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For Conference details see:  http://www.acpp2017.org



On behalf of the Asian Conference on Plant Pathology 2017 (ACPP 2017) organizing committee, we would like to invite you to attend the ACPP 2017, which will be held at International Convention Center in Jeju, South Korea, from September 13 to 16, 2017.

Asia is the most populous continent. Over 60% of human population live in this continent and the population of Asian will be increased for the next tens of years. Now we are faced with lots of threats, such as climate changes, epidemic of plant diseases, and environmental pollutions, to disturb sustainable supply of foods and natural resources for diverse industries. Considering it, plant disease is a significant threat to food security for many nations. It is therefore imperative to devise the novel and stable control strategies for plant disease, which requires understanding of plant pathogens and interaction between host and pathogen. Asian Conference of Plant Pathology (ACPP) has been the forum to foster collaboration among scientists around the world, especially Asia. Not surprisingly, much progress has taken place in a wide range of research topics on the biology, genomics, host-pathogen interactions, resistance, and disease management. To share the recent advancement in scientific researches and to broaden our understanding of plant diseases, we host the 6th ACPP in beautiful island of South Korea, Jeju. We cordially invite you to this exciting meeting held in the UNESCO Heritage and the New 7 Wonders of Nature!

The meeting promises to be an exciting venue to update you on most topics of plant pathology, from diagnosis to biotechnology. It is anticipated that over 700 participants will attend the conference, providing a unique opportunity to promote scientific collaboration. Welcome reception and conference dinner will also be held during the conference.

Please register for the meeting and submit your abstract for presentation or for poster. The various deadlines for the meeting will be posted on the 6th ACPP website at http://acpp2017.org.

The conference will start on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Please plant to arrive in International Convention Center the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Please let us know if you need any further assistance for your travel arrangements and we will look forward to seeing you in Jeju, South Korea.

Heung-Tae Kim

Yong-Hwan Lee



Conference Organizing Committee of the ACPP 2017

The Korean Society of Plant Pathology

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Dr. Wondi Mersie of Virginia State University, PI of the IPM Innovation Lab’s “Biological control of the invasive weed Parthenium hysterophorus in East Africa” project.

Feed the Future IPM Innovation Lab and Invasive Weed Species

The IPM Innovation Lab presented two papers at the “International Conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change Assessment and Impacts on Livelihood” in Kathmandu, Nepal. Dr. R. Muniappan, Director of the IPM Innovation Lab at Virginia Tech presented on the ecological distribution of the four alien invasive weed species, Ageratina adenophora, Chromolaena odorata, Lantana camara, and Parthenium hysterophorus. He pointed out the adoption of Ageratina adenophora to humid and temperate conditions, Chromolaena odorata to humid and tropical areas, and Parthenium hysterophorus to arid and tropical situations. However, several taxa of Lantana camara found in the tropics have adopted all the three conditions mentioned above.

Dr. Wondi Mersie of Virginia State University, PI of the IPM Innovation Lab’s “Biological control of the invasive weed Parthenium hysterophorus in East Africa” project, presented a paper on the adverse effect of Parthenium hysterophorus on biodiversity of above ground vegetation and the seed soil bank of rangelands in Ethiopia.

Stephanie Parker

IPM Innovation Lab


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The 12th Arab Congress of Plant Protection – ACPP 2017, 5-9 November, 2017 Cairo-Egypt.

(http://www.asplantprotection.org/PDF/1st-Announcement_12th-Arab-Congress_En.pdf) (Attached pdf)

ACPP 2017 – : : Arab Society for Plant Protection


Welcome to the 12th International Arab Congress of Plant Protection 5 – 9 November, 2017 Cairo – Egypt Invitation The Arab Society for Plant Protection (ASPP) in …

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FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT: 12th Arab Congress of Plant Protection. ACPP 2017 5–9 November 2017, CAIRO EGYPT-. “Towards Future Secure Agricultural Production”

The Arab Society for Plant Protection (ASPP) in collaboration with the Agricultural Research Center (ARC), Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Egypt, represented by the Plant Protection Research Institute and the Plant Pathology Research Institute, has the pleasure to welcome and invite scientists, researchers, academicians, and those who are involved with various aspects of the field of plant protection of pests from government agencies, universities, research and extension institutions, and international agencies to present and exchange regional expertise of all aspects of plant protection, including recent developments related to integrated pest management strategies.
19 ANEPPNEL 67 March, 2016
Congress Topics
1. Economic insect and animal pests
2. Integrated management of Phytopathogens
3. Etiology and epidemiology of plant diseases
4. Natural enemies and their role in pest management 5. Post-harvest pests 6. Effect of environmental changes on insect pests, plant pathogens and natural enemies
7. Date palm pests
8. Bio-pesticides 9. Nano-technology for pests and Plant diseases control
10. Safe use of agrochemicals 11. Quarantine regulations and phytosanitary measures
12. Integrated pest management 13. Genetic engineering and pest control
14. Integrated control of weeds 15. Apiculture and Sericulture
Congress Language: Arabic (Official) for papers presentation and English for symposia presentations.

