Indonesian Agricultural Sciences

The 10th Asian Regional Maize Workshop by indonesianagricsci
February 6, 2008, 11:39 pm
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Makassar, Indonesia, 20 – 23 October 2008


The Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) are pleased to announce the 10th Asian Regional Maize Workshop to be held in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, 20-23 October 2008. Scientists and maize production specialists of all disciplines, non-governmental organizations, and the seed industry are invited to participate and submit contributions under the thematic areas listed below.

Venue: Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jalan Dr. Sam Ratulangi 33, Makassar 90132, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Theme: Maize for Asia: Emerging Trends and Technologies

The following specific thematic areas are envisioned:

  • Market Trends for Maize in Asia (the socioeconomic, physical and political environment; changing demand and supply for maize; food, feed, industry, biofuel)
  • Farming Systems for Maize in Asia (resource conserving technologies, sustinable agriculture practices, rice-maize systems, site-specific nutrient management, integrated pest management)
  • Maize Breeding Trends and Progress (conventional breeding, applications of biotechnology, GIS, etc.)
  • Abiotic and Biotic Stresses (trends and progress with research on drought, low-N, acid soils, water-logging, cold tolerance, tolerance to diseases and insects)
  • Value-added maize: (improving the value of maize: QPM, micronutrients, specialty traits, etc.)
  • Policies and Priorities for Poverty Alleviation: (factors affecting impacts, access to seed, socio-economic factors, gap analysis, etc.)
  • Demand for and Supply of Maize Technologies: (Who are the clients and what maize research products do they need? What needs are being met and what gaps persist? Current and needed trends in partnerships: Public-private sector, NGOs, NARS-IARCs, etc.)

Language of the workshop: English

Workshop proceedings: Abstracts of all workshop presentations, as well as of invited full papers, will be published electronically. A high standard of contributions and presentations at the workshop is expected. Potential participants are invited to submit high quality abstracts electronically through e-mail to the Workshop Secretariat for consideration by the review panel. Screening of abstracts by a committee of peers will be based on the research quality and relevance to the themes of the workshop. Authors should indicate if they wish to make oral or poster presentations. Due to the limited time available, the oral presentations will be selected based on the quality of the abstracts and to give a diversity of presentation topics and presenters. Those abstracts which are accepted but could not be scheduled in oral presentations will be presented as posters. Only participants with accepted papers will be eligible for sponsorship to attend the workshop.

Call for abstracts and calendar: Please submit your abstracts by e-mail to the Chair of the Technical Committee at by the following deadlines, which will be implemented strictly:

1 March 2008: Receipt of Contribution Form (attached) and a concise Abstract (300 words plus one table or figure) containing a brief summary of the objectives, methods, and results of the research.
1 May 2008: Notice of provisional acceptance of Abstracts sent to authors.
1 October 2008: Final manuscript of invited papers due.

Guidelines to authors: will be distributed together with the Notice of Acceptance of Abstracts. Guidelines for preparation of oral and poster presentations will be provided with final full paper acceptance.

Sponsorship: Funding available to sponsor participants from the region is very limited. Support provided through CIMMYT to attend will depend entirely on the acceptance of the full paper by the Organizing Committee. Independently sponsored participants are welcome, but their inclusion on the program will also depend on acceptance of their full papers by the Organizing Committee.

Organizing committee: IAARD-CIMMYT

Contact persons:
1) Dr. Muhammad Azrai, ICERI, Maros, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Organizing Committee, 10th ARMW.
2) Dr. Kevin Pixley, Chair: Technical Committee, 10th ARMW, CIMMYT, Global Maize Program
Email: k.pixley@cgiar.orgDr. Firdaus Kasim, ICFORD, Bogor, Indonesia. Organizing Committee, 10th ARMW.

Dr. Gary Atlin, Chair: Technical Committee, 10th ARMW, CIMMYT, Global Maize Program
Workshop secretariat:
ICERI-MAROS, South Sulawesi, Indonesia Telephone: +62-411-371-529
Indonesian Cereals Research Institute, (ICERI),
Jalan Dr. Ratulangi 274, Maros 90514,
South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Facsimile: +62-411-371 961e-mail:
Attn: Dr. Muhammad Azrai

ICFORD-Bogor, Indonesia
Address : Indonesian Center for Food Crops Research and Development (ICFORD), Jalan Merdeka 147, Bogor 16111, INDONESIA
telephone : +62-251-332-537
facsimile : +62-251-312 755
e-mail :
Attn : Dr. Firdaus Kasim