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Thursday, January 12, 2012

ICPBFS 2012 - International Conference on Plant Biotechnology - Maharashtra

Advances in agriculture and plant breeding have lead to substantial increase in crop productivity in the past four decades. However, the global population is expected to reach 9 billions by the year 2050, making food security the most important social issue. Food production will have to be doubled to meet the needs of this population. The additional food will have to be produced on existing agricultural land with dwindling water resources. In addition, crop losses due to pests and diseases have to be controlled in an eco-friendly and sustainable manner. The challenges of malnutrition and enhanced productivity can only be met by breeding more productive, more nutritious and at the same time less resource input demanding crops. This challenge calls for harnessing the powerful tools of biochemistry and biotechnology in agriculture. Keeping this in view the Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology is going to organize the “International Conference on Plant Biotechnology for Food Security: New Frontiers” to deliberate on relevant issues.

It is a great pleasure for us to invite everyone interested in Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology and related subject to this conference. On request, an official invitation letter will be sent to all those who require it for obtaining visa, permission to attend the conference and for seeking personal grants.

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