Largest International Event covering Biocontrol in ASIA
Wednesday 7th - Friday 9th June 2017
Bangkok (Thailand) Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers
Following the inaugural Biocontrol Asia Conference & Exhibition that took place in New Delhi in 2015 and gathered more than 200 people from 20 countries and the recent inaugural Biocontrol LATAM conference & Exhibition that took place in Campinas, Brazil and gathered more than 450 delegates from 26 countries, New Ag International & 2BMonthly join forces again with IBMA to organize the 2nd Biocontrol Asia Conference & Exhibition.
It will take place in the vibrant city of Bangkok, from Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th June 2017. More than 300 delegates from the whole Asia-Pacific region and Oceania are expected to gather to discuss the future of biopesticides in the big and smaller markets of the region.
The International Organisation for Biological Control - Asia and Pacific Regional Section (IOBC-APRS) and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) bring to you
MAXIMIZING OPPORTUNITIES FOR
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL IN ASIA'S CHANGING AGRO-LANDSCAPES
This one-week field course will be organized around a number of topics that are of immediate relevance to Asia's agriculture, such as invasive species, ecological intensification, biodiversity loss in agricultural settings, and landscape simplification. The short course will provide a primer to students and young professionals in how biodiversity aspects biological control of pests - within the particular context of Asia's intensified agriculture. The course will use an approach that will pair lecture-style introductions to key topics by world experts with hands-on activities in order to reinforce key concepts. Cross-cutting subject areas that will be covered in this course include: Biodiversity in tropical systems; diversity from landscape to farm-level scales; the importance of diversity & biological control on smallholder farms; and the importance of resource diversity to biological control.
The short course will not only celebrate Asia's historical contributions to the field of arthropod biological control, but equally highlight opportunities and threats for sustained biological control in present-day farming systems. The course will introduce novel concepts, tools and methodological approaches, and plant the seed for invigorated applied research on arthropod biological control in Asia's highly unique yet rapidly changing agro-landscapes.