The International Conference on Plant Health Management (ICPHM) 2023 is set to take place in Hyderabad, India, from 15th to 18th November. This significant event is organized by the Plant Protection Association of India (PPAI), an institution with a rich legacy of 50 years in advancing plant protection both nationally and internationally. The conference aims to provide a platform for global collaboration in fostering innovation and sustainability in the field of Plant Health Management.
Objective of ICPHM 2023
The primary objective of the ICPHM 2023 is to explore and capitalize on global opportunities in innovation and sustainability within the domains of research and entrepreneurship related to Plant Health Management. The conference aims to bring together experts, researchers and stakeholders from around the world to discuss and deliberate on pressing issues and potential solutions in the field.
Celebrating 50 years of PPAI
The Plant Protection Association of India (PPAI), established in 1972, has played a pivotal role in the realm of plant protection. As the organization commemorates its 50th anniversary in 2022, the ICPHM 2023 stands as a testament to its enduring commitment to the advancement of plant health management on both national and international fronts.
Key Insights from Distinguished Speakers
The event featured prominent speakers, including Dr. Sarada Jayalakshmi Devi, Vice Chancellor of ANGRAU, who highlighted the need to identify resistant genes for various pests and diseases. Dr. Devi stressed the importance of developing high-yielding varieties through a focus on bio-control agents, natural enemies and eco-friendly applications. These insights provide a roadmap for agricultural innovation and resilience.
Government Perspectives and Industry Contributions
Government perspectives on plant protection and biosafety were shared by Dr. S.C. Dubey, ADG Plant Protection and Biosafety, ICAR, GOI, New Delhi. His insights into policy considerations and regulatory frameworks added a crucial governmental perspective to the discussions. RC Agarwal, Chairman of Dhanuka Group, also contributed to the discourse, emphasizing the role of the industry in supporting sustainable agricultural practices.
Paving the Way Forward
Dr. B. Sharat Babu, President of PPAI and Chairman of the International Conference on Plant Health Management, provided closing remarks, summarizing the key takeaways and outlining the way forward. The conference participants left with a renewed commitment to advancing plant health management practices, integrating sustainable methods and fostering collaboration for the greater goal of ensuring global food safety.
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