Biodiversity and Biosecurity

         India hosts four biodiversity hotspots, namely, the Western Ghats, the Himalayas, the Indo-Burma region and the Sundaland. It has some of the world's most biodiverse regions encompassing desert, high mountains, highlands, tropical and temperate forests, swamplands, plains, grasslands, as well as island archipelago. Biosecurity encompasses policy and regulatory frameworks to manage risks associated with agriculture and food production. In view of globalization, there is need to develop national and international frameworks, in order to regulate, manage and control biosecurity. Biological control of crop pests and diseases is the perfect option to take care of our biodiversity and biosecurity issues.

Lead talk on “Biodiversity bugs pests: An ecological perspective - N K Krishna Kumar, Bioversity International, New Delhi, India"

Lead talk on “Biosystematics, biodiversity and Biocontrol- Relationships – V. V. Ramamurthy,Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi”