Welcome Message from ICoSA 2017’s Chairman
On behalf of the Committee for International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture, I extend to all of colleagues a warm welcome to the International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture (ICoSA 2017) in Special Region of Yogyakarta, INDONESIA, January 17-19, 2017. The theme for ICoSA 2017 is “Eco-Farming in Managing Global Change.” ICoSA 2017 will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss and learn about the recent advances in agricultural sciences refers to eco-farming in managing global change. The conference will also provide an opportunity for participants to interact with others from different country, establish contacts, and initiate collaboration among scientists from different parts of the world. ICoSA 2017 is being hosted by Deapartment of Agrotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY).
The scopes of the International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture are Agro-Biotechnology, Plant Production, Plant Protection, Soil and Climate, Post-harvest, and Waste Management with six keynote speakers of international repute from Harper Adams University, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Wageningen University, Otago University, and Yamagata University. ICoSA 2017 will build an concius of the importance of farming system in managing the global change to establish the sustainable agriculture. The conference will also provide an opportunity for participants to discuss the challenges posed by global change effects on agriculture environment and farming systems.
The enthusiasm and excitement displayed by the Organizing Committee, Chandra Kurnia Setiawan, S. P., M. Sc. and Genesiska, S. Si., M. Sc, with outstanding support from the Head of the Department of Agrotechnology UMY, Dr. Innaka Ageng Rineksane, and the steering commitee, Dr. Ir. Gunawan Budiyanto, M. P, Dr. Ir. Indira Prabasari, MP, Ir. Agung Astuti, M. Si. certainly promises that the International Conference on Sustainble Agriculture will be a grand success. I take this opportunity to congratulate and thank the Organizing Committee of ICoSA 2017, which has left no stone unturned, to organize ICoSA 2017 in a highly professional and systematic manner. I look forward to meeting all participants and thank you for your enthusiastic participation and support to make ICoSA 2017 a grand success.
Dina Wahyu Trisnawati
Chairman, International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture (ICoSA 2017)