International Balkan Agriculture Congress (IBAC)


            International Balkan Agriculture Congress (IBAC), coordinated by the Trakya Universities Union , will be held in Çanakkale between 16-19 October 2024, hosted by Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University. The congress offers an important opportunity to share current research on innovative approaches to agriculture, food, water resources and meet international researchers in these fields. It is possible to attend the congress online or onsite.

            There will also be a “GEOGRAPHICALLY INDICATED PRODUCTS EXHIBITION AND WORKSHOP” and a “7th CANAKKALE AGRICULTURE FAIR” within the scope of the congress.  In the second century of the Republic of Turkey, we invite you to participate in this meaningful event IBAC-2024.

             With these events and congress, concrete outcomes such as providing exchange of knowledge amongst experts, transferring of existing information to individuals and organizations involved in the sector, determining policies that will solve the problems of agricultural products and creating new national and international research programmes in line with the determined targets, and direct contribution to the economy by using these results in different sectors are expected to be achieved.


Kind Regards,

Congress Organization Committee




  • Participation in the congress can be with or without paper.
  • Paper Abstract Submission: 01 June 2024 – 30 August 2024
  • Announcement of Acceptence for Papers (Deadline): 06 September 2024 (The results of the paper evaluation will be notified to the author within 7 days at the latest from the date of upload)
  • Video Presentation Submission Deadline: 04 October 2024 (optional)
  • Full-Text Submission Deadline: 30 October 2024
  • Congress Date / Congress Sessions:16-19 October 2024
  • Each researcher can participate in the congress with 2 papers
  • Stand facilities will be provided to organizations that want to promote their activities during the congress
  • As a part of the congress, touristic trips and travels will be organized in the surrounding area
  • Technical specifications of papers and posters, preparation periods and registration fees and accommodation conditions will be informed in the second announcement (May 2024)


General Agriculture

  • Horticulture
  • Plant Protection
  • Animal Science
  • Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
  • Field Crops
  • Agricultural Structures and Irrigation
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Food Engineering
  • Agriculture Machinery and Technologies

Energy Systems in Agriculture

  • Alternative Energy Sources in Agriculture
  • New and Renewable Energy Sources
  • Energy Utilization and Management
  • Bioenergy Sources
  • Energy Production, Storage, Consumption and Efficiency
  • GHG reduction, Storage and Transformation

Post-Harvest Technologies and Process Engineering

  • Drying and Storage of Agricultural and Food Materials
  • Processing Technologies and Engineering
  • Sorting, Handling and Packaging Technologies
  • Physical Properties of Food or Non-food Materials
  • New Technologies in Food Processing

Natural Resources & Enviromental Systems in Agriculture

  • Water Resource Management in Agriculture
  • Land Resource Management in Agriculture
  • Smart Irrigation Systems
  • Irrigation Systems, Water Management and Water Usage Strategies

Plant, Animal Sciences in Agriculture

  • Optimization and Design of Animal, Crop and Horticultural Buildings and Equipments
  • Animal Housing and Welfare
  • Emissions and Air Quality
  • Greenhouses and Storage Facilities
  • Relationship Between Agricultural Machinery and Environment
  • Indoor Vertical Farming
  • Smart livestock farming
  • Forage Technologies
  • Integrated and Sustainable Farming systems 
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Plant Genetic Sources
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Cultivation and Breeding
  • Biometry and Genetics
  • Alternative Plant Production Systems
  • Alternative Animal Production Systems
  • Fodder Crops and Animal Nutrition

Information Technologies, Sensors & Control Systems in Agriculture

  • Smart Farming/Precision Agriculture
  • Scenarios Transitioning from Agriculture 4.0 to Agriculture 5.0
  • Data Engineering, Data Processing and Management
  • Remote Sensing and Artifical Intelligence for Agriculture
  • Using of Information Technologies in Agriculture
  • Automation and Emerging Technologies
  • Automation, Control and Support Systems
  • Robotics
  • Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles
  • Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture
  • Computer Applications in Agriculture

Management, Ergonomics, System Engineering, Health & Safety in Agriculture

  • Farm Management, Labor and Work Planning and Optimisation
  • Improving Health of Agricultural Machinery Users
  • Ergonomics and Safety of Workers
  • Agricultural Insurances

Agriculture Machinery and Technologies

  • Soil Tillage, Fertilization, Seeding and Cultivating Systems
  • Tractors, Engines
  • Harvesting and Threshing Technologies
  • Plant Protection Systems
  • Agricultural Mechanization Technologies and Innovation

Sustainable Agriculture

  • Global Climate Change and Agriculture
  • Soil Conservation
  • Conservation Tillage
  • Environment Problems and Solutions in Agriculture
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Quality Management in Agricultural Products
  • Energy Conservation
  • Waste Management

