shobhit university

ETAS 2017
National Conference 'Emerging Trends in Agricultural Sciences'

For the developing countries like India, where 70% of population, in both the farming and non-farming sectors, is dependent on agriculture as a main source of income, the role of sustainable agriculture cannot be overlooked. Sustainable agriculture integrates three main domains of environmental health, economic profitability and social and economic equity. Environmental concerns are the principal aspects of sustainable agriculture that is frequently described as ecologically sound practices that have little to no adverse effect on natural ecosystems. The ecological stability of human settlements is part of the relationship between humans and their natural and social environment. The societal sustainability reflects the quality of life for those who work and live on the farm, as well as those in the local community. The sustainable agricultural practices can be considered as truly viable only when the farming is economically gratifying. The environmental and social benefits of sustainable production methods may not always translate into immediate economic gains.

However economic security and sustainability of community contributes to the ultimate national economic growth. Such sustainable practices focusing on all the domains cannot be developed by the farmers and agriculture practitioners in isolation and require the meddling of the scientific and research communities for the development and dissemination of farming techniques and agricultural innovations required for the potential organic agriculture for the rural development and improvement of livelihoods. In view of the above, Society for Scientific and Social Development (SSSD) in association with Shobhit University, is organizing a National Conference on Emerging Trends in Agriculture and its Impact on Sustainable Livelihood during 25-26 February, 2017 at Shobhit University, Meerut with mentioned themes:

  • Analysis of potential role of agro-ecologically based development for food security.
  • Enhancement of environmental quality and natural resources by implementation of sustainable agricultural practices.
  • Improvement of sustained economic viability for farmers using recent advances in agro-biotechnological methods.
  • Implementation of novel scientific agricultural practices to improve human health and alleviate unemployment.
  • Needs and challenges for the redressal of present policies for the upliftment of living standards of farmers and society.
  • Use of Biotechnology in Agriculture : Benefits and Risks