20 June 2023, New Delhi: The Asia Pacific Plant Protection Commission unanimously elected India as chair of the Standing Committee on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for the biennium 2023-24 during their 32nd Session held in Bangkok in November last year. The APPPC Workshop on Systems Approach for the management of fruit flies on mango has been scheduled from 19-23 June 2023 at Hotel Fortune Select Exotica, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.
The Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmer Welfare, GOI, Shobha Karandlaje inaugurated the workshop in the presence of Ashish Kumar Shrivastav, Joint Secretary (PP), Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Dr. YubakDhoj G.C., Executive Secretary, APPPC Secretariat, Dr. S.N. Sushil, Director, ICAR-NBAIR, MoA&FW and Dr J.P. Singh, PPA, DPPQS.
Shobha Karandlaje emphasized on the production of pest free as well as residue-free fruits and vegetables for getting market worldwide so that farmer’s income can be increased. She further linked the agricultural export/trade, measures to be taken, and the need to strengthen the working together for export promotion.
Ashish Kumar Shrivastava, Joint Secretary (PP) has briefed on the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), APPPC, and their role in Phytosanitary mitigation for safe transboundary movement of commodities. He shared his experiences with the implementation of the Systems Approach for mango in India. In this aspect, he further emphasized on development of a Systems approach for all the important Agricultural commodities by farm registration/ orchard registration with the State Agriculture Department, application of Integrated Pest Management at the farmer level, regular monitoring of pests, and timely management of pest so that even smaller farmer and marginal farmer can also produce export quality produce and stringent treatment can be avoided.
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