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2nd International Conference on Agriculture, Food and Aqua, will be organized around the theme “Seeking the Modernization of Agriculture, Food and Aqua”
Agri Food Aqua 2019 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Agri Food Aqua 2019
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Farmers have modified plants to create the desired traits by the use of various scientific tools and techniques, the method to be known as, agricultural biotechnology. Agricultural biotechnology is being employed to handle issues altogether areas of agricultural production and process. This includes plant breeding to boost and stabilize yields, to boost resistance to pests, diseases and abiotic stresses like drought and cold, and to boost the nutritionary content of foods. It is being used to develop low-cost disease-free plants and also to increase the breeding capacity of plants. Agricultural biotechnology is criticized to create long-term adverse effects like developing new allergens, weeds that are resistant to herbicides, farmers may use additional chemicals to treat crops genetically built to resist poisons and biotechnology may also advance a decline in biodiversity but it should be thought of as a supplement to existing crop improvement programmes.
- Track 1-1Genetic Engineering
- Track 1-2Molecular Markers
- Track 1-3Molecular Diagnostics
- Track 1-4Vaccines
- Track 1-5Tissue culture
Sustainability is based on the principle that the needs of the present should be met without compromising them for future generations. The goal of sustainable agriculture is to fulfill society’s wants within the gift while not compromising it for the future generations to fulfill their own wants. This type of agriculture tries to seek out an honest balance between the necessity for food production and also the preservation of the ecological system. There are other goals related to sustainable agriculture, like conserving water, reducing the employment of fertilizers and pesticides, and promoting biodiversity in crops ecosystem. In agricultural production systems, it is necessary to acknowledge the characteristics of varied resources employed in production, the way they're managed or manipulated within the production method and also the technologies and practices which render the production system unsustainable. There is a need to ensure that the activities do not render the farming systems unsustainable. Agricultural ecology should be maintained as well as promoted.
- Track 2-1Water
- Track 2-2Air
- Track 2-3Soil Management
- Track 2-4Sun Light
Horticulture is a form of agriculture which includes special method and techniques to improve plant products like vegetables, flowers, medicinal plants, nuts, seeds, sprouts, mushrooms, algae, grass, and decorative trees and plants. Through horticulture, we can do plant conservation, landscape restoration, soil management, and garden design, construction and maintenance and arboriculture. Horticulturists are working in the plant development, plant quality, and nutrition, and protect plants from insects, pests, disease, and environmental anxieties.
- Track 3-1Transgenic Plants
- Track 3-2Apomixis
- Track 3-3Biocontrol System
- Track 3-4Soil Erosion
- Track 3-5Soil Fertilization
Livestock Farming is an agricultural practice to produce commodities such as food, fiber, leather, wool, and labor by raising domestic animals like poultry, cow, cattle, fish and other mammals. In recent years, livestock farming is very well managed as animals are provided with proper nutritional food and shelter. However, indoor animal farming has often been criticized for multiple reasons - on grounds of pollution and for animal welfare reasons. Livestock farming plays a major role in the agricultural business and economy of major developing countries.
Veterinary science deals with the health and wellbeing of animals. Like medical degrees, this encompasses everything from preventative care to psychological analysis and complex surgical procedures. Entomology is the study of insects and their relationship to humans, the environment, and other organisms. The study of insects serves as the basis for developments in biological and chemical pest control, food and fiber production and storage, pharmaceuticals epidemiology, biological diversity, and a variety of other fields of science.
- Track 5-1Preventative Care
- Track 5-2Psychological Analysis
- Track 5-3Animal Health
- Track 5-4Molecular Science
Animal foods are a discipline that requires a complete understanding of the complexities of antemortem and post-mortem factors that impact the final product for the consumer. They are a source of high biological value protein, fat, vitamin A, vitamin B12, riboflavin, calcium, iron, and zinc. In addition, animal foods are in general more distinctive in flavor and texture and often more palatable than foods of vegetable origin. Animal source foods include many food items that come from an animal source such as meat, milk, eggs, cheese, and yogurt. The processing of animal foods requires proper slaughtering methods, hygiene maintenance, and appropriate processing techniques. Apart from the food products, many by-products are also made from animal sources like chitin, chitosan, lecithin, and products from animal wastes.
- Track 6-1Food Technology
- Track 6-2Hygiene System
- Track 6-3Processing Technology
- Track 6-4Packaging Technology
These processing technologies are a consequence of customer demand for natural, high quality and healthy product that are safe. It aims at examining recent applications in the pulsed electric field, high-pressure technologies, food microbiology, and modern thermal and non-thermal operations to prevent the occurrence of food-borne pathogens, extend the shelf-life of foods, and improve the safety, quality, and nutritional value of varied food products. High-Pressure Processing (HPP) is a non-thermal pasteurization technique whereby products are held at high pressures for a few minutes. The preference of this method over the standard thermal processing techniques involve less process time, less heat damage and retention of product flavor, texture, color, and nutrients of a number of liquid and semi-liquid foods. In the pulsed electric field (PEF) food is exposed to a pulsed high voltage which inactivates the bacteria. Hurdle technology involves combining more than one approach of preservation on food. All these approaches enhance food safety and quality without compromising the nutritional quality and safety.
- Track 7-1High Pressure Processing (HPP)
- Track 7-2Pulsed Electric field (PEF)
- Track 7-3Cold Plasma
- Track 7-4High-Intensity Pulsed Electric Fields
- Track 7-5Microwaves
Food microbiology is the study of the microorganisms that contaminate food and also those used in the production of food. The micro-organisms either use the nutrients of food or synthesize new compounds that cause spoiling of food. Food safety is a major target of food microbiology. Various pathogens are transmitted through food like bacteria, virus and other toxins. Although various contaminants are removed during cooking still some of them may remain in the food. To ensure the safety of food products, they are tested through chemical and biological methods and measures are adopted to minimize them. The application of molecular analyses has allowed scientists to handle micro-organisms beyond merely determining whether particular pathogens are in a food. Apart from spoilage, some micro-organisms are used to prepare fermented food using plant and animal sources. Sometimes some live bacteria improve the health by promoting the body’s natural immunity and boosting the digestion system.
