Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU)

3-5 September 2013, Gödöllő, Hungary

Godollo, Szent Istvan UniversityThe Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU) of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is organizing a workshop on “Regional awareness raising on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Eastern Europe”. FAO’s leading scientific partner is the Department of Plant Protection of the Szent István University of Gödöllő. The aim of the workshop is to discuss IPM concept as well as to stimulate regional cooperation in sustainable agricultural production, focusing on identifying the gaps in the mentioned field in each country.
IPM is already considered as an emerging approach for crop production and protection. Its further achievements are very promising for our daily agricultural and environmentally sustainable lifestyles. But there are plenty of concerns that generate obscurity for the public. Discussion and exchange of views are highly recommended among experts of the Agricultural Ministries and of the National Plant Protection Organizations.
In Gödöllő eleven FAO Member Countries (Armenia, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, TFYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine) are assembled to contribute to reinforcing the regional cooperation. Their efforts are supported by Franz Bigler and Prof. Milka Glavendekic, well-known, leading experts of the International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC).