The 4th International Conference of Agricultural Sciences (AgInsight 2022) of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, was held successfully on 26th and 27th January 2022 as a virtual conference at the premises of Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. In keeping with the theme of ‘Empowering Research for Innovative and Sustainable Agriculture’, the conference aimed at bringing researchers, professionals, policy makers and undergraduates to a common platform and disseminate their research findings and scholarly knowledge at an international academic forum intending to broaden international networks while contributing to the national and global development.
Inaugural ceremony of AgInsight 2022, was held on 26th January 2022 with the participation of the Chief Guest, Senior Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, Chairman, University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka, the Guest of Honor, Senior Prof. Chandana P. Udawatta, Vice Chairman, University Grants Commission Sri Lanka and Prof. RMUSK Rathnayake, the Vice Chancellor of Sri Lanka. Distinguish guests representing the Deans of the Faculties, Directors, Administrative officers of the University, academia from other national Universities and the invitees from different industrial entities graced the events. Prof. Andrea Cupp, an eminent scholar from the University of Nebraska conducted the keynote speech title’ ‘Animal Reproduction Innovations to Increase Animal Protein: Genomic Selection, Gene Editing and Donor Spermatogenesis’. Following to the inaugural ceremony, two parallel plenary sessions were conducted representing the disciplines of Agribusiness Management and Livestock Production. Twenty technical sessions were conducted on 27th January 2022 to publish more than 100 extended abstracts covering the thematic areas of ‘Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics’, ‘Agriculture & Agri-environment’ and ‘Livestock and Aquaculture’.
The Organizing Committee of AgInsight 2022 was chaired by Prof. RK Mutucumarana. The conference was coordinated by Dr. JBDAP kumara and Dr. GEM Wimalasiri and Ms. BMRL Basnayake contributed to AgInsight 2022, as the Secretory and Assist. Secretary, respectively.