ACPP2017 Secretariat: Please contact us if you have any question or suggestion via:
Post Address: 7 Nadi El-Said Street, Dokki, Giza, Egypt
E-mail: acpp2017@arc.sci.eg- Phone/ Fax: +202-33372193, Mobile: +201274998314
Website www.acpp2017.sci.eg

Note: A symposium on the South American tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta, will be co-sponsored by the Feed the Future IPM Innovation Lab and the Tuta absoluta Working Group of the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS) .

tuta S american

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ICE/Orlando participants are encouraged to attend three symposia sponsored by the Feed the Future IPM Innovation Lab and the the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS).

Session title: Integrated Pest Management Components and Packages for Tropical Crops

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016

Time: 1:30 – 5:00 PM

Location: Convention Center, Room W331 D


Session title: Global Spread and Management of the South American Tomato Leafminer, Tuta absoluta

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Time: 9:15 – 12:00 PM

Location: Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Room W224 H

Tuta absoluta

Session title: Entomology without Borders: Senior Member Symposium with Retired and Emeriti Professionals on Sharing their  Involvement after Retirement

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Time: 9:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: Convention Center, Room W231 C


See you in Orlando!

E. A. Heinrichs

IAPPS Secretary General






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Nepal terraces

Nepal international conference on biodiversity, climate, and livelihood

Protecting unique assemblages of biodiversity together with meeting the needs of people under the scenario of climate change poses a great challenge. The impacts of climate change, along with habitat loss, invasive species, and other ecological threats, are most severe for the global poor, and South Asia is a highly affected region. In this backdrop, an International Conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change Assessment and Impacts on Livelihood (ICBCL) has been programmed in Kathmandu for January 10-12, 2017 by Nepal and US universities with USAID IPM Innovation Lab support.

The conference will focus on approaches from the natural and social sciences to support sustainable economic development particularly in developing countries, which face climate hazards, biological invasion and agricultural pests, biodiversity loss, nutrient and water stress, and social and gender inequities. We will bring together eminent scientists, policy makers and development workers for integrating science, technology, policy and action. Emphasis will be on innovative applications of scientific and technological research to promote rural livelihood and broad based improvements in nutrition, health, and quality of life. This conference will also include opportunity for developing knowledge sharing hubs, regional working groups, and pilot projects for regional climate change adaptations and village based ecological enterprises.

The abstract submission deadline is 15 September, while the early registration deadline is 30 November. Please see icbcl17.org for more details, or contact the conference organizers at icbcl17@gmail.com

For more information contact:

Prof. Mohan Siwakoti

Tribhuvan University

Kathmandu, Nepal

Email: icbcl17@gmail.com

Phone: 00-977-1-4331322

Website: http://icbcl17.org

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Kathmandu, Nepal

10-12 January 2017



Tribhuvan University (Central Department of Botany), Nepal

Agriculture and Forestry University,  Nepal

City University of New York, USA

Institute for Global Agriculture and Technology Transfer, USA

Main sponsor: USAID IPM Innovation Lab

Climate change is one of the most important environmental, social and economic issues faced by the world today. The impacts are most severe for the global poor, and South Asia is one of the regions highly affected by these changes. Climate innovation and technologies involve basic science, engineering as well as information dissemination, capacity building, and community organizing. The Conference will focus on approaches from the natural and social sciences to support economic development particularly in developing countries, which faces serious climate hazards along with food, water, and soil management and environmental justice challenges. This three-day international conference will bring together eminent scientists, policy-makers, and development workers in both nonprofit and profit enterprises to discuss promising new approaches for integrating science, technology, policy and action. We will stress innovative applications of scientific and technical research to promote rural enterprise and broad-based improvements in nutrition, health and living standards. This conference will include opportunities for developing knowledge sharing hubs, regional working groups, action plans and pilot projects for regional climate change adaptation and village based agriculture enterprises.

Conference Themes

  • Climate Change: Climate science and modeling; Impacts and adaptation assessment; Hazard prediction and preparedness
  • Water Resource Management: Hydrologic modeling; Snow and glaciers; Water governance; Efficiency and innovation
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Status, threats to and management of biodiversity; Biological invasions; Carbon sequestration; Payment for ecosystem services; Ecosystem-based adaptation.
  • Agriculture and Livestock: Climate resilient cropping; Modeling changing crop distribution and production; Integrated pest management; Soil, water and nutrient management; Small-scale and sustainable agro-business
  • Gender and Livelihood:Nutrition, health and well-being; Environmental justice; Development for marginalized groups; Women’s empowerment and enterprises

Abstract Submission

Please submit abstracts online at http://climdev17.org Abstracts should be related to the theme of the conference and should not exceed 250 words.


