The 53rd edition of the global Nematode Sciences Conference kicked off Monday in Egypt, marking the first time that the African continent and the Middle East will host such a significant event.
This annual conference aims to showcase the best methods to combat the most ferocious and hazardous soil pests that threaten agricultural crops.
The five-day conference will witness the participation of about 140 scientists and researchers from 34 countries across various continents. It featured 16 discussion sessions, followed by field visits to acquaint attendees with the latest agricultural methods in Egypt, and a tour of various Cairo landmarks.
According to the chairman of the conference, Egyptian agricultural scientist, Fahim Qoura, it's a great opportunity for Egyptian researchers to interact with renowned scholars from prestigious global universities, leading to potential collaborations and research projects benefiting the region as a whole.
Among the participants will be representatives from major agricultural and chemical companies, both from within Egypt and internationally, showcasing their latest products and innovations in the field.