Indian Phytopathological Society 

New Delhi


International Conference 2018

International Conference 2018


It is a matter of great pleasure to announce that Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi and Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), Bangkok,Thailandis jointly organizing an International Conference on “Role of Soil and Plant Health in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals” in Bangkok, Thailand, in the last week of November 2018.. The conference will be the ideal platform for the delegates, as it will help in developing close interaction among scientists, students and planner engaged in research on soil and plant health management.

About the Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS)

The Indian Phytopathological Society is a professional forum for promoting the science of Phytopathology. It is the third largest society of plant pathologists in the world and having more than 2000 members across the world. The Society was established on February 28, 1947 at the Division of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. The Society is devoted to the study of plant diseases and controls, constantly advancing modern concepts in plant health management in agricultural, urban and forest settings. Through its journal, the IPS provides information on the latest developments and research advances in the area of plant health science, sharing information with the scientific community, policy makers, and the general public.

About Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions APAARI

The Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) was established in 1990 at the initiative of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and most of the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of the Asia-Pacific region and a voluntary, membership-based, apolitical and multi-stakeholder regional organization. It is bridging national, regional and global stakeholders to bring about collective change in agri-food systems of Asia and the Pacific. APAARI’s wide network of members and partners comprises of national agricultural research institutes (NARIs) and national agricultural research organizations (NAROs), CG centres, Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA), universities, extension service providers, civil society organizations, (farmers’ organizations – FOs and non-governmental organizations – NGOs), international development organizations and the private sector. The close links and collaboration with these stakeholders are instrumental in strengthening agri-food research and innovation systems towards more sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific region.


  1. Ecological Pest Management
  2. Input-Suppliers for Plant Health
  3. Role of Plant Health in Value Chain
  4. Policy Issue related to Plant Health
  5. Trans-boundary Movement of Plant Pests
  6. Plant Health Vis-à-vis Climate Change

Call for papers

Conceptual and research based articles or papers related to the conference themes are invited. Soft copy of abstract (500 words) typed in A4 size paper in Arial font, 10 font size in 1.5 spacing in MS word should reach to Organizing Secretary on or before: 15th September 2018 through email


There will be three categories of presentations

  • Invited/plenary lectures
  • Oral presentation of selected papers
  • Poster presentations


There will be best oral and poster presentations awards in each themes for first, second and  third prizes.

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For further details, please contact:

Dr. Dinesh Singh, Secretary, Indian Phytopathological Society, Division of Plant Pathology, IARI, New Delhi 110012, INDIA; Tel.: 011-25840023; Mob.: 9968246428; Email:; Website:

Dr. Ravi Khetarpal, Executive Secretary, Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), 4th Floor, FAO Annex Building, 202/1 LarnLuang Road, Klong Mahanak Sub-District, PomprabSattrupai District, Bangkok 10100, Thailand; Phone: +662-282 2918; E mail: