The University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM), along with co-organizers Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD), the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), and the Nepal Agriculture and Forestry University, invites you to an international conference entitled “Frontiers in Conservation Agriculture in South Asia and Beyond (F-CASA)” to be held on March 26-27, 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The conference will highlight recent findings and current research on conservation agriculture in South Asia and beyond, with an emphasis on presenting interdisciplinary scientific knowledge that incorporates the agricultural, economic and social sciences.
Call for Papers
Researchers and practitioners are encouraged to submit four page proposal papers that analyze the impact of conservation agriculture production systems on rain-fed farming systems with respect to economic returns, adoption, soil improvement, productivity enhancement, gender equity, social and institutional challenges, food security, nutrition and rural development, or other related topics.
Proposal papers will be due January 31, 2013, with final papers, if accepted, to be due March 15, 2013. Abstracts and papers from the conference will be published in a peer-reviewed proceeding. For select papers, agreement will be sought for publication in a special issue in an international journal or in a book on conservation agriculture in South Asia and beyond.
If interested, please read over the attached call for papers. Questions regarding the conference or the call for papers should be directed to:
Dr. Catherine Chan-Halbrendt
Natural Resources and Environmental Management
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA