|A group photo of participants at the 12th IPVE Symposium
January 28 to February 1, 2013. The 12th symposium focuses on emergence, epidemiology and control of native and new encounter virus diseases to reflect on prevailing situation of virus diseases in the Africa and around the world that are not only ravaging the crop production, but also affecting the international exchange of germplasm and commerce.
The symposium provides a forum for exchange of latest knowledge and technologies to control virus diseases and pave way for an African and global strategy to combat emerging and reemerging plant virus diseases.
This symposium focuses on links between changes in virus evolution and ecology, and its impact on virus emergence and virus disease control.
The scientific program built around these themes deals with the changing phases of plant virus epidemiology, climate change effects on plant viruses, modeling to predict virus disease spread, virus evolution and ecology, virus‐vector interactions, advances in diagnostics, surveillance and control. A special session deals with IPM‐CRSP programs on virus disease management in developing countries.
There is also a special session on strengthening plant virology in sub‐Saharan Africa, where virus diseases have remained a primary threat to a number of staple crops.
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