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.
This conference continues the series of international symposia on the biological control of arthropods held every four years. Dr Roy Van Driesche was the founder of the series and held the first meeting in Hawaii in January 2002. The second meeting took place in Davos, Switzerland, in September 2005, the third in Christchurch, New Zealand, in February 2009. The latest one was held in Pucón, Chile, in March 2013. The upcoming 5th symposium will follow the proven format and framework of the previous four symposia, as they have all been very successful and highly appreciated by the participants.
ABIM is the world leading business meeting for the biocontrol industry. ABIM facilitates the development of biocontrol products in order to make plant protection safer and more sustainable. ABIM provides networking opportunities and up-to-date information to the biocontrol industry. ABIM encourages the exchange between small and large companies as well as between governmental authorities and researchers. Website: www.abim.ch
Joint Meeting of:
Sociedad Mexicana de Control Biológico
Association of Natural Bio-control Producers (ANBP)
International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA), Invertebrate Biocontrol Agents Group
The workshop objective is to explore opportunities for advancing the rearing of high quality entomophagous and phytophagous insects and mites, entomopathogenic nematodes, and other invertebrates for plant and animal pest management, human and animal food, and a variety of other uses. The program will consist of symposia on current "Hot topics," invited and submitted presentations, and posters on the selected aspects of arthropod rearing as they relate to production and quality control. Presentations will serve as a basis for discussion and exchange, with the final aim of improving collaboration among scientists and practitioners. The program also will include an organized excursion.
General Topics for the Symposia include:
Development and validation of protocols for invertebrate mass rearing and quality assurance, with special attention to novel quality control techniques
Mass rearing invertebrates for:
- Management of arthropod pests
- Veterinary and medical field applications
- Production of insects for feed and food
Breeding of beneficial arthropods
Networking and instruction on insect rearing
New Ag International will host in Kenya, from Monday 19 - Friday 23rd March 2018, two international conferences covering the world of High Tech Agriculture, covering in depth:
The conferences will feature speakers from academic, government and industry circles, whose aim will be to promote products and technologies that fit African conditions.
Presenters will speak about the currently available solutions, as well as sustainable and precise agriculture. These innovative solutions could also help Africa to advance quickly, building capability from scratch right now, on logistics, infrastructure, government support, knowledge transfer and trading platform, etc.
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Save the date! More information to come in August 2017.
We are looking forward to arranging a stimulating conference and hope that you will be able to participate. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org