Welcome

The next Joint Conference of the CORESTA Agronomy & Leaf Integrity and Phytopathology & Genetics Study Groups will be held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 13-17 October 2019. Located in western Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is a small town which lies on the southern bank of the Zambezi River. It is named after and is home to the world’s largest waterfall, the Victoria Falls. The waterfall also known in the local dialect as "Mosi oa-Tunya" ("the smoke that thunders") is not only one of the greatest attractions in Africa but is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The waterfall is 1.7 km long and has a depth of more than a hundred meters. The noise from the water as it falls can be heard from a distance of 40 km, while the spray and mist from the falling water rises to a height of over 400 meters and can be seen from a distance of 50 km. The beautiful Victoria Falls is located within the Victoria Falls National Park.

The conference venue is the majestic Elephant Hills Hotel and Resort which is situated on a small hill overlooking the Zambezi River, 4 km upstream from the Victoria Falls. This hotel, aptly named after the gentle giant of the bush (the elephant), merges seamlessly into its natural environment.

The CORESTA AP2019 conference and Sub-Group and Task Force meetings have the main objective of providing the tobacco scientific community with opportunities for both high level interactions and informal discussions leading to fruitful partnerships, collaborations and new initiatives.  The venue, no doubt provides a serene and highly conducive environment for networking. After meetings, delegates not only have the opportunity to visit the seventh natural wonder of the world (The Victoria Falls) but there are also plenty of activities to enhance team building, including game viewing, sunset cruising and white water rafting, to name only a few.

We look forward to welcoming you in this unique environment and working together to advance science and knowledge.

The AP2019 Organising Committee