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Locust invasion - Challenges and the future of food and agriculture

At this time many countries are battling the challenges of locusts surveillance and control operations.

The worst locust outbreak in decades has devastated the agriculture crops and pastures. The country is still recovering from drought and havoc flooding. This latest blow could lead to "major food security issues." YPARD Pakistan and ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) with the collaboration of other co-organizing partners are organising an online forum to discuss the current situation. This webinar is part of the series of webinars that will be conducted on this theme in curbing challenges for #FoodSecurity in the region. 

Dates and Time: Monday, June 01-2020, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Pakistan Time )

Theme: Challenges of locusts surveillance and control operations    

Hosted by: Shahla Salah, YPARD Country Representative and Abhishek Khadka, YPARD Asia and Pacific Group 

Event Moderator: Alpha Sennon, Managing Director - WhyFarm 

Partners Organizations: YPARD Pakistan & ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) 

Co-organizing Partners: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Ministry Of National Food Security and Research Pakistan, YPARD Asia & Pacific Group and WhyFarm Agricultural Organization 
Honourable Chief Guest Speaker:  Prof. Dr Manzoor Soomro, President - ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF)

Outstanding speakers:

Presentation Time: 10 minutes for Each Speaker, please be prepared accordingly

  • 1) Dr Muhammad Ishaque Mastoi, National Coordinator (Plant Protection) - Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
  • 2) Ganesh Chandra Shrotriya, Advisor - Green TV - India
  • 3) Dr Falak Naz, Advisor & Director-General - Department of Plant Protection - Ministry Of National Food Security and Research Pakistan  
  • 4) Dr Syed Waseem ul Hassan, Food Security Commissioner - Ministry Of National Food Security and Research Pakistan
  • 5) Patrick Kamulegeya, Agricultural Inspector, pest/ disease control - Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
  • 6) Prof Dr Shashi Vemuri, Advisor & General Secretary - FAST (Foundation for Agriculturally Sustainable Transformations)


Join the Forum: Zoom Webinar ID: 815-6737-8587 -----> 

Event page: Youth and Agriculture Events (Facebook); 
Live streaming:

Facebook Live: YPARD Asia & Pacific Group;