In recent years, the global community has recognized the urgent need to address the challenges facing our agricultural practices and food systems. With a growing population, increasing environmental concerns, and the need to ensure food security for all, sustainable agriculture has emerged as a vital solution.
Creating more sustainable food systems will depend on emerging new technologies and further developing new tools towards greater innovation and approaches on creating a more economically sustainable world. Such innovations and approaches must create and provide opportunities, generate income. Reducing levels of malnutrition, hunger, and lack of food accessibility will require new approaches to achieve social sustainability, which will increase accessibility to food all over the world. Governments and policy makers should adhere to creating a more environmentally sustainable solution to increase the air and soil quality, to safeguard the resources, and minimize food loss, waste, and emissions.
This first international Conference on “Sustainable Agriculture and innovative Food Systems” (SAIF) aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and innovation in the realm of sustainable agriculture and food systems. Our goal is to foster dialogue among participants and generate actionable ideas to promote sustainable practices throughout the entire food agri-value chain from pre-production, and production to supply chains and consumption.
The (SAIF) conference is an online conference organized by COEUS Institute where all proceedings submitted to it will swiftly be published within three months, where authors can now have their publications featured in Sustainable Landscape and Natural Resources Management (SLNR) book series by Springer Nature. All proceedings will be presented during the conference. (SAIF) aims to explore many challenges and opportunities in creating and developing sustainable food systems as the world is adhering to achieve the SDG goals.
Throughout the conference, we will go through various topics such as regenerative agriculture, organic farming, precision agriculture, climate-smart practices, food waste reduction, equitable access to nutritious food, and the role of technology in advancing sustainable agriculture.
We have brought together a distinguished lineup of keynote speakers, panelists, and presenters who are experts in their respective fields. They will share their insights, research findings, and best practices, offering valuable perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in achieving sustainability in agriculture and food systems.
We encourage all researcher who like to swiftly publish their work to contribute and submit their work in a timely manner. Together, we can explore innovative solutions, policy frameworks, and practical strategies to build resilient, sustainable, and inclusive agricultural and food systems. Let us work together to shape a more sustainable and food-secure future for generations to come.
1. Sustainable Agricultural Practices
1.1 Regenerative agriculture
1.2 Organic farming
1.3 Precision agriculture
1.4 Climate-smart agriculture
2. Sustainable Food Production
2.1 Sustainable livestock production
2.2 Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
2.3 Circular economy in agriculture
2.4 Technology and innovation in agriculture
3. Food Systems and Nutrition
3.1 Food waste reduction and food loss
3.2 Access to nutritious food
3.3 Policy and governance for sustainable agriculture
3.4 Sustainable agriculture and rural development
4. Environmental Impact and Resilience
4.1 Biodiversity conservation in agriculture
4.2 Water management in agriculture
4.3 Energy efficiency and renewable energy in agriculture
4.4 Sustainable land use and soil management
Short Paper Submission Deadline
15 Dec 2023
Notification of acceptance/ rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper
15 Jan 2024
Start Payment Date
15 Nov 2023
End Payment Date
31 Dec 2023
01 Feb 2024
21 Feb 2024
SLNR book by Springer
15 Nov 2023
The fee covers:
A softcopy of the abstract book
IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate in softcopy
Acceptance Letters in softcopy
Consideration for publishing in the SLNRbook by Springer
Access to conference recordings
Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees) regardless of attendance. Co-authors, each, have their own fees to pay to attend the event.
A research paper fee allows only one author, whether main or co-author, to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference Abstract book in soft copy. Extras can be requested for an additional fee.
Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
1. Bank transfer
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2. Online payment gateway (Stripe)
Participants who would like to complete their payments online must send a request to the conference coordinator/ email and CC [email protected] to receive a customized electronic invoice to complete their payments.
Payment Terms and Guidelines:
Read more on Important Dates. For information on payment dates, kindly send a request to the conference coordinator/email and CC [email protected] to receive payment details to complete the payment.
After online registration and payment, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed.
Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full/ extended paper (if submitted) can only be given after the peer review process.
Inclusion in the conference program, acceptance letters issuance and consideration for publication must be preceded by registration and payment completion.
Online Payment (only) should only be completed once a proforma invoice is issued with respective instructions for successful payment.
Your short paper / extended abstract should be 4 – 6 pages long and submitted before the paper submission deadline, in English, and fit within one of the conference topics.
The Extended abstract i.e., the short paper should follow the research paper structure as follows: Abstract (+keywords), Introduction, problem statement, and study aim, Review of the Literature, Methodology, results and conclusion/ discussion, References list using the Paper Writing Template.
The submission (short paper i.e. extended abstract) should be made following the same procedure followed for the abstract or sent to the conference email.
Step 2: Rigorous Peer Review Process (double-blind)
This process can only be initiated after payment completion and confirmation:
If submitted, the extension (short paper) will be preliminarily checked (iThenticate plagiarism/ similarity screening Software, readability, and scope) and it will be peer-reviewed. If similarity issues are detected, the following will apply:
% from all sources: 10-15%
% from one source: 3-5%
Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities
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.
Each paper/ chapter is evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers, after which a final decision by the responsible Editor is made. There is no maximum to the number of times a paper can be reviewed, depending on the quality of the submission.
If your short paper is accepted by the Editors for publishing with comments/ requested modifications, our Editors (publishing department) will contact you once a decision is made and you will be asked to revise and correct it. After resubmission, it will be re-checked. Note: There may be more than one round of peer review and the decision rests with the editors of the title. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion/ rejection from the final publication.
All accepted submissions to the conference, after a rigorous double-blinded peer-review process by the respective and a highly-extinguished Editorial Board, will be published in:
Sustainable Landscape Planning and Natural Resources Management (SLNR), an IEREK Interdisciplinary book series published by Springer Nature.
Sustainable Landscape Planning and Natural Resources Management (SLNR) is a peer-reviewed book series that presents groundbreaking research through the intersection of two main areas that of which are ‘Sustainable Landscape Planning’ and ‘Natural Resources Management’. The series initially covers a wide range of academic disciplines in sustainability, including landscape ecology, green urbanism, urban regeneration, land restoration and renaturation, energy management, and nature conservation. Moreover, it also incorporates the latest developments and research in engineering topics that contribute to more sustainable cities, such as Geosciences, infrastructure, civil engineering, geology, mining, water, and natural resources conservation and management.
By showcasing methods for discovering, managing, and employing natural resources, the series aims to provide approaches that enable the responsible use of these resources. Ultimately, the SLNR series is committed to advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Read More
Benefits Of Attending
Attending a conference dramatically enhances both your professional and personal development. They help you sharpen the saw, meet and converse with industry experts, expand your resources and grow your professional network. IEREK Conference will help you:
1. Open Discussions: We bring together leading academic scientists, from different universities and countries, to exchange and share their experiences and research results.
2. Internationally Accredited Certificate: The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates acknowledged by IEREK, and Partnering Organization.
3. Publication: Selected high-quality manuscripts will be published, after peer review, in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (SLNR) book series by Springer
4. Research Technologies: Conferences can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research.
5. Networking: You can engage with industry experts to discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on and increase your chances of collaboration in future projects.
6. Academic Reputation: Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles and an active member of the academic community.
7. Conference Abstracts Material: Delegates will receive the conference Abstracts book in soft copy.