CALL FOR PAPER – CSSPO International Conference 2018: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Agriculture


ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: The International Conference on Natural Resources Management (NRM): Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Agriculture 2018 aims to offer the opportunity for knowledge sharing, networking and collaboration among interdisciplinary researchers that considers the physical, biological, economic and social aspects of handling natural resources. For this year the committee has chosen “Harmonizing Environment, Social and Economic Dimensions” as a theme, with six (6) selected areas namely the earth or physical sciences, sciences of biotic resources, social sciences, pollution control, environmental communication and the economics of natural resources. Keynote speakers from Indonesia, Malaysia, France and Pakistan will share their theoretical and empirical expertise and experience in these areas.

This conference is a collaborative effort by 3 parties. The parties are the CSSPO (Consortium Studies on Smallholder Palm Oil), the SCB (Sarawak Convention Bureau) and the CIRAD (The French agricultural research and international cooperation organization working for the sustainable development). The CSSPO consists of 3 universities from Indonesia (Universitas Sumatera Utara, Universitas Jambi and Universitas Malikussaleh), 1 from Malaysia (Universiti Putra Malaysia) and 1 from Thailand (Prince of Songkla University). The conference will start with a networking dinner. On the second day the 1st session will involve 4 keynote speakers and it will be interactive. The second session will include papers and posters from the participants. The conference will be closed with a post-conference tour.

CONFERENCE THEME: Harmonizing environmental, economic, and social dimensions: Is it possible?


1. Dr. Bayu Krisnamurthi (, Indonesia)

2. Prof. Alain Rival (Cirad, Département Environnements et Sociétés, France)

3. Pro. Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad – Pakistan)

4. Prof. Datuk Dr. Mad Nasir Shamsudin (Department of Agribusiness and Bioresource Economics, UPM, Malaysia)

CONFERENCE DAY: 9-11 July 2018

VENUE: Imperial Hotel, Kuching Sarawak


Deadline of Abstract and Full Paper : 10 May 2018
Notification of Acceptance : 10 June 2018
Registration : 17 June 2018
Submission of Camera Ready Paper : 28 June 2018
Conference Date : 10 July 2018
Fieldtrip : 11 July 2018

REGISTRATION FEE: The fee covers registration, welcoming traditional dinner, seminar materials, lunch, fieldtrip to Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, and SCOPUS indexed proceeding publication. Papers that are selected for SCOPUS indexed journal publication need to pay additional publication cost

  • Presenter USD 200
  • Second/Third Author USD 150
  • Participant USD 150
  • Optional Fieldtrip to Bako National Park USD 65


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