College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management, Koleke Mahiʻai, Kālaiululāʻau, a Hoʻokele Kumuwaiwai Kūlohelohe

1st Global Agriculture Multidisciplinary International Conference (GAMIC 2024)

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New Date: November 22-23, 2024

Flyer announcing conference title and date. Palm trees silouetted against a sunset in the background

Sharad demonstrates lettuce culture practice Crop demonstration The College of Agriculture Forestry and Natural resources (CAFNRM) and the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo organizes the first Global Agriculture Multidisciplinary International Conference (GAMIC) to promote the importance of Global Agriculture amidst challenging times and explore research to find solutions in the areas of crop production, plant protection, sustainability, economic viability, education, and postharvest handling and technology. The conference will be held on November 22-23, 2024 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

The conference aims to:

  1. To discuss current studies and findings on global agriculture.
  2. To promote collaboration among scholars and researchers in the field of agriculture.


  1. Sustainable Agriculture
  2. Bioeconomy
  3. Sustainable Agrotourism
  4. Globalization and Agriculture
  5. Languages in Agriculture and Forestry
  6. Teaching and Agriculture
  7. Human Resources and Agriculture
  8. Climate Change and Agriculture
  9. Culture and Agriculture
  10. Agroecology
  11. Precision Agriculture
  12. Agribusiness
  13. Sustainable food system
  14. Indigenous knowledge system
  15. Biotechnology
  16. Aquaculture
  17. Microplastics

Abstract Submission

Abstract Format

Accepted abstracts should be brief summary of study or report. Acceptable abstract contains the following key compoments:

  1. A brief introduction, including objectives of the presentation;
  2. Experimental conditions indicating the scope of study or survey
  3. Summary of results
  4. Concise conclusion.

Guidelines for GAMIC 2024 Abstracts

  • Abstracts are limited to one paragraph maximum of 250 words excluding titles.
  • Up to 5 keywords should also be included with abstract submission.
  • Use MS Word or compatible software, using single-spaced Times New Roman, 12-point font or similar. Title of abstract should be brief (up to 80 characters) and in bold.
  • Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s) follows the title.
  • First author/submitting author should be the correspinding/contact author.
  • Presenting author’s name should be followed by an asterisk (*).
  • Body of the abstract is single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font.
  • If an author submits multiple abstracts, the topic and content of each must differ substantially.
  • Abstract is unacceptable if it Contains significant grammatical errors and/or statements such as:
    • "The results will be discussed." Includes no statement/s relating to the objective(s).
    • Fails to comply with submission requirements.
    • Too speculative

Submission of Abstracts deadline: July 15, 2024. If you have questions about the abstract submission, please email Norman Arancon at

Abstract Notification of Acceptance
July 30, 2024.

Abstract Submission Form

The 2025 edition of the Pacific Agriculture and Natural Resources will feature selections from the proceedings of the 1st Global Agriculture Multidisciplinary International Conference. If you are interested in being published in this journal, please review the author guidelines and consider submitting a manuscript for review.

Registration Fees

Early Registration
(July 30, 2024 to September 15, 2024): $ 300.00
Regular Registration
(September 16 - October 30, 2024): $ 400.00
Student Registration
Conference Registration Deadline
October 30, 2024

Note: Non-US participants and presenters, please register only when your US visa is approved. Registration fee is non-refundable.

Conference Organizing Committee

Keynote Speakers

Head shot of Dr. Casey Hoy Dr. Casey Hoy, Professor and former Associate Chair of the Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University, has held the Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystems Management and provided leadership to the Agroecosystems Management Program of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center since 2006. Hoy’s past research has included systems analysis and its application to integrated pest management and applied agricultural ecology. His current work provides interdisciplinary leadership toward advancements in agroecosystem health and sustainable communities. He is the Faculty Director of the Ohio State University Discovery Themes Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation, InFACT, a significant investment in resilient and sustainable food security. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed journal papers, 15 book chapters and over 70 technical reports.

head shot of Dr. Sipes Dr. Brent Sipes is a Professor in the Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi. He has worked at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaiʻi since receiving the Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 1991. His research and extension activities focus on plant-parasitic nematode control in tropical crops such as pineapple, anthurium, coffee, and taro. He is also engaged in the use of entomopathogenic nematodes for insect pest control in Hawaiʻi. He serves as the Graduate Chair of the Tropical Plant Pathology Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Dr. Sipes has wide ranging interests from soil health to international agriculture. He has authored or co-authored 79 scientific articles and contributed chapters to ten books. Dr. Sipes is an active member of the American Phytopathological Society, the Society of Nematologists, the Organization of Tropical Nematologists of America, and Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture. As a member of the Society of Nematologists, he has served on the Executive Committee and as President of the Society. Dr. Sipes served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Nematropica. He currently serves as President of the Hawaiʻi Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta.

Plenary Speakers


headshot of Sandra FuijiyamaSandra Fujiyama joined UH’s Office of Innovation and Commercialization in 2018 as the office’s Innovation and Business Development Officer. She is responsible for enhancing, supporting, and sustaining UH’s innovation and entrepreneurship efforts, including oversight of the Innovation and Commercialization Strategy, the Innovation Impact Challenge Initiative, SBIR/STTR program, UH Ventures Accelerator and Local Entrepreneurs Initiative. She also protects and markets technologies in UH’s IP portfolio, helps secure funding for the development and commercialization of UH-based inventions, and strengthens ties with community stakeholders.

Prior to joining UH, Sandra spent nearly 15 years specializing in intellectual property law in Los Angeles, providing intellectual property strategy and counseling and handling patent, trademark and copyright matters for a range of clients, including startups, universities and global companies.

headshot of Apollo PacamalanJose Apollo Y. Pacamalan is a fervent agriculture value chain development consultant, primarily operating in Mindanao, the Philippines. He began as a volunteer in 1991, engaging in community development in the Zamboanga Peninsula. Since 1993, he has been advocating and practicing organic agriculture and rural development, sharing his expertise with various organizations and communities in Mindanao, including farmer leaders and indigenous groups. In 1997, Apollo introduced the Integrated Rice-Duck Farming System (IRDFS) in the Philippines, a pioneering climate-smart agriculture system that eliminates the need for pesticides and chemical fertilizers, enhancing safety for farmers and improving rice grain quality. His work on IRDFS earned him a Silver Award in 2012 from the Asia Pacific Forum for Environment and Development-Institute for Global Environmental Strategies-Japan. He passionately disseminates this technology to combat poverty, create jobs, and address malnutrition, both locally and internationally. Apollo, a graduate of Xavier University and Flinders University, has a background in organic agriculture and women's health programs. He founded the Rice-Duck Movement Inc. to advance the IRDFS industry value chain. Recognized for his contributions, he received a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2019 and was nominated for the Advance Alumni Award for Global Australians in 2021. Currently, Apollo leads a team establishing the First Innovation Center for Coconut in Misamis Oriental, mobilizing significant investment to boost the coconut industry's economic impact. Additionally, as Provincial Agriculturist, he develops digital information systems to improve agricultural marketing and decision-making processes.