International Banana Symposium Philippines 2014

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10911309_778746805507293_4810187088189693931_oInternational Banana Symposium (November 20-22, 2014)
Participated by 25 international and local speakers, a total of 568 delegates at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier, Davao City, Philippines

International Banana Symposium Programme

Plenary 1: Status of the Philippine Banana Industry: Opportunities and Challenges
MR. STEPHEN ANTIG, Pilipino Banana Growers &
Exporters Association (PBGEA)

Plenary 2: Working with Agrarian Reform Communities
MR. ANTHONY SASIN, Anflo Management and Investment Corporation

Plenary 3: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Banana Industry
MR. EDGAR BULLECER, Senior VP & COO, Paglas Group of Companies

Plenary 4: Banana Industry S and T Strategic Plan
DR. PATRICIO FAYLON, Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research, and Development (PCAARRD)

Plenary 5: Past, Present, Future of Banana Conservation and Improvement
DR. NICOLAS ROUX, Genetic Resources Conservation and Use, Bioversity International

Plenary 6: Precision Farming in the Banana Industry
MR. STEWART LINDSAY,Team Leader–Banana Production Systems Horticulture & Forestry Science, Agri-Science, Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia

Plenary 7: A closer look at the threat of Fusarium Wilt TR4 and Black Sigatoka to the sustainability of the Cavendish Industry
DR. AGUSTIN MOLINA,Bioversity International

Plenary 8: History and Global Movements of Fusarium Wilt
PROF. ALTUS VILJOEN, Department of Plant Pathology, Stellenbosch University

Plenary 9: Industry Response in Mitigating
Fusarium Wilt TR4 in the Philippines

DR. EMILY FABREGAR, Research and Development, Lapanday
Foods Corporation

Plenary 10: Situation of Sigatoka Leaf Disease in Latin America and the Caribbean:Occurrence and Management
DR. LUIS PEREZ-VICENTE, Plant Pathologist, Instituto de Investigaciones de Sanidad Vegetal (INISAV), Cuba

Plenary 11: Experiences and vision of FAO for
integrated management of banana diseases

DR. FAZIL DUSUNCELI, Agriculture Officer (EMPRES-Plant Pathology),FAO-Rome

Plenary 12: The African Banana Industry: Opportunities & Challenges
DR. ELDAD KARAMURA, Eastern & Southern Africa, Bioversity International

Micro-propagation/ Tissue Culture Technology Updates
DR. S.W. LEE, Tissue Culture Section, Taiwan Banana Research Institute