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The 4th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science & Technology (NIFST) Western Chapter

Venue: Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
Date: Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st July, 2013
Theme: Challenges of Food Entrepreneurial Development in Nigeria

Chairman: Prof. Olugbenga A. B. Ogunmoyela (FNIFST) (Dean, College of Food Sciences,
Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State and Editor, Nigerian Food
Journal (NIFOJ))

Keynote Speakers: Prof. Folake O. Henshaw (Dean, College of Food Science & Human
Ecology, FUNAAB)

Mr. R. O. Olawale (FNIFST) (Former President of  NIFST and CEO,
Feed Me Ventures Ltd., Owode Egba, Ogun State)

Chief Host: Prof. Olusola B. Oyewole (FNIFST) (Vice-Chancellor, FUNAAB)
Host: Prof. Lateef O. Sanni (FNIFST) (President of NIFST and HOD, Dept. of Food Science & Technology, FUNAAB)

Programme: Monday 29th July, 2013            Arrival and registration of participants
Pre-ConferenceWorkshop
Cocktail
Tuesday 30th July, 2013            Opening Ceremony
Technical Sessions
Annual General Meeting/Elections
Wednesday 31st July, 2013      Excursion
Closing/Departure

Registration Fees:


Categories of participants

Early Bird registration (Before 14th July, 2013)

Regular Registration (After 14th July, 2013)

Members

N5,000

N5,500

Non members

N5,500

N6,000

*Student members

N1,500

N2,000

International members/participants

$50

$60

Abstract handling charges

N500

N500

Exhibition

N10,000

N10,000

GUIDE FOR PREPARATION OF ABSTRACT, FULL PAPER AND POSTER

Preparation of Abstract

Abstract must state briefly the objective of the study; highlight the major results and the conclusion. Font style-Garamond, font size-12 points, not more than 250 words are allowed.Not more than (5) keywords should be inserted below the abstract.

Preparation of Full paper

Manuscripts written in English should be typed using MS word, single spaced on A4 paper with 2.5cm and submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. hard copyshould be submitted at the conference immediately after presentation.Submitted manuscripts must not exceed 15 A4 pages (including tables,figures and references). Only articles that conform to the recommended format shall be considered for review.
FORMAT: manuscripts should normally be divided into distinct sections as follows; the text should be uniform 11 points font size (Garamond), single line spacing.

TITLE:
Should be presented on the first page along with abstract and keyword(s) with font style Calibri 15 points bold. Author’s name and affiliation should be font style- Garamond, and size- 10 points
Running title and lead author should appear on each page of the paper.

ABSTRACT:
Abstract must state briefly the objective of the study; highlight the major results and the conclusion.Font style-Garamond, font size-11 points, not more than 250 words are allowed.

KEYWORD(S):
Not more than (5) keywords should be inserted below the abstract. Keywords(s) should reflect the content of the paper for easy retrieval of the paper.

INTRODUCTION:
Should highlight the topic, using appropriate and up-to-date references followed by a short list of the objectives clearly indicating the aim of the research performed.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:
This section should be written in a manner that enables the reader to follow in detail both the materials and methods of uncommon procedures, in order to reproduce the experiments. An additional short description is advisable if the references are not accessible or are given in unfamiliar languages. Scientific and vernacular names should be written in full at first citation and in italics. Subsequently, the genus names may be abbreviated.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION:
result should describe Tables, Figures, Schemes, formulae etc.,presented in the article. Contents of Tables and Figures should only be repeated in the text, while drawing inferences to highlight the findings of the study. Font style- Garamond, Font size-10. Experimental data should be evaluated by suitable statistical methods, where applicable.The results should be discussed with regards to current knowledge and objectives of the research.

CONCLUSION:
This should be a distinct inference drawn from the findings of the research.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
This is optional.

REFERENCES: The Harvard style of referencing should be adopted, i.e. reference should be listed in alphabetical order. The list of references should include only those publications, which are cited in the text. References to periodicals must be indicated by author’s name and year (in parenthesis) in the text. The title of the work, the volume (italicized), and number of periodical should be indicated. The beginning and end pages of the article should also be indicated, e.g. Meadows, A.B. (2007). Effect of drum drying of banana pulp on the sorption isotherm and flexible packaging requirement.Nig.Food Journal 25(2), 130-140.For textbooks, the name(s) of the author(s) and the title of the book, followed by the publisher, city of publishing and the pages referred e.g. IweM.O. (2003) the Science and technology of soybean, Rojoint publishers Enugu, p 123-230. For chapters in a book, the names of the author, date, title of the article should be given, then followed by the author(s), title of the book, publisher and place of publication and the page numbers, e.g. Ebuehi,O.A.T. and Ikanone,C.E. (2007)mineral and vitamins content of some Nigerian bread sample. In: Kirsop, B.E. and Kurtzman, C.P.(Eds) Living Resources for Biotechnology, David Livingstone, London, p141-187.
For references obtained from the internet, the authors, the author or source of the material with date should be indicated, followed by the title of the article, then the internet identification, and when it was accessed. E.g. USDA (2007) USDA National Nutrient database for standard reference. Available from http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/.Accessed Feb. 23, 2007.