- Track 8-1Fermentation
- Track 8-2Biological Testing
- Track 8-3Molecular Analysis
- Track 8-4Chemical Testing
Some foods are specially altered so that they can fulfill the special health needs of the consumer. These may be in terms of taste, health or preservation. In this line, genetically modified foods are those produced from organisms whose DNA is changed using the by genetic engineering. The main advantage of genetically modified foods is that it does not require any change in the dietary pattern of the people and can provide the suggested amount of nutrients regularly. It can be easily blended with the existing system of food production and distribution. In developed countries, these foods play a major role in improving the diet and eradicating nutritional deficiencies.
- Track 9-1Hybridization
- Track 9-2Cross-Breeding
- Track 9-3Transplanting Methods
Food additives are those that are added to the food to maintain as well as improve the taste, texture, shelf-life, safety, and freshness of the foods. Food additives can be either naturally derived from plants and animal sources or synthetic. It may include sequestering agents, acidity regulators, chelating agents, emulsifiers, stabilizers, sweeteners, colorants, and preservatives. Preservatives are used to prevent or delay bacterial and fungal growth in foods. These additives delay spoilage of food or extend the shelf life of the finished product. The amount of the additives to be used in food is regulated and specified by the government because the increased amount of some of the additives could be harmful to the body. E-numbers are given to all the additives to administer them and to educate the customers. Government authorities monitor and ensure that food additives in food and drinks produced in their countries adhere to the permitted uses, conditions, and legislation.
- Track 10-1Flavouring agents
- Track 10-2Preservating Agents
- Track 10-3Enzyme Activating Agents
- Track 10-4Anti-Oxidants
- Track 10-5Colouring Agents
- Track 10-6Sweetening Agents
Aquaculture is a commercial farming technique of breeding fish, algae, aquatic plants, and other organisms in freshwater and saltwater systems under controlled conditions. The main aim of aquaculture is the production of protein-rich, palatable, nutritive and easily digestible human food at a reasonable cost, providing strengthening stocks and new species of existing fish in natural and man-made water-bodies. Fisheries science is the art of managing and understanding fishes. It includes freshwater biology, limnology, marine biology, conservation, ecology, oceanography, economics, and management. Fisheries science helps to formulate and maintain the quality of fish and fishery products.
- Track 11-1Pond Culture
- Track 11-2Running water culture
- Track 11-3Culture in recirculatory systems
- Track 11-4Culture in Rice fields
Waste management includes the activities required to manage waste from its initiation to its final disposal. This comprises a collection, transport, treatment, and disposal of waste. The waste can be treated either by physical, chemical or biological methods. Water Management is important since it helps determine future Irrigation expectations. Water management is the management of water resources under set policies and regulations. Good water management of dams and levees reduces the risk of harm due to flooding. Irrigation water management systems make the most efficient use of limited water supplies for agriculture.
- Track 12-1Metal recycling
- Track 12-2Air pollution control
- Track 12-3Reverse Osmosis
- Track 12-4Ozonation
Food analysis is that discipline which addresses the application and study of analytical procedures for characterizing the properties of foods and their constituents. These analytical procedures give information about the composition, structure, chemistry, properties and sensory attributes of foods. This data is important to our rational understanding of the factors that verify the properties of foods, and also our ability to economically make foods that are systematically safe, nutritional and fascinating and for customers to buy products as per their diet. Food safety can be confirmed by proper quality control in terms of appearance, texture, flavor and shelf life. The importance of distinct food ingredients and operations which determine the ultimate properties of foods should be realized so that the production method could be managed to provide the final product with consistent properties.
- Track 13-1World Health Organization (WHO)
- Track 13-2Food Drug Administration (FDA)
- Track 13-3Quality Control
- Track 13-4Quality Assurance
Agriculture plays a crucial role in the economy of a country and agricultural economics is concerned with the application of economic theory in optimizing the production, allocation, and distribution of food. It is also sometimes referred to as agronomics. Agricultural economist should allocate the resources in the agricultural industry with the substitute in production; marketing or public policy. Agribusiness is the business of agricultural production. It includes agrichemicals, breeding, crop circulation, farm machinery, processing, and seed accumulation, as well as marketing and retail sales. All agents of the food and fiber value chain and those institutions that influence it are part of the agribusiness system.
- Track 14-1International Trade
- Track 14-2Industrial Development
- Track 14-3Organic Farms
Dietary transitions in human records were suggested to play essential roles within the evolution of the human race. The main purpose of public health intervention is to boost health and prevent diseases but the problems of changing food habits result in both positive and negative impacts on human health. The diet of an individual is determined by the process, the supply, and taste property of foods. A healthy diet includes storage ways and preparation of food that may preserve nutrients from oxidation, heat or natural process. Research in nutrition terms may make it easier for us to make better food choices and keeps us healthy. Contemporary dietary patterns have led to acceptable results like increased nutritional efficiency, decreased the risk of allergies and also diseases like prevention of hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic diseases. It may give negative results such as causing skin irritation, difficulty in breathing, headaches, cancer due to pesticides; obesity, food poisoning, diabetes, dental problems, high blood pressure and depression due to processed foods; and arthritis, meningitis, inflammation of joints and ciguatera from fisheries.
- Track 15-1Nutrient Deficiencies
- Track 15-2Toxicities
- Track 15-3Nutrient Imbalances