Other Agricultural Sciences

  • Plant Nutrients and Soil Fertility
  • Plant Ecology and Physiology
  • Geographically Indicated Products
  • Meadow-Pasture Improvement and Management
  • Farm Animals Genetic Resources
  • Farm Management and Operation
  • Digitization and E-commerce Applications
  • Industrial Plants / Crops and Bio-diesel Production
  • Rural Sociology
  • Rural Tourism
  • Landscape Architecture and Agricultural Applications
  • Aquaculture
  • Agricultural Bioinformatics
  • Agricultural Education and Accreditation
  • Agricultural Business, Marketing and Policy
  • Agricultural Organization and Supports
  • Digital Modelling in Agricultural Production
  • Soil Reform and Land Consolidation
  • Consumer Preferences
  • Remote Sensing and Application of Geographic Information Systems in Agriculture
  • Veterinary Medicine / Veterinary
  • Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics
  • Pesticide and Toxicology
  • Ecofriendly Pest Management




- Participation in the congress can be with or without paper.

- Paper Abstract Submission: 01.06.2024 - 23.08.2024

- Announcement of Acceptence for Papers (Deadline): 30.08.2024 (The results of the paper evaluation will be notified to the author within 7 days at the latest from the date of upload )

- Video Presentation Submission Deadline: 15.09.2024 (optional).

- Full-Text Submission Deadline: 01.10.2024

- Congress Date / Congress Sessions:16-19 October 2024

- Each researcher can participate in the congress with 2 papers.

- Stand facilities will be provided to organizations that want to promote their activities during the congress.

- As a part of the congress, an examination and touristic trip will be organized in the surrounding area.

- Technical specifications of papers and posters, preparation periods and registration fees and accommodation conditions will be informed in the second announcement ( May 2024).



Registration Type

Early (Before 30 August, 2024)

Late (From 30 August, 2024)

Student Online

30 €

50 €

Student Onsite

75 €

100 €

Non-student Online

80 €

120 €

Non-student Onsite

100 €

140 €

Accompanying Person

80 €

120 €



Registration Type

Early (Before 30 August, 2024)

Late (From 30 August, 2024)

Student Online

800 ₺

1200 ₺

Student Onsite

1000 ₺

1500 ₺

Non-student Online

1250 ₺

1750 ₺

Non-student Onsite

2000 ₺

2500 ₺

Accompanying Person

1250 ₺

1750 ₺





  • Prof. Dr. Murat ŞEKER
  • Prof. Dr. Fatih KAHRIMAN
  • Prof. Dr. Ali SUNGUR
  • Prof. Dr. Arda AYDIN
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Burak POLAT
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anıl ÇAY
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem GÖZEL
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özge Can NİYAZ ALTINOK
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Onur HOCAOĞLU
  • Assistant Prof. Dr. Melis İNALPULAT
  • Assistant Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali GÜNDOĞDU
  • Lec. Mürsel GÜVEN
  • Lec. Ahmet BECAN
  • Res. Assist. İrem POYRAZ
  • Res. Assist. Serkan ÖZDEMİR
  • Res. Assist. Çağrı KINIK



Because of its strategic geographical location, Çanakkale region (Troas) has seen many invasions throughout its history which goes back to about 5000 BC. The region includes important archaeological sites such as Troy,  Neandria, Alexandria-Troas, Assos. Chryse, Dardanos and Lampsakos.

It was conquered by the Persians in the 5th century BC and by Alexander the Great in 334 BC. Subsequent to the death of Alexander the Great, the region came under the sovereignty of the Romans in the second century BC until 395 AD, after which the Byzantine Period began. Arab and Crusader invasions followed the Byzantine Period. In the 14th century, the Karesioğulları, a Turkish tribe, came into the region and made Balıkesir their capital.

Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror (bunded and developed the city of Çanakkale in the 15th century in the following periods, the city continued to grow thanks to its geographical position. During the First World War, British, French and Russian navies attacked the Turkish forts in the Çanakkale Strait in order to take control of the Straits and Istanbul and to open a passage for aid to Russia. Bloody battles were fought in Seddülbahir, Arıburnu, Morto Bay, Alçıtepe, Kanlısırt, Conkbayırı, Kabatepe, Kocaçimen and Anafartalar. In 1915 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, commander of the Turkish army, led a successful campaign to drive out the Allied Powers from the area.


Ayvacık, Bayramiç, Biga, Bozcaada, Çan, Eceabat, Ezine, Gelibolu, Gökçeada, Lapseki, Yenice.


