To address the growing concerns of food security by means of emerging methods of plant health management under the identified broad thematic areas. Addressing concerns of climate change, loss of crop biodiversity and policy issues concerning plant health management through unconventional methods and integrated pest management are given significance.
Emerging trends in biotechnology and GM crops are likely to be discussed by international experts with variety of ideas on a common single platform which in turn should help understand and develop better plant health management technologies for global food security.
The main objective of the conference is to seek new global trends and directions in plant health management for food security by means of their adoption for human welfare. Agriculture is a key sector for the economy of many countries and it can be potentially exposed to deliberate attacks which can have dramatic economic consequences in the food, feed, and fibre sectors. Intentional introduction of certain microbes may have serious rebounds even on human health when food reserves contaminated after harvesting of crops and processing of raw materials. Programmes aimed at attacks against agriculture and the agro-food sector through bioweapons were conducted in the past and still in recent years this kind of threats are documented. Prevention and preparedness are the two basic approaches to maximize food security against any sort of tampering, whether natural, inadvertent or intentional.