Call for Abstracts
Registration and submission of abstracts for the 8th APEAEN International Conference are now open until 15 August 2023. Faculty, researchers, extension workers, agriculture technicians, and graduate students are invited to submit their abstracts of documentary articles and/or research results in English. Submissions will be evaluated in a review process organized by a scientific committee of the APEAEN.
Under the theme Emerging Trends, Dimensions, and Models in Agriculture and Environment Education, and Extension in Post-Pandemic Times, the conference is a joint activity among the Asia Pacific Association of Educators in Agriculture and Environment (APEAEN), SEARCA, and UPLB College of Public Affairs and Development (CPAf), in cooperation with the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) and the Department of Agriculture - Region IV-A (CALABARZON).
It will provide an opportunity for APEAEN members and stakeholders to convene and share knowledge and best practices that can provide solutions to the problems and challenges being encountered by the agriculture sector, especially during a pandemic.
In 1997, the Asia Pacific Association of Educators in Agriculture and Environment (APEAEN) was organized in Tokyo, Japan by the participants of a study meeting on agricultural education, which was organized by the Asian Productivity Organization (APO). APEAEN aims to serve as an international alliance for the identification and dissemination of new developments and best practices in the field of agriculture education and environment; to promote exchange of technical and professional knowledge and information among its members, government leaders and the society in general for the improvement of education, research, and extension in the field of agriculture; and to search for new directions in solving problems related to the learning processes involved in agriculture and its environmental determinants in Asia and the Pacific. To date, APEAEN had already organized seven (7) international conferences: Laguna, Philippines (2002); Suwon, South Korea (2004); Nueva Ecija, Philippines (2007); Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan (2009); Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (2012); Naga City, Philippines (2014); and Tokyo, Japan (2018).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 international conference did not push through. However, the pandemic opened new ways of doing things, and the virtual mode of conducting conferences has become more popular. However, with the desire to slowly revert to normalcy, the 8th International Conference will be conducted F2F. It will open a rich opportunity for sharing information and good practices to provide solutions to problems affecting the world populace.
With the pandemic, agriculture and rural communities, including the agricultural education and extension sectors, faced various issues and challenges in their operations. Planetary health, climate change, and disasters had been a huge challenge to the food and nutrition security of all nations. There is also a wide gap in the way science is communicated to our intended beneficiaries - the farmers and fisherfolks, and to our policy makers. To address these challenges, many emerging trends and technological practices are being tried to find good or even best practices to solve existing problems. Hence, this conference will provide an opportunity for APEAEN members and stakeholders to convene and share knowledge and good practices that can provide solutions to problems and challenges being encountered by the agriculture sector, especially during a pandemic.
The 8th APEAEN International Conference has the following objectives:
- Provide opportunity for APEAEN members and other stakeholders to share knowledge and good practices on the theme and sub-themes of the conference.
- Find workable solutions to problems on climate change, disaster risks, planetary health, and food and nutrition insecurity that have huge impact on the agriculture sector productivity.
- Identify suitable contents to upgrade and update the agriculture, extension education, and community development curricula to better address the challenges of the changing time.
- Create opportunities for agriculture graduates to work in foreign countries through networking/collaboration with relevant institutions.
- Provide opportunity for papers to be published in research journals or partner institutions.
APEAEN hopes to gather experts and budding researchers to share the products of their research and studies in this forthcoming F2F conference.
Abstract and Manuscript Guidelines
Deadline for submission of abstracts is on 15 August 2023.
- Abstracts may be submitted through: https://bit.ly/apeaen_abstract
- Registration may be done at: https://bit.ly/40hbwJv
Notice of acceptance will be sent on or before 30 August 2023 via email.
Important Dates to Remember
|Deadline for Abstract Submission||15 August 2023|
|Notice of Acceptance of Abstracts||30 August 2023|
|Submission of Full Papers||On or before 30 September 2023|
|Deadline of Membership Fee Payment||15 September 2023|
|Deadline of Registration and Payment for the Conference||15 September 2023|
|Presentation of Papers||18–20 October 2023|
|APEAEN Business Meeting||19 October 2023|
|Workshop, Presentation of Outputs, and Awarding of Certificates||20 October 2023|
|Post Conference Tour||21 October 2023|
|Optional||Visit to farm tourism sites on 21 October 2023||USD 28.00 / PHP 1,470.00|
*For cost efficiency, the organizers reserve the right to cancel the field visits if the total number of participants joining will not meet the required number.
|Peso Account:||Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP)|
|Branch:||UPLB, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines|
|Dollar Account:||Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP)|
|Branch:||UPLB, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines|
|GCash:||09209477897 - Cely Binoya|
For more information, please contact the APEAEN Secretariat: