected, both, scientifically and linguistically. There will be a rigorous review process of full papers following the previous process according to the following criteria:

(1) Is the topic relevant to the conference?
(2) Are the writing and structure clear?
(3) Are graphics, photos, illustrations used where needed?
(4) Are the aims of the study clearly stated?
(5) Are the objectives of the study achieved?
(6) Is the literature review relevant and adequate?
(7) Has the author used the appropriate methodology and explained them clearly?
(8) Has the author interpreted the findings correctly?
(9) Is the paper a significant contribution to the field?

These are the registration and revision procedures for publication that all authors should follow.

Authors' Instructions
 Short Papers
Instructions of Short Paper Submissions: Authors whom like to submit short papers should be informed that the structure of a short paper should contain its abstract, keywords, introduction, problem statements and the hypothetical solution along with further studies that they will go through when they want to extend their paper to be published online. A short paper fee doesn’t have a chance to receive any type of discount whatever the authors was previously published with IEREK or the author is one of IEREK’s scientific committee and or a representative of a co- host university. A short paper is only published in the conference proceedings book and will not have a chance to be published online by Springer or by IEREK’s Journals unless the author extends their work to a full length paper and pay the requested fee.
To download the writing template for a Short paper, Click here

Extended Papers
- Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.
- After you have received the acceptance of your abstract, please continue to write your full paper with the requested template (please download from the link provided below).


Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper. For publication, the accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

Writing Templates: Authors are strongly encouraged to use the formatting style described below for submitting an abstract as this format is required for the full paper.

- English will be the official language of the conference (FNSSA).

To download the writing template for a full-length paper, Click here

Abstract and full paper submission instructions, Click here
English Editing Service

- IEREK provides you the English Review service; where we will be responsible for the language review process of your paper. This service will get your paper revised in terms of grammar, punctuation, and language structure; without changing the scientific content.

- This service will ensure you have the perfect language structure, to get your perfect paper published. This will help you increase the number of citations and make it easier for others access the information provided in your paper.

Fees for the editing process:

Paper Pages Papers 4-5 pages long Papers 8-12 pages long
Editing fees 80$ 150$

If you are interested in getting this service, please email us your paper on:

Plagiarism Policy

- IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/taking the ideas and work of other authors without permission and credit is fraudulent.

- The reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process, on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism.

- Duplicating any content, even if it is one sentence or one table without the consent of its original author, will lead to the paper’s refusal upon the complaint of the plagiarism victim.

Benefits Of Attending

Since conferences are the places where new science results are typically first presented so, it helps you sharpen the saw, meet experts & influencers face to face, learning in a new space, build your knowledge base, expand your resources and grow your professional network. Yet attending conferences organized by IEREK will not only helps you gain previous benefits but also can be very rewarding on the professional level due to below reasons:

1. Open Discussions: We bring together leading academic scientists to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of smart cities development. Furthermore, you get to converse with other researchers from different universities and countries. You learn from experts in the field. It is a great opportunity to find more about your field and listen to ideas that could help inspire research ideas of your own.

2. Internationally Accredited Certificate: The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates which will be added to their certificates of experience or could be presented to the official authorities concerned.

3. Publication: The conference proceedings will be published by one or more journals since authors can choose to publish their research paper either in "ARChive" international journal of science hosted by IEREK Press or "SSRN" by "ELSEVIER". Besides, high-quality manuscripts based on scientific committee evaluation will be published either in Environmental Sciences & Sustainable Development (ESSD) by IEREK Press or a book series by "Springer".

4. Research Technologies: Conferences also can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research. Moreover, they let you test them out, share teaching tools and techniques, or even obtain samples of textbooks.

5. Networking: Conferences help in networking which often increases your chances of collaboration in future projects. As you can engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.

6. Academic Reputation: Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles, not to mention the benefits for your C.V as it will create an impression that you are an active member of the academic community.

7. Conference Proceedings Material: Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hardcover book or in digital format on a CD. The CD will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.

8. Venue: Getting an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learning about its people and culture.

Moreover, all conference papers are archived online in the E-Library of IEREK‘s website where they are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.

Visa Application

- For participants who need Entry Visas, IEREK will issue a visa letter for applicants who are accepted to present at our conferences.

- Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

Conference Program
DAY 1 1 Dec, 2019
08:00—9:30 Arrival and Registration
09:30—11:30 Opening session
11:30—12:00 Coffee Break
12:00—12:30 KEYNOTE 1
12:30—13:00 KEYNOTE 2
13:00—13:30 KEYNOTE 3
13:30—14:00 KEYNOTE 4
14:00—14:30 KEYNOTE 5
14:30—15:15 Lunch

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20:00—23:00 Gala Dinner
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12:40—13:30 Chairman Word
12:40—13:30 Closing Ceremony
13:40 - 20:00 Visit to the City of Pompeii/ Amalfi Coast/ Ravello
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