The Federation of Crop Science Societies of the Philippines (FCSSP) will hold its 22nd National Scientific Conference at the Pearlmont Inn in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental on March 11-16, 2013. The theme ‘Innovative Crop Technologies for More Food and Fun’ highlights modern exciting research, effective practical new farm technologies and enjoyable profitable agri-ventures in the backdrop of fun agri-tourism sites. The FCSSP conducts the biennial National Scientific Conference where advances in crop science research and development, policy issues and concerns are presented. The Conference provides a venue to acquire and exchange knowledge in the broad spectrum of the agricultural sector and to address the most pressing agricultural issues through the various activities such as paper and poster presentations, agri-tours, agri-entrepreneurs forum and best paper and best poster competitions. The Conference will be held in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit X and the College of Agriculture, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan.
The Conference will showcase top quality crop science researches by scientists and researchers in the Philippines. There will be scientific sessions for oral and poster presentations with awards for Best Paper and Best Poster from each member organization. The FCSSP will give the 2013 DA-Khush Award of Distinction to honor individuals whose outstanding contributions to crop science and the industry in the Philippines have made significant impacts on agriculture, particularly in improving the welfare of the small Filipino farmers. The CSSP will likewise give the 2013 Achievement Awards for Crop Science Research, Teaching, Extension, Technology Development, Research Management and Honorary Fellow to people who have made outstanding contributions in the advancement in the various disciplines of crop science in the Philippines and have unselfishly shared their expertise in the development of the crop science industry.
It is only fitting that the 22nd National Scientific Conference of the FCSSP will be held in Cagayan de Oro City whose economy is largely based on commerce, tourism, trade, and industry. Cagayan de Oro, also known as the City of Golden Friendship, is the melting pot of Mindanao because of its accessibility, business growth, tourist attractions, and notable warmth and hospitality of its people.
Dates to Remember:
15 December 2012 LAST DAY of submission of abstracts
15 January 2013 Notification of acceptance of papers for oral/poster presentation
31 January 2013 LAST DAY of submission of full paper for Best Paper entries
12 February 2013 LAST DAY for submission of award nominations
15 February 2013 Notification of Finalists for Best Paper competition