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June 1-3, 2020


   (ENG) / (PL)   


The technical programme of the International Conference will consist of plenary lectures, lead papers, contributory papers, discussions with scientists, breeders, policy planners, representatives from Industry and NGO's, poster presentation and an exciting exhibition.



IHAR-PIB, Radzikow, Poland


June 1-3, 2020

Official Language:


Presentation abstract delivery by e-mail no later than:

April 15th, 2020

Registration form submitted by e-mail no later than:

April 30th, 2020


  1. Review the current global status and identify long term challenges for food, nutritional& environmental  security and natural resources;
  2. Suggest strategies using modern nanobiotechnologies in conventional plant breeding and plant protection to achieve targets as per UN Millennium goals;
  3. Provide an opportunity to exchange knowledge and technologies on sustainable agriculture in fragile environments;
  4. Establish international forum/network of researchers and development functionaries concerned with sustainable development.


IHAR-PIB, Radzikow, Poland, EUCARPIA, ICSSARM, India and IFSDAA, Germany being scientific and developmental organizations, are primarily interested in science-based and policy-related contributions in all areas of relevant research on sustainable development, food and nutritional security, bio-energy, environmental and agricultural sustainability as per UN Millennium goals, so that steps can be suggested for implementation using modern (nano-)biotechnologies and conventional plant breeding and plant protection.


Contributors are requested to specify a title of their intended presentation which  will fit the following themes and related topics.

Nanobiotechnology and plant breeding for crop improvement and crop protection:


  • Nano-biotechnology in plant breeding and plant protection for crop production;
  • Genetic resources for crop improvement in relation to land use/ecology;
  • Integrating nano-biotechnology for agricultural sustainability;
  • Infusing tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses;
  • Enhancing water, nutrient/input use efficiency in crops, low input genotypes;
  • Enhancing physiological efficiency for elevating productivity ceilings;
  • Value addition: nutritional quality and industrial uses;
  • Transgenics and molecular breeding approaches and applications;
  • Plant tissue culture and its applications;
  • Approaches for improving biomass production for bioenergy;
  • Seed production and  international cooperation.

For natural resource management:

  • Plant microbe interaction towards sustainability, productivity and plant protection;
  • Biologically oriented land use, organic farming, biofertilizers, biopesticides;
  • Phyto and bioremediation approaches for polluted soils;
  • Agriculture waste management including bio-plastics and biogas production;
  • Dryland agriculture for crops , agro-forestry & agro-horticulture.

Related socio-economic aspects:

  • Participatory plant breeding – combining adaptation, performance and acceptance;
  • Policy issues and biosafety regulations;
  • Patents and farmers rights and livelihood issues;
  • Acceptance of biotechnological products in rural and urban settings globally;


Research focus.  The Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute-National Research Institute (IHAR-PIB) is the largest Research Center in Poland in the multi-disciplinary area of plant improvement, biotechnlogy, germplasm conservation and enhancement. The Institue has build up units that work on GMO detection in plant products, biosafety and basic research with the use of transgenesis.. Established in 1951, the Institute was recognized as a leading research center for crop improvement and food security not only in Central Europe, but also on the international scale. Research achievements of IHAR-PIB reflected in released cultivars and frequently cited publications in highly respected for scientific merit journals, resulted in wide contacts with international community of researchers and plant breeders. IHAR-PIB continues to develop an extensive collaboration in the field of genetic crop improvement through breeding, development of seed science and certified seed production technologies. By contributing to such a broad spectrum of activities the Institute is recognized as a competitive agricultural research center, not only in Europe but also worldwide. .

About Radzikow:

Radzikow is situated in the central part of Poland.’s lowland. IHAR-PIB is a Research Center located be-tween trees and fields. Among attractions, a few kilometers distant from IHAR-PIB headquarters at Radzikow, is a primeval forest “Puszcza Kampinowska” and Fryderyk Chopin Museum at Żelazowa Wola.

Climate and weather: Weather between late spring and early fall months is usually pleasant. Plenty of bright, sunny days are present. Average air temperature by mid September ranges between 15-25oC. Cooler air temperatures, rainy days or windy weather happen occasionally.

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