Symposium organizers and speakers.
The Feed the Future Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab (IPM IL) conducted a symposium on the South American tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta at the International conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change Assessment and Impacts on Livelihood held in Kathmandu, Nepal, January 10-12, 2017.
The symposium had presentations of participants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and the U.S.
Dr. R. Muniappan, Director, IPM Innovation Lab, Virginia Tech presented a brief review of Tuta absoluta and the 16 awareness and management workshops conducted for participants from 50 countries. Dr. Shahadath Hossain, Entomologist, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute talked about monitoring of the spread of Tuta absoluta in Bangladesh. Mr. Lalit Sah, International Development Enterprises (iDE) described the distribution and management of Tuta absoluta in Nepal. Dr. V. Sridhar, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research discussed the occurrence of Tuta absoluta in India and the use of the CLIMEX model for identifying its spread. The next presentation by Dr. Srinivasan Venkataramanan, Biocomplexity Institute, Virginia Tech, discussed the development of hybrid models including ecology and human movement in the spread of Tuta absoluta. Participants of the symposium discussed on the possibility of developing a regional project including Bangladesh, India and Nepal for the management of Tuta absoluta.
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