President's Adress

Prof. Dan Shechtman

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to participate in the Afula Conference on Beneficial Expressions of Insects that will be held in Afula, Israel, on March 6th, 2018.

Afula is organizing this scientific conference in recognition of:

The increasing challenge of feeding the world's growing human population and maintaining the food sources of humankind.

The need to create an alternative solution to waste management with less damaging environmental effects.

The growing trend of shifting from traditional chemical crop protection to an integrated biological protection platform.

The developing insect biotechnology industry.

The conference will provide a platform for sharing knowledge, experience, ideas, and initiatives from the various disciplines involved in the utilization of insects for the benefit of humankind in both food and non-food applications.

The conference is designed for professionals, and scientists in the fields of Pollination, Crop Protection, Food and Feed from Insects, Micro-robotics, Biomimetics, Public Health, Waste Management and Agriculture.

Afula, a fast-growing city, is building a new institute that will lead research, development, and production of insects for the benefit of humankind.

The institute, to be opened in 2018 will collaborate with the world’s leading scientists and organizations in the various relevant fields.

We look forward to seeing you in the Afula Conference.

Prof. Dan Shechtman

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