8th International Conference on Wild Silk Moths held at Guwahati, India during 22nd to 24th January 2018

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Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Bangalore, India and International Society for Wild Silk Moths have jointly organized the 8th International Conference on Wild Silk Moths at Hotel Radisson Blu Guwahati, India during 22nd to 24th January 2018. The Conference witnessed the participation of 300 delegates from 16 countries; Bangladesh, Egypt, Japan, India China, Kenya, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Turkey, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Romania, Thailand, Paraguay, and Brazil. 185 scientific papers were presented during the Conference in oral and poster presentations of 6 sessions. Each of the Sessions were chaired by eminent scientists drawn from different parts of the world. The final outcome of the Conference was presented by the respective Chairpersons in the Plenary Session for adoption among the participating countries.
The last day of the event, 24th January 2018, was devoted for field visit to the sericultural areas in Udalguri, a soil to silk project area in Bodoland Autonomous Region of Assam Province. The delegates were exposed to Mulberry, Eri and Muga sericulture activities practised in North Eastern part of India.
An international exhibition on silk and silk products, with special focus on wild silk products, was also organized as a side-line event of the Conference. The delegates have been provided with an opportunity to experience the varied type of silk products originated from the different geographical regions of India.

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