Nicaragua Hosts Plant Disease Management Conference

The event will be held from 24 to 27 August in the capital's Camino Real Hotel.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The theme of the conference will be Integrated Plant Disease Management (MIP in Spanish) including agricultural best practice as well as the sale and marketing of agro-ecological products.

The event will feature various ways to take part such as forums and expert discussions with leading international specialists, themed thesis presentations and slide shows. Likewise, participating organizations and institutions will have the opportunity to promote and market their products through the stands and negotiation meetings.

It is hoped that the event will also encourage the sharing of information and knowledge, enabling networking and links between the sector's educators, researchers, professionals, businesses and international experts.

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