This meeting was used as a forum for addressing seriously some of the important policy issues that affect those working in tropical agriculture, as well as those working on more fundamental aspects of plant pathology that may have an impact on developing country agriculture. The aim of the meeting was to mobilise discussion of the key issues and publicise the role of plant pathology in addressing major global concerns.
The meeting addressed the following themes:
The meeting attracted practitioners, scientists and policy makers from around the world and the range of invited speakers reflected the international sighnificance and importance of this topic area.
President: Professor Roger Plumb