International Conference on Sustainable Cereals and Crops Production Systems in the Tropics (Icfst 2019) is to be held at The Rinra Hotel, Makassar Indonesia on 23-25 September 2019.

Food security is one of the global issues and become the greatest challenges of this century. Each country has a different method and investment support to ensure adequate food in its country. World food also experienced a significant increase from year to year. Based on USDA data (2017) the trend of world grain production has decreased significantly. In the year 2014/2015 world grain production reached 2,514 million tonnes with the United States, China, India and Brazil as the biggest production country. However, in 2015/2016 world grain production declined to 2,456 million tons. Global climate change, reduction of productive agricultural land, and soil fertility are the main causes of declining global grain production.

Among all agricultural commodities, food crop commodities (rice , corn and soybeans) contribute a higher proportion of subsidies / assistance in a number of countries because they involve the lives of many people and social stability. Various countries, particularly in developing countries, provide high subsidies to guarantee the availability of domestic food. The provision of subsidies is carried out in the form of providing superior food crops, fertilizer assistance and price subsidies at harvest. In addition to the role of the government, the development of research on corn and other food crops continues to progress rapidly. With a touch of biotechnology, various types of varieties and components of cultivation technology have been successfully assembled and developed in the community, especially in developing countries.

The International Conference on Sustainable Cereal and Food Crop Production Systems in the Tropics aims to exchange research information on corn/maize and major food crops (rice, sorghum, soybeans) along with the obstacles and challenges faced in their development in the community. This international seminar is also an event to establish cooperation in the development of grain commodities in the future.s


1 February 2019Call for abstract submission
30 August 2019Deadline for abstract  submission
2 – 15 September 2019Reviewing process
16 September 2019Notification of Acceptance
17  -20 September 2019Registration
23 – 25 September 2019Conference


This conference will be hosted by Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development, Republic of Indonesia. The target of participants is about 300 persons from various background such as Scientists, Entrepreneurs, academics, extension workers and students from Indonesia and overseas.


The participation to the ICSFT conference is free of charge (including seminar materials, lunch, morning and afternoon teas, attendance of all technical sessions, and field trip). Additional cost of USD 100 for selected paper to be published on Scopus Indexed Conference Series. Prepare your manuscript by following paper template and submit your manuscript through the following link



Jl. Metro Tanjung Bunga no 2, Kec. Mariso, Kota Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan 90111

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Conference Chair:  Dr. Muhammad Azrai
Chief Editor: Prof. I Nyoman Widiarta


  • Dr. Kevin Pixley (CIMMYT-CGIAR)
  • Dr Willy Bayuardi (Bogor Agricultural Institute) 
  • Prof. Machito Mihara (Tokyo University of Agriculture)
  • Prof Bunyamin Tar’an, MSc. Ph.D (University of Saskachewan Canada)
  • Prof. Dr. Ir. I Made Oka Adnyana, M.Sc Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development)
  • Muhammad Arsyad PhD ( Hasanuddin University)
  • Dr. Amran Muis (Indonesian Cereals Research Institute)
  • Dr. Muhammad Aqil (Indonesian Cereals Research Institute)
  • Dr Nuning Argo Subekti (Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development)
  • Dr Amin Nur (Indonesian Cereals Research Institute)
  • Dr. Refli Nur (Center for Biotechnology)
  • Prof. Baharuddin (Hasanuddin University)