This Association, an association of Societies identified with Plant Pathology in Asia named the Asian Association of Societies for Plant Pathology and be alluded to AASPP. The AASP shall consist of member societies related to the field of plant pathology in countries in Asia and in other parts of the world. AASPP current president is Dr Somsiri Sangchote (Kasetsart University, Thailand). The goal of the AASPP is to advance the expansion and dispersion of all parts of learning identifying with plant infections and their control in Asian nations. The AASPP objectives are to exchange the scientific information amongst the Asian countries, advancing cooperation among members of societies registered in AASPP. It encourages the plant pathologist in Asia to share their knowledge, ideas on international platform. The First Asian Conference on Plant Pathology, ACPP, Beijing, China, 26-28 August, 2000. The Association maintains a website for making a network to link with other Associations of various countries. AASPP organized first joint conference with a major theme of Food Security in collaboration with Australian Plant Pathological society in Darwin, the extensive collaborations that have flourished between individuals from both Societies together with a general shared trait of plant pathology research challenges crosswise over Asian and Indian-Pacific nations. In addition to the Food security and related issues of biosecurity, other major conference themes were based around whole and simultaneous sessions which included disease management, host-pathogen associations, ailment surveys and the study of disease transmission, tropical cultivation, grain pathology, soil-borne illnesses, woodland pathology and instruction. Individuals from both the Australasian and Asian Societies of Plant Pathology assume significant parts in examination and extension training for youthful researchers and this was exhibited by an entire session on training issues in plant pathology. It hoped that the bringing together of the Asian and Australasian Societies at this event will lead to many new cross-national partnerships in plant pathology research and training that will assist us to meet the challenges ahead.