ICAR-RCER, Patna hosts webinar on entomophagy
Discusses livelihood security and ecological engineering for innovative pest management
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The ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar recently organised a national webinar on 'Entomophagy for livelihood security and Ecological Engineering for innovative pest management'.
In his welcome address, Dr Ujjwal Kumar, Director, ICAR-RCER, Patna briefed about the importance of entomophagy for livelihood security and the role of host plant resistance for innovative pest management.
Prof RK Gupta, Head (Division of Entomology), Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Jammu & Kashmir deliberated on the 'Ecological Engineering for Pest Management.' He also stressed the importance of ecological engineering for pest management being a new paradigm to enhance the natural enemies of pests in an agro-ecosystem.
The main objective of the webinar was to create awareness and update the knowledge of the scientists, faculties, extension workers, NGOs, policymakers, students and other stakeholders on entomophagy for livelihood security and Ecological Engineering for innovative pest management.
The webinar registered 273 participants.