Located on the north-western coast of Turkiye, Çanakkale, like İstanbul, embraces two continents with one arm reaching out to Asia, Biga Peninsula, and the other Europe, Gelibolu Peninsula.


The transition climate between Black Sea and Mediterranean climates is dominating the city. Winters are mild, windy and rainy, and summers are windy and hot. Daily temperatures in summer range between 25 oC and 35 oC. The temperature of the sea is the highest in July and August.


Çanakkale is a strategic region of Anatolia. That's why it had been invaded on several occasions in the past. The history of Çanakkale region so called as “Hellespontos” and “Dardanelles” in ancient ages has gone back to about 5000 BC. The Trojan Ruins which is 30 km away from the Çanakkale Centrum is one of the most ancient centers of population. Trojan Ruins that is a cultural center of Anatolia nearly 2000 years has 9 layers. The region includes important archaeological sites such as Troy, Neandreia, Alexandria-Troas, Assos, Chryse, Dardanos and Lampsakos.

When Achaean (Akhaihlar) troops did not capture Trojan Castle around 1200 BC, they went on hoard their ships but they left a great wooden horse at the edge of the castle. When the Trojans who took the horse inner part of a fortress arranged victory festivals, Achacans who were kept in a horse opened doors of the fortress and they attacked with other soldiers who were in the slüps and they captured the city. The Spartans after Achacans, Persians in 5 BC and then Alexander the Great the king of Macedon captured this region in 4 BC. After all The Roman Empire dominated the region. However when the Roman Empire was divided into two different empires in 395 AD, this region remained in the Eastern Roman Empire. The Islam troops with (heir strong fleet passing the Dardanelles besieged Istanbul in 668, 672 and 717 AD and captured Çanakkale region. Byzantine, Latin and Italian republics dominated this region in common.

After Malazgirt Victory in 1071, the Selçuk Turks went down to Çanakkale but they could not capture the Dardanelles entirely. When the Crusader troops occupied Iznik at the Crusaders in 1097, the Selçuk Turks retreated inwards from the coast of Sea of Marmara and the Aegean, lurk troops under the command of Emir Mohammed also went down to Çanakkale but they retreated because of the Second Crusade.

Karesioğulları who was independent breaking with the Selçuk Sultanate of Rum captured Çanakkale definitely in 14th century. Karesioğulları adhered to the Ottoman Empire in die Orhan Gazi's reign. The Turks marched on Europe passing Çanakkale. Gelibolu was conquered Prince Süleyman Pasha. In the reign of Murat 1 the Ottomans captured entire coast of the Dardanelles after 1362. The Sultan of Ottoman Empire Fatih Sultan Mehmet established and built up Çanakkale city in the 15th century. The city continued its development as its geographic condition after Fatih's reign. In the I. World War the fleets of English, French and Russians attacked passing the Dardanelles in order to capture Istanbul and open the Straits way for Russia, and bloody wars occurred in Seddülbahir. Arıburnu, Morto Koyu, Alçıtepe, Kanlısırt, Conk Bayırı, Kabatepe, Kocaçimen and Anafartalar. Turkish soldiers under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk enabled that the Allies retreated from the region in 1915 writing a heroic tale, and the Allies accepted that “Çanakkale must not be passed”.


Çanakkale is one of the culture and tourism centers of Turkiye with its nature, people's hospitality, unique buildings, ancient cities, historical city walls, martyr's cemeteries, civil architecture examples, clean coastlines and beaches with blue flag, fascinating islands, thermal springs, equable climate, various agricultural products, regional cuisine, fresh and assorted fishes, handicrafts, folklore and artntS. Çanakkale where offers a differential beauty in each season İs an antique, natural and modern city with its geography within the sea, abundance of its lands and historical magnificence. Çanakkale İs a historical, cultural and training city with its 5 millennium background. In addition to this, İt İs an important tourist center which incorporates magical and historical places which are nourished by antique cultural treasures as like in Iliad of Homer with epics.

Çanakkale which is known as “Hellespont” and “Dardanelles” in ancient years is located in Marmara and the Aegean regions. The length of the coastline is 671 km and it is our city where the history and geography come together significantly. Gelibolu Peninsula where the Gallipoli Campaign which is important and specific in our history and World War history occur, Troy and Assos which are important centers in Western Anatolia of ancient world are essential tourist and historical values of Çanakkale. The ancient cities which remain ironi a historical process Trojan War to the Gallipoli Campaign and sanctorum has embodied theme of “Peace” to the city's identity. Çanakkale has done the honors of “Peace”. When Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK who is the founder of the Republic calls out to mothers who sent children into war from distant regions, he transmitted the message of “Peace in homeland, peace in the world” by saying that, “Your children are in our heart”.