“EXPLORING PATH FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE THROUGH INTEGRATIVE RESEARCH”

“The deadline for the Submission of Extended Abstracts has been extended to 31st March 2022.”

Welcome to the 3rd National Symposium(NSATRS 2022)

Welcome to the 3rd National Symposium (NSATRS 2022) by the Institute for Agro-Technology & Rural Sciences, University of Colombo for harnessing the advancements in scientific knowledge for the improvement and better performance of farming community and all kinds of stakeholders in the agricultural sector.

The symposium provides opportunities to direct the existing agriculture towards an eco-friendly clean agriculture with the best practices for ensuring global food security and sustainable rural development.

This is a valuable platform for academics, researchers and research students to present and disseminate the knowledge and experience in diverse subject areas on the theme of “Exploring Path for Sustainable Agriculture through Integrative Research”

Date & Time: 28th June 2022 from 8.30 am onwards (as a virtual conference)
Venue: UCIARS-Hambantota, Sri Lanka

Our Key Themes

1

Smart Agriculture and Eco System Safety

  • Plant nutrient management
  • Floriculture & Landscape agriculture
  • Organic agriculture & Waste Management
  • Crop production & Crop Protection
  • Livestock Farming and Aquaculture
2

Smart Farming and Advanced Agriculture

  • Precision agriculture & Farm Mechanization
  • Climate resilient agriculture
  • Soil & Water Management
  • Crop Improvement & Biotechnology
3

Food science and Technology

  • Post-harvest Handling & Food-technology
  • Food Processing & Value addition
4

Empowering Rural Community through Agribusiness and entrepreneurship

  • Agribusiness Management & Farm Extension
  • Socioeconomics & Social Sciences
  • Blended Learning

Send your extended abstract to nsatrs@uciars.cmb.ac.lk

All accepted papers will be published in proceedings of NSATRS (ISBN978-955-703-076-0)

Important Dates 

Calling for extended abstracts: 25.01.2022

Submission of extended abstracts: 31.03.2022

Notification of acceptance: 25.04.2022

Camera Ready Copy: 10.05.2022

Last date Registration: 10.06.2022

Symposium Date: 28.06.2022

Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Your Extended Abstract must adhere to following Guidelines

Author Declaration Form

Authors must submit author declaration form along with the Extended Abstracts

WHY YOU NEED TO JOIN NSATRS 2022?

 You can join either as an oral presenter or a poster presenter

    • Oral Presentation as a pre-recorded video with a Q&A session through Zoom

    • Poster presentation as a display and Q&A session through zoom

  • You can get your Abstract published in the Proceedings of NSATRS 2022

  • Awards for the Best Oral Presenter & the Best Poster Presenter

  • Endorsed Participation Certificate for all presenters

  • Submitted manuscripts will be subjected to peer-reviewing process and the Full paper of selected manuscripts will be published in Journal of Agro-Technology & Rural Sciences with the ISSN 2792-1360 (https://uciars.cmb.ac.lk/index.php/atrs-journal/)

 

Registration

Commencement of registration: May 10th, 2022

Last date of registration 10th of June 2022

The amount of LKR 2000.00 should be paid as symposium fee to

Peoples Bank  AC – 007100120005006 

Branch –  Hambantota 

Registration Fee

* Please enter the following information in the deposit slip

Beneficiary Name: Assistant Bursar / UCIARS

Your name, ID number should include in paying slip

Main remark in the deposit slip as Symposium 2022 Member fee/Registration fee/other specify ” 

Mention your manuscript no. at top left corner of the paying slip

Scanned copy of paying slip should be sent to sab@uciars.cmb.ac.lk (with the copy to nsatrs@uciars.cmb.ac.lk)

Past Symposiums

NSATRS 2020

1st National Symposium on Agro-Technology and Rural Sciences (NSATRS) 2020 Virtual Symposium

The First National Symposium of the UCIARS, NSATRS-2020 was held on 15th December 2020 as a Virtual symposium on the theme of “A WAY FORWARD IN GREEN AGRICULTURE TOWARDS RURAL DEVELOPMENT”. The objective of the symposium is to dissaminate the scientific knowledge for the advancement of rural livlihood and other stakeholders specially students, researchers and farming community. Local and foreign academics, scientists and students shared their research findings to the symposium. Thirty six research articles were published in the proceedings of NSATRS-2020. Professor Chandrika Wijeyaratne, Vice Chancellor of University of Colombo graced the symposium as the Chief Guest of the NSATRS 2020 and she mentioned that this symposium is a wonderful platform to share experiences and gain knowledge on the application of Green Agriculture to ensure sustainable rural development in Sri Lanka. Dr. W.M.W. Weerakoon, Director General, Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka and Prof. Morio Iijima, Faculty of Agriculture, Kindai University, Japan joined as keynote speakers for this NSATRS 2020.

NSATRS 2021

2nd National Symposium on Agro-Technology and Rural Sciences (NSATRS) 2021 Virtual Symposium

The Second National Symposium of the UCIARS, NSATRS-2021 was held on 28th June 2021 as a Virtual symposium on the theme of“A WAY FORWARD FOR SMART AGRICULTURE TOWARDS RURAL DEVELOPMENT”. The objective of the symposium is to dissaminate the scientific knowledge for the advancement of rural livelihood and other stakeholders specially students, researchers and farmi
ng community. Academics, scientists and students shared their research findings to the symposium. Fifty one research articles were published in the proceedings of NSATRS-2021. Professor Chandrika Wijeyaratne, Vice Chancellor of University of Colombo graced the symposium as the Chief Guest of the NSATRS 2021 and she mentioned that this symposium is a wonderful platform to share experiences and gain knowledge on the application of Smart Agriculture to ensure sustainable rural development in Sri Lanka. Dr. Richard S. Cahoon, Cornell University, USA joined as key note speaker for this NSATRS 2021.

Contact Us

INSTITUTE FOR AGRO-TECHNOLOGY AND RURAL SCIENCES

Address: New town, Weligatta, Hambantota Country: SriLanka – Asia
E-mail:nsatrs@uciars.cmb.ac.lk
Symposium Chairperson:  Dr. (Mrs) N.P.Vidanapathirana  Tele: +94(0)47 20 34 227  Email: nisansala@uciars.cmb.ac.lk
Symposium Coordinator: Dr. (Mr) D.M.C.C.Gunathilake  Tele: +94(0)47 20 34 225  Email: champathi@uciars.cmb.ac.lk
Secretary: Ms U.R.Chandimala  Tele: +94(0)47 20 34 225  Email: rushanthi@uciars.cmb.ac.lk
Senior Assistant Registrar: Mrs. S.A.S Priyadarshani  Tele: +94(0)47 20 34 211  Email: sar@uciars.cmb.ac.lk
Assistant Bursar: Mrs. D. De Silva Tele: +94(0)47 20 34 207 Email: sab@uciars.cmb.ac.lk