Illustrations and Figures:
Each figure should be given an Arabic number, e.g. Table 1. Scientific measurements should be given in SI Units. Internationally recognized abbreviations may only be used after the long form has been written and explained. Limit the numbers of illustration only to the most essential ones. Express “hours” as “h”, “minutes” as “min”, “seconds” as “sec”.

Tables:
Each table should be given an Arabic number, e.g. Table 1. The title of the tables should be indicated at the top. Each table should be on separate page. The numbers should be limited to the absolutely necessary ones. Footnotes to Tables should be typed below the Table and should be referred to by superscripts lowercase letters. No crisscross lines should be used. Only two horizontal lines should be ruled, one under the Table-heading and the other at the bottom-line of the table. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscripts (e.g. in graphs).

Preparation of Poster

Preparation of a poster: Prepare them in English. Your poster should be self-explanatory. Author(s) should explain details and discuss particular points raised by the visitor. Presentation by a poster should be visually appealing. Poster should include diagrams and charts, tables and schemes, graphs, photographs and brief written texts like: abstract, introduction, methods, results, conclusions and references. Panel materials must be very light and the poster could be of one sheet, so that it can be rolled up for easy transport and mounting. Alternatively it could be prepared in separate pieces for individual mounting, not exceeding the 90x120 cm format. Panels are available for the display of each poster.
Display: Posters must not exceed 120 cm high by 90 cm wide. The poster must be mounted vertically. The poster title should go centred in the upper part; in bold, in title case, font size of 80 to 100-points. Use a simple font like Trebuchet, Helvetica, Arial or similar (sans serif). Posters should be readable from a distance of 2 meters (6 feet). Main text should be of approximately 24 to 30 pts. Headings should be 50 to 60 pts or larger Photographs should be of a minimum of 15 by 20 cm. Caption of Tables, Figures and Photographs should be 18 pts. Names of each author and their regular mail addresses should also be included centred bellow the title. It is recommended to include also email address of the author to whom correspondence is to be directed. Electrical outlets will not be provided in the poster presentation area. The use of a computer (lap-top or similar) is discouraged. The Organizing Committee will assign a place (and a number) in a designated room in order to install each poster, according to the Session.
What to expect during the exhibition of posters Author should remain at the poster site at the time scheduled for exhibition in the Program, ready to discuss his/her work. You may prepare hand-outs related to your poster for distribution at the meeting. Hand-out should not contain any advertising. Distribution of personal cards to visitors helps to initiate a conversation as well as a future interaction/communication.

Local Organizing Committee Chairmen:
Chairperson: Dr. Ganiyat O. Fetuga
Secretary: Dr. O. P. Sobukola

