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IMPORTANT: Postponement of ISIFA 2020 due to COVID-19

The 1st International Seminar on Indigenous Farm Animals event, which was set to take place in June 29 – July 2 this year, has officially been postponed in light of the current coronavirus pandemic. Further information will be notified both on this website and through email broadcast.



The 1st International Seminar on Indigenous Farm Animals (ISIFA) 2020 is a scientific platform for researchers, practitioners, and professionals to share their knowledge and experiences on sustainable use of animal genetic resources. The utilization of farm animal genetic resources in developing countries is generally poorly planned and therefore not sustainable. The indigenous breeds are often considered inferior due to slow growth rate, despite the fact that they are highly fertile. The local genotypes are often randomly crossed with exotic genotypes to benefit from the heterosis. Unfortunately, most cross breeds raised in the developing countries do not produce to their genetic potential due to lack of favorable environmental factors such as feeding, management and health. Their reproduction efficiency is also lower than the indigenous breeds. Financial and cultural analyses are required to assess suitability of different breeds to a particular environment and to maintain biodiversity. There are also opportunities to identify local products of specific breeds that have niche market in the modern value chain based on their geographical indication (GI) values. In addition, it is believed that environment aspect should be a priority in managing farm animal genetic resources to maintain biodiversity.

Aim and Scope
The seminar will cover discussion on ruminant and non ruminant animals including the following topics:

  • Animal nutrition
  • Animal reproduction
  • Animal welfare and health
  • Biodiversity
  • Genetic and its interaction with environment
  • Socio economic and culture
  • Product quality

Keynote Speakers
Important Dates

Call for Papers
Authors are requested to submit an abstract(s) to the Organizing Committee by 10 April 2020. The abstract must contain the following section: introduction, aim of the study, method, results, conclusion, and keywords. The abstract must have no longer than 200 words.

[IMPORTANT] To submit the abstract, authors must register first (click here). Then they can submit their abstracts by logging in to this site (menu “Submission System” then “Login”). The submitted abstracts will be selected for presentation. The manuscripts (full papers) should be submitted only after the abstracts are accepted. The paper must be submitted one month after the conference day (29 July 2020). Please go to “Submission System” menu then “Login” to submit the full paper. Selected papers will be published in ATLANTIS PRESS and submitted for further indexing to Thomson Reuters. All articles get Digital Object Identifier (DOI).




Venue and Activities

The Jayakarta Lombok Hotel & Spa
Senggigi-West Lombok

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