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Conservation agriculture (CA) is a group of farming practices that promote minimum soil disturbance (i.e., no-till), the maintenance of a permanent soil cover, and the diversification of plant species. It enhances biodiversity and natural biological processes above and below the ground's surface, which contribute to increased water and nutrient-use efficiency and to improved and sustained crop production. Sustainable Intensification (SI) is a concept that aims to improve resource use efficiency and enhance productivity of farms without creating negative environmental or social impacts. SI requires the efficient use of labor and access to appropriate mechanization and tools for efficient management of agricultural land. SI not only takes into consideration components of biophysical sciences, but also social sciences, to measure impacts on multiple domains of social, human condition, economic, environment, and productivity (SHEEP). Conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification (CA4SI) aligns with several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, is climate smart, and is resilient. Using the context of CA4SI, abstracts are requested on the following topics:
In addition, abstracts must include the indicator or set of indicators to allow each presentation to be classified based on the Sustainable Intensification Assessment Framework (SIAF). The set of indicators are organized into the five SHEEP domains: Social, Human condition, Economics, Environment, and Productivity. For more details on the SIAF, please visit the following link. The deadline for all oral and/or poster abstract submissions is August 15, 2021. Please submit your abstracts via the Piestar system at: https://rfx.piestar.com/rfp/128/proposal/create. Decisions on abstract acceptance will be made by September 30, 2021. The SAIN3 program committee is very confident that travel in Cambodia will be allowed for vaccinated visitors by January 2022, however, they will confirm this on or before October 31, 2021. Updates and details for the Third International Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition Conference will be at: https://www.cesain.org/third-international-sustainable-agricultural-intensification-and-nutrition-conference/.
To be included in the program, you will be required to pay a non-refundable registration fee by November 30, 2021. The registration fee schedule is listed below.
REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE
Participant Institution Country/Region
Conference and Field Trips
Southeast Asia (except Cambodia)
All other regions/countries
Accommodation, breakfast, and dinner are not covered by the registration fees; lunch is.