Call for Abstracts


We had an overwhelming number of abstract submission for the upcoming first bi-annual conference of NAPA to be held in Oklahoma City on May 26-27, 2018. Several of you have requested that you still would like to submit your abstract for presentation considerations.

Accordingly, we have extended the abstract submission deadline to December 31, 2017. Please see the link below and submit the abstract accordingly:


Dear all valued members and beyond,

The first biennial NAPA 2018 Conference focuses on securing food, feed, fuel, and fiber (F4) for ever increasing populations through advanced agricultural innovations, best management practices, and environmentally friendly sustainable agricultural production systems with equitable distribution in a world of widening inequalities, increased climate variability, dynamic land-use, and volatile agricultural markets.

The NAPA Conference Organizing Committee (COC) is pleased to announce the theme "Global Food Security through Agricultural Transformation" for the Biennial Conference. Invited speakers and many concurrent sessions will be arranged to promote and celebrate this theme. However, the conference is open to submissions of abstracts on any topics related to Agricultural and Allied Sciences. This call solicits abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Also, there will be separate competitive oral and poster presentation sessions for students. The first three winners of each of the student sessions will be recognized and awarded cash prize and certificate of appreciation.

The abstract is limited to 300 words, and it must be submitted in a word /pdf file. Please adhere to the following format:

Paper Title:
Author(s) and Affiliation(s):
Presenting Author:
Travel support needed: YES/NO
Discipline: Select the most applicable discipline area for your abstract from the list given below.
Keywords: Enter a maximum of five keywords.
Abstract: Please organize the abstract in order of introduction, objectives, method, results/expected results, and discussion/conclusions.


Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural/Resource/Production Economics, Agricultural Education and Extension, Agriculture and Technology Studies, Agronomy/Crop Sciences, Animal Science, Fisheries, Rural Social Sciences, Gender and Agriculture, Women in Farming, Migration, Remittances and Agriculture, Rural Livelihoods, Food and Nutrition Sciences, Food Security, Forestry and Agroforestry, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Research Methods and Agricultural Statistics, Sustainable Agriculture, Natural Resources, Plant Breeding/Applied Genetics, Agricultural Engineering, Application of Remote Sensing, GIS, and other closely related disciplines.

The abstract must be received by December 31, 2017 (11:59 pm ET). Any abstract received after the deadline will neither be guaranteed a spot in the conference nor be included in the conference proceedings. You can submit the abstract through the conference website: or by an email to

Notification of acceptance:

The submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Sub-Committee. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified via email by February 1, 2018.

Funding for the travel:

A limited number of travel grants is available to support students and young scholars from developing countries. To qualify for these travel grants, you must submit the abstract before the deadline and you must have your abstract accepted for presentation in the conference.

Outstanding presentation awards for students:

The association will select the outstanding first, second, and third place winners for both poster and paper presentations by students. The winners will receive cash prizes (First: $250, Second: $150 and Third: $100) and plaques.

If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Biennial Conference Co-chair and Chair, Scientific Sub-Committee, Professor Krishna P. Paudel at and/or
We look forward to welcoming you to Oklahoma City for the First Biennial Conference of the Association of Nepalese Agricultural Professionals of Americas (NAPA) on May 26-27, 2018.

Krishna P. Paudel, Ph.D.
Professor, Louisiana State University
Conference Co-chair and Chair, Scientific Sub-Committee