College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management

1st Global Agriculture Multidisciplinary International Conference (GAMIC 2022)

This Conference Is Postponed Indefinitely

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This Conference Is Postponed Indefinitely

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 Agriculture (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 March 11-12, 2022 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. Agribusiness
  12. Sustainable food system
  13. Indigenous knowledge system
  14. Biotechnology
  15. Aquaculture

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 2022 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 will resume as soon we have definite dates of the conference. If you have questions about the abstract submission, please email Norman Arancon at

Abstract Notification of Acceptance
October 15, 2021.

Abstract Submission Form

Registration Fees

Early Registration
(October 15, 2021 to December 15, 2021): $ 200.00
Regular Registration
(December 21, 2021 to February 15, 2022): $ 250.00
Student Registration
(October 15, 2021 to February 15, 2022): $200.00
Conference Registration Deadline
February 15, 2022

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 Hawaii. He has worked at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii 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 Hawaii. He serves as the Graduate Chair of the Tropical Plant Pathology Program at the University of Hawaii 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 Hawaii Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta.

Plenary Speakers

headshot of Bruce Mathews Bruce Mathews is dean and professor of soil science and agronomy for the College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo) and has worked there since 1993. His areas of research are plant nutrient cycling and soil fertility as affected by environmental conditions and crop management; assessment of the impact of agricultural and forestry production practices on soil, coastal wetlands, and surface waters; and development of environmentally sound and economically viable nutrient management practices for pastures, forests, and field crops in the tropics. He has traveled throughout SE Asia on several projects related to his work and did a sabbatical leave in the Philippines during 2001-2002. He received his bachelor of science in agriculture, with high honors, in 1986 from UH Hilo. He received his master of science in agronomy from Louisiana State University and his doctor of philosophy in agronomy, with a minor in animal science, from the University of Florida. He has authored over 50 scientific articles and book chapters. His wife, Grenia, is a pediatric nurse originally from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, and they have two adult children. He enjoys exercising at the gym with Grenia and still occasionally surfs.

headshot of Peter MatlockPeter Matlock is working with the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo to develop an Institute for Tropical and Marine BioEconomy, and continues to work with the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) to develop strategic commercialization programs for new bio-based renewable aviation fuels and materials. He has over thirty years experience in industrial, agricultural, and medical biotechnology, started three companies from concept stage, worked in business development and management with start-up companies to leading multinationals, testified on energy policy before the Hawaii PUC, and promoted commercialization of research technologies at Stanford University, LLNL’s Biomedical Division/Human Genome Project, and most recently as Director of Technology Commercialization at JBEI. He has an undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College and graduate degrees in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford.

Featured Speaker

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.