  • Abstract submission: 15 August 2016
  • Abstract selection notification: 15 September 2016
  • Early bird registration: 30 November 2016
  • Final paper submission to peer-reviewed journal special issue: 1 May 2017

Registration fee*

Participants Early bird registration

(Before 30 Nov 2016)

Late Registration

(After 30 Nov 2016)

From outside SAARC countries US$ 350 US$ 450
From SAARC countries US$ 150 US$ 200
Institutions participation from Nepal NRs. 10,000 NRs. 12,000
Individual participants from Nepal NRs. 4000** NRs. 5000

* Registration fee includes the cost of kit, documents and refreshment provided during the conference

**Limited number of students will get 25% discount in registration fee


All the selected abstracts for the conference will be published in a conference pre-proceedings volume at no additional cost. Selected papers will also be considered for publication in special issues of the peer-reviewed journals Climate and Environments.


Hotel room rates are typically US$ 50 to 150. Participants from abroad are advised to book hotel rooms well ahead of the program. Please book a room yourself at your choice, or the organizers can help to find suitable one on request. Suggested hotels in Kathmandu are:

Soaltee Crown Plaza (www.crowneplaza.com)

Hotel Himalaya (www.hotelhimalaya.com.np)

Hotel Annapurna (www.annapurna-hotel.com)

Greenwich Hotel (www.greenwichnepal.com)

Hotel Park Village (www.ktmgh.com/park-village-resort)



  • Tirtha Raj Khaniya, Vice-Chancellor, Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu
  • I.P. Dhakal, Vice-Chancellor, Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU), Nepal
  • J.R. Pokhrel, Vice-Chancellor, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)


Organizing Committee

  • Chairman: Prof. Pramod K. Jha, TU
  • Co-chair: Prof. Nir Krakauer, CUNY
  • Convener: Dr. Tarendra Lakhankar, CUNY
  • Secretary: Prof. Mohan Siwakoti, TU
  • Treasurer: Prof. Mohan Sharma, AFU
  • Joint Secretaries: Dr. Bharat B Shrestha and Dr. Ram A Mandal, TU


  • Kedar Rijal
  • Lochan Devkota
  • Ranjana Gupta
  • Siddhi B Karmacharya
  • Sangeeta Rajbhandari
  • Bijaya Panta
  • Mohan Panthi
  • Ram K. Yadav
  • Sanjay Khanal
  • José Anadón
  • David Lohman
  • Ram Prasad Lamsal
  • Anjana Devkota
  • Sanjay K Jha
  • Min Pokhrel
  • Praseed Thapa

Technical Committee

  • Chairman: Professor Ajay Jha
  • Members: Dr. Tarendra Lakhankar
    • Mukesh K Chhettri
    • Sundar Tiwari

Advisory Committee

  • Sudha Tripathi, Rector, TU, Nepal
  • Dilli R. Uppreti, Registrar, TU, Nepal
  • Professor Satish Garkoti, Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  • Mohan B. Gewali, Kathmandu University
  • Nab R. Devkota, AFU, Nepal
  • Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Nepal
  • Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Nepal
  • Secretary, Ministry of Population and Environment, Nepal
  • Secretary, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Nepal
  • Secretary, Ministry of Livestock and Bird Development, Nepal
  • Madan L. Shrestha, NAST, Nepal
  • Eklabya Sharma, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal
  • Prahlad Thapa, Country Representative, IUCN Nepal
  • Anil Manandhar, Country Representative, WWF Nepal
  • Judy Oglethorpe, Hariyo Ban Programme, WWF Nepal
  • A.K.M. Nazrul Islam, Dhaka Univeristy, Bangladesh
  • Surendra P. Singh, Deharadun, India
  • G. Carvello, Padova University, Italy
  • M. Boselli, Padova University, Italy
  • G. Rossi, Pavia University, Italy
  • Steve Adkins, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Md. Anwarul Islam, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
  • Mark Watson, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK
  • Luke Colavito, Country Director, iDE Nepal
  • Y.R. Pandey, Executive Director, Nepal Agriculture Research Council, Nepal
  • Indu S. Thakur, JNU, India
  • Buddhi R. Khadgi, Secretary, NAST, Nepal
  • Rishi Ram Sharma, DG, Dept. of Hydrology and Meteorology, Nepal
  • Dean, Institute of Science and Technology, TU,
  • Jiwan Shrestha, NAST, Nepal
  • R. Muniappan, Director, IPM Innovation Lab, Virginia Tech., USA
  • Member Secretary, National Trust for Nature Conservation, Nepal
  • Yang Pi, Kunming Institute of Botany, China
  • Xu Rumei, Beijing University, China
  • Teiji Watanabe, Hokkaido University, Japan

 Conference Contact

ClimDev Conference

Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu

Email: sec@climdev17.org
Website: http://climdev17.org


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