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 life 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, Indian Phytopathology, 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.