Conference

Opening session

Keynote speaker: Ganjun Yi, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences - China

Session 1: Preventing and managing outbreaks of emerging banana pests and diseases

Keynote speaker: Miguel Dita: Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA) – Brazil

Session 2: Using banana diversity and crop improvement for managing pests and diseases

Keynote speaker: Uma Subbaraya, National Research Centre for Banana NRCB - India

Session 3: Integrating management approaches for a healthy banana crop

Keynote speaker: Qirong Shen, Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) - China

Session 4: Assessing impact of production constraints and management responses on people’s livelihoods

Keynote speaker: Jianghui Xie, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Science - China

Session 5: Exploring novel post-harvest, processing and marketing strategies for banana production systems affected by pests and diseases

Keynote speaker: Sijun Zheng, Bioversity International/Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences - China

Closing session

Keynote speaker: Tony Pattison, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries DAF – Australia