Welcome Message from ICoSA 2020’s Chairman
On behalf of the organizing committee, I extend a warm welcome to all colleagues to the third International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture (3rd ICoSA) 2020 in Special Region of Yogyakarta, INDONESIA, August 26-27th 2020. It is an honour for me to invite all of academicians, students and relevant organizations from various countries to join in this conference. This year’s conference will bring the theme of “Resilient Agricultural Practices to Strengthen Food Security”.
Food security has become one of worldwide’s most challenging issues. The food demand keeps increasing along with the progressive increase of human population, while the production itself is still far to meet those increasing needs. Assuring this state of security is getting more complex as various challenges from social, economic and ecological factors emerged. The United Nations has set this issue as the second of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve the “zero hunger” state in 2030.
Through this conference, we are dedicated to provide a scientific forum that facilitate a mutual exchange of insights, collaborative discussion as well as prospective collaboration from highly diverse background related to this issue. Therefore, this conference covers several highly related scopes (crop production system, crop protection, management of soil and land use, postharvest and biodiversity) addressing the challlenge in food security from the agricultural perspective.
High enthusiasm and excitement delivered by the organizing committee along with the outstanding support from the head of Department of Agrotechnology UMY (Dr. Innaka Ageng Rineksane) and the steering committees (Dr. Gunawan Budiyanto, Dr. Indira Prabasari, Ir. Agung Astuti, M. Si. and Dina Wahyu Trisnawati, Ph.D.) certainly promises the grand success of this conference. I take this opportunity to congratulate and thank the organizing committee, which has left no stone unturned, to organize this conference in a highly professional and systematic manner. I look forward to meeting all participants. Thank you for your enthusiastic participation and support to make the 3rd ICoSA 2020 a grand success.
Dr. Siti Nur Aisyah
Chairman of 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture (ICoSA) 2020