  1. Fund Raising & Finance         Dr. H. A. Bakare
  2. Accommodation & Welfare    Dr. M. O. Adegunwa
  3. Protocols & Logistics              Dr. O. O. Onabanjo
  4. Editorial & Publications          Dr. A. A. Adebowale
  5. Technical & ICT                     Dr. O. A. Obadina
  6. Publicity & Programmes         Mr. Dola Adeboye
  7. Advisory Team                       Dr. W. A. O. Afolabi
GUIDE FOR PREPARATION OF ABSTRACT, FULL PAPER AND POSTER
Preparation of Abstract
Abstract must state briefly the objective of the study; highlight the major results and the conclusion.Font style-Garamond, font size-12 points, not more than 250 words are allowed.Not more than (5) keywords should be inserted below the abstract.
Preparation of Full paper
Manuscripts written in English should be typed using MS word, single spaced on A4 paper with 2.5cm and submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. hard copyshould be submitted at the conference immediately after presentation.Submitted manuscripts must not exceed 15 A4 pages (including tables,figures and references). Only articles that conform to the recommended format shall be considered for review.
FORMAT: manuscripts should normally be divided into distinct sections as follows; the text should be uniform 11 points font size (Garamond), single line spacing.
TITLE: Should be presented on the first page along with abstract and keyword(s) with font style Calibri 15 points bold. Author’s name and affiliation should be font style- Garamond, and size- 10 points
Running title and lead author should appear on each page of the paper.
ABSTRACT: Abstract must state briefly the objective of the study; highlight the major results and the conclusion.Font style-Garamond, font size-11 points, not more than 250 words are allowed.
KEYWORD(S): Not more than (5) keywords should be inserted below the abstract. Keywords(s) should reflect the content of the paper for easy retrieval of the paper.
INTRODUCTION: Should highlight the topic, using appropriate and up-to-date references followed by a short list of the objectives clearly indicating the aim of the research performed.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This section should be written in a manner that enables the reader to follow in detail both the materials and methods of uncommon procedures, in order to reproduce the experiments. An additional short description is advisable if the references are not accessible or are given in unfamiliar languages. Scientific and vernacular names should be written in full at first citation and in italics. Subsequently, the genus names may be abbreviated.
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: result should describe Tables, Figures, Schemes, formulae etc.,presented in the article. Contents of Tables and Figures should only be repeated in the text, while drawing inferences to highlight the findings of the study. Font style- Garamond, Font size-10. Experimental data should be evaluated by suitable statistical methods, where applicable.The results should be discussed with regards to current knowledge and objectives of the research.
CONCLUSION: This should be a distinct inference drawn from the findings of the research.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: This is optional.
REFERENCES: The Harvard style of referencing should be adopted, i.e. reference should be listed in alphabetical order. The list of references should include only those publications, which are cited in the text. References to periodicals must be indicated by author’s name and year (in parenthesis) in the text. The title of the work, the volume (italicized), and number of periodical should be indicated. The beginning and end pages of the article should also be indicated, e.g. Meadows, A.B. (2007). Effect of drum drying of banana pulp on the sorption isotherm and flexible packaging requirement.Nig.Food Journal 25(2), 130-140.For textbooks, the name(s) of the author(s) and the title of the book, followed by the publisher, city of publishing and the pages referred e.g. IweM.O. (2003) the Science and technology of soybean, Rojoint publishers Enugu, p 123-230. For chapters in a book, the names of the author, date, title of the article should be given, then followed by the author(s), title of the book, publisher and place of publication and the page numbers, e.g. Ebuehi,O.A.T. and Ikanone,C.E. (2007)mineral and vitamins content of some Nigerian bread sample. In: Kirsop, B.E. and Kurtzman, C.P.(Eds) Living Resources for Biotechnology, David Livingstone, London, p141-187.
For references obtained from the internet, the authors, the author or source of the material with date should be indicated, followed by the title of the article, then the internet identification, and when it was accessed. E.g. USDA (2007) USDA National Nutrient database for standard reference. Available from http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/.Accessed Feb. 23, 2007.
Illustrations and Figures: Each figure should be given an Arabic number, e.g. Table 1. Scientific measurements should be given in SI Units. Internationally recognized abbreviations may only be used after the long form has been written and explained. Limit the numbers of illustration only to the most essential ones. Express “hours” as “h”, “minutes” as “min”, “seconds” as “sec”.
Tables: Each table should be given an Arabic number, e.g. Table 1. The title of the tables should be indicated at the top. Each table should be on separate page. The numbers should be limited to the absolutely necessary ones. Footnotes to Tables should be typed below the Table and should be referred to by superscripts lowercase letters. No crisscross lines should be used. Only two horizontal lines should be ruled, one under the Table-heading and the other at the bottom-line of the table. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscripts (e.g. in graphs).
Preparation of Poster
Preparation of a poster: Prepare them in English. Your poster should be self-explanatory. Author(s) should explain details and discuss particular points raised by the visitor. Presentation by a poster should be visually appealing. Poster should include diagrams and charts, tables and schemes, graphs, photographs and brief written texts like: abstract, introduction, methods, results, conclusions and references. Panel materials must be very light and the poster could be of one sheet, so that it can be rolled up for easy transport and mounting. Alternatively it could be prepared in separate pieces for individual mounting, not exceeding the 90x120 cm format. Panels are available for the display of each poster.
Display: Posters must not exceed 120 cm high by 90 cm wide. The poster must be mounted vertically. The poster title should go centred in the upper part; in bold, in title case, font size of 80 to 100-points. Use a simple font like Trebuchet, Helvetica, Arial or similar (sans serif). Posters should be readable from a distance of 2 meters (6 feet). Main text should be of approximately 24 to 30 pts. Headings should be 50 to 60 pts or larger Photographs should be of a minimum of 15 by 20 cm. Caption of Tables, Figures and Photographs should be 18 pts. Names of each author and their regular mail addresses should also be included centred bellow the title. It is recommended to include also email address of the author to whom correspondence is to be directed. Electrical outlets will not be provided in the poster presentation area. The use of a computer (lap-top or similar) is discouraged. The Organizing Committee will assign a place (and a number) in a designated room in order to install each poster, according to the Session.
What to expect during the exhibition of posters Author should remain at the poster site at the time scheduled for exhibition in the Program, ready to discuss his/her work. You may prepare hand-outs related to your poster for distribution at the meeting. Hand-out should not contain any advertising. Distribution of personal cards to visitors helps to initiate a conversation as well as a future interaction/communication.