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7 Jan 2020 - 10 Jan 2020

4th International Conference on Agrochemicals Protecting Crops, Health and Natural Environment

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“Discovery and development of synthetic and natural products for pests management”

Plant protection chemicals have and will continue to play crucial role in meeting the food, feed and fiber needs of the ever increasing population of the country. Pesticide production recorded in 2005-06 was 82000 metric tonnes with an economic turnover of Rupees 68 billion (approx. 1.09 billion USD) in 2006, over 40% through exports. Estimated loss due to pest, diseases and weeds was raised from the value Rs 900 billion per annum (approx. 15 billion USD)  in 2002 to Rs. 1400 billion per annum (approx. 23 billion USD) in 2007 in India and the number is increasing day by day. Counterfeit products of the value of Rs. 25-30 billion (approx. 483875 USD) are also in commerce. However, it is noted that the pesticides have inherent toxic properties due to which caution has to be exercised at all the steps, beginning with their discovery till the final use. The policy issues need to address to the various stages. The conference aims to address several key areas relevant to the need of the time with the fast changing global scenario on trade and Intellectual Property rights. Development of new plant protection chemicals and their innovative formulation will be a step towards the international advancement of chemistry. The Scientists/ experts participating in the conference will deliberate on various issues and are expected to bring out strategies for managing pest problems towards achieving global food security and clean environment. Besides conference may go a long way in generating and spreading many new ideas and concepts.

7 – 10 January 2020, New Delhi, India

Contact: Dr N. A. Shakil,e-mail: [email protected]
Principal Scientist
Division of Agricultural Chemicals, IARI,
New Delhi – 110 012 (INDIA)

Event report: Shakil, N., & Kumar, J. (2020). 4th IUPAC International Conference on Agrochemicals Protecting Crops, Health and Natural EnvironmentDiscovery and development of synthetic and natural products for health and pests management, Chemistry International42(2), 34-35; https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2020-0227