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Welcome to the iAsT-2018 that will be organised jointly by Scientific Educational Research Society(SERS), Meerut, India and Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in collaboration with Dept. of Seed Science & Technology and Dept. of Horticulture, Ch. Charan Singh University Campus, Meerut and in association with Scientific & Applied Research Center, Meerut at Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam during 13-17 June 2018.


The IAST-2018 aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Science, Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Management and allied sciences. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Environment and Natural Resources Management

Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Located at Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Nong Lam University (formerly the University of Agriculture and Forestry) of Ho Chi Minh City was founded in 1955. Its 118-ha main campus is 16-km to the north of HCMC downtown. It is now being transformed into a comprehensive university with a broad range of educational programs. NLU is organized into 12 faculties with 69 departments and 2 university-attached independent departments as follows: Faculty of Agronomy, Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Fisheries, Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Environmental and Natural Resource, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Land and Real Estate Administration, Faculty of Information Technology, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Technology Education, Department of Biotechnology and Department of Chemical Engineering. Nong Lam University has also established several centers and institutes to research and transfer technology to its respective partners within the areas. The University is offering educational programs leading to the obtainment of Diploma, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees. The total student enrollment in 2010 is about 14,000.

Educational curricula at the University are inter-disciplinary in nature, aiming at providing a rich and diverse knowledge base for students. The university academic year divides into three semesters. NLU has built good relationship with the many universities, research institutes from Australia, Belgium, French, Hungary such as Godollo University of Agricultural Sciences, Institute for Small Animal Research (KATKI, Godollo) and Research Institute for Fisheries Aquaculture and Irrigation, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Neitherland, Taiwan, Thailand, United State, etc. and international and nongovernment organizations such as AIT, ACIAR, AUPELF-UREF, Bread for the World, CIRAD, FAO, Ford Foundation, IDRC, IFS, HELVETAS, IRRI, SEARCA, SAREC, SIDA, , Rockefeller Foundation, World Fish Center, etc.

Scientific & Educational Research Society (SERS) is an autonomous research and educational organization registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1960 in Meerut, India bearing registration no. 38/2014-15. SERS is mainly engaged in promotion of basic, applied and agricultural sciences to participate in national building programme. Society is also working in the area of conservation of nature and protection of environment. For all kind of promotion activities, SERS is organising workshop, training programme, symposium on different burning and challenging issues. Society is also planning to publish science journals, magazine and news letter. Society recognises excellent workers by confirming them SERS awards

Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut (UP) India (formerly, Meerut University)established in 1965, is one of the premier educational institutions in India encompassing a vast, beautiful and pollution-free campus spread over 222 acres of land. The teaching department belonging to faculty of Science, Agriculture, humanities, Arts are offering Post graduate degrees( MA/M.Sc., M.Phil and PhD)I in different discipline. More than 900 college ( Govt./ Self financed/ Aided) are affiliated to this university.

Scientific and Applied Research Center (SARC) is an ISO 9001-2008 (CCPL/QMS/D2483) certified autonomous research organization registered under society registration act XXI,1860 bearing Registration no. 31-2008-2009. The prime objective of SARC is to secure, sustainable and advantageous utilization of biotechnology. SARC encourages research and innovation in biotechnology and its application in the service of mankind

Journal of Agricultural Science & Technology (ISSN 1859-1523): The official publication of Nong Lam University, is published six issues yearly (four issues in Vietnamese and two issues in English) JAST invites original articles form different fields of agriculture, science, technology and humanities in the form of the research paper, review and short communication. Correspondence relating to the journal should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Nguyen Hay, President/Chief Editor, Nong Lam University, Linh Trung ward, Thu Duc district, Ho Chi Mine City, Vietnam. Email : ng.hay@hcmuaf.edu.vn. Submission should be done online Via : http://www.journal.hcmuaf.edu.vn. All accepted research papers for the conference will be published in this journal.

Journal of Scientific & Applied Research, (ISSN 0975 - 9743), the official publication of the SARC, is published half yearly. JASR invites original articles from different areas of science and humanities in the form of open research paper, review articles and short communication. Correspondence relating to subscription and business matters concerning the Journal should be addressed to the Dr. S. S.Gaurav, President/Chief Editor, Scientific & Applied Research Center/ Journal of Scientific & Applied Research, C-21, Ch. Charan Singh University C a m p u s , M e e r u t - 2 5 0 0 0 4 ( U . P. ) I n d i a . E - m a i l : drshailendra1975@gmail.com . All accepted research papers for conference will be published in this Journal.

SPONSORS

Nong Lam University

Scientifix & Educational Research Society Meerut U.P., India

Deptt. of Biotechnology ch. Charan Singh University Meerut (U.P) India

Deptt. of Science & Technology HCMC, Viet Nam

Journal of Scientific and Applied Research Meerut (U.P.) India

Scientific and Applied Research Center Meerut (U.P.) India