Conference on Dynamic Strategies in Plant Sciences for Crop Sustainability and Food Security

2021-06-15

International Conference on Dynamic Strategies in Plant Sciences for Crop Sustainability and Food Security" Two-day International Conference entitled “Dynamic Strategies in Plant Sciences for Crop Sustainability and Food Security” has been organized on May 26-27, 2021 (virtually on Zoom) by the Department of Botany, Government College Women University Faisalabad, Pakistan. The aim of the conference was to provide an international forum for academicians, researchers, managers, industrial participants, and students to share their research findings with global experts. Botanists from various countries i.e., Pakistan, Canada, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom, France, and Australia keenly participated in the conference. Eminent speakers, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Ruhi Mermut, Prof. Dr. Stephen C. Fry, Prof. Dr. Peter Kettlewell, Prof. Dr. Munazza Gull, Dr. Muhammad Ilyas, Dr. Odile Berge, Khawar Sohail Siddiqui, and Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari graced the event by delivering thoughtful keynote lectures. Scientists highlighted the current challenges faced by the agriculture sector which are having adverse effects on food security. They highlighted the problem of food security as a global challenge, by stating that in 2030 a huge gap is expected between food demand and supply. They also suggested real-world solutions to problems faced by scientists and farmers and emphasized that crop sustainability must be given top priority. They emphasized the dire need for some natural systems by which we can protect our environment by cleaning our natural resources like air, water, and soil as well as by taking care of wildlife. The guest speakers and participants appreciated the organizing team and appreciated the dynamic leadership of Prof. Dr. Robina Farooq, Vice-Chancellor, GCWUF for providing a platform to share new ideas, research, and methods adopted in agriculture and plant sciences. They hoped for more such events in the future and maximum participation from various sectors. The conference ended on opening new vistas of research for students at the university. The participants appreciated the efforts of the Head of the Department Dr. Abida Kousar for managing the conference well.

Event Organized By Department of Botany
Held on 2021-05-27