Researchers studying diseases of the world’s most beloved fruit vegetable meet to grapple with climate change as a driving force affecting production of this popular crop.
Dr. Roland Schafleitner of the World Vegetable Center, Dr. May Chodchoey of the Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA), and Mr. Patrick Hafenstein of Trade and Investment Queensland will be the keynote speakers at the Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum 2018, Taiwan's leading trade show for agriculture, aquaculture and livestock manufacturing technologies and solutions. Scheduled for July 26-28 at the Taipei World Trade Center, the expo will feature innovations in plant seed production and crop management to address climate change and food security. The conference's 45 sessions will cover plant health, aquaculture environment control, and sustainable livestock farming. A panel discussion on “Plant health management -- trends and solutions to reduce the usage of pesticides” hosted by Dr. Shan-Da Liu, will be jointly led by Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Taiwan Agricultural Chemicals and Toxic Substances Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Rotam Global Agrosciences, and CH Biotech R&D. Other presentations will focus on the current challenges of sustainable farming and food production, consumer trends, and agribusiness. Online registration is open now at https://goo.gl/eHhgwa or contact Ms. Joy Chou (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).