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International Society for Horticultural Science: a short introduction

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Ishs

  1. 1. International Society for Horticultural Science
  2. 2. A society of individuals, organizations, and governmental agencies devoted to horticultural research, education and industry to improve human wellbeing
  3. 3. Dating from 1864 and formally constituted in 1959, ISHS builds & maintains human knowledge and skills and biological resources in support of worldwide horticulture
  4. 4. Provides – through meetings and publications – both context and ongoing support for professional decision making
  5. 5. Explores and explains the many contributions of horticulture to a healthy human environment
  6. 6. ISHS is composed of: s >7000 Individual Members in 143 countries s >150 Institutional Members s 49 Country Members (on all continents)
  7. 7. Individual Members 7.073 7.500 7.000 6.500 4.568 6.000 5.500 5.000 4.500 2.382 4.000 3.500 3.000 2.500 2.000 1.500 1.000 500 0 94 95 96 97 98 99 02 03 06 07 00 01 04 05 08 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
  8. 8. Scientific Programme s 1960-1993: 447 symposia s 1994-2007: 395 symposia (~30/year) s 2008: First year to sanction and publish 50 symposia
  9. 9. The International Horticultural Congress a quadrennial event s IHC2002 (Toronto): 2500 delegates s IHC2006 (Seoul): 2000 delegates s IHC2010 in Lisbon s IHC2014 in Brisbane s ...
  10. 10. XXVIIIth International Horticultural Congress Lisbon, Portugal August 22-27, 2010 First Announcement & Pre-Registrations: www.ihc2010.org
  11. 11. The ISHS Scientific Structure s 10 crop-related Sections s 14 discipline-related Commissions s 100+ Working Groups s 30-50 International Symposia per year
  12. 12. Sections s Medicinal and Aromatic Plants s Nuts and Mediterranean Climate Fruits s Ornamental Plants s Pome and Stone Fruits s Citrus s Root and Tuber Crops s Tropical and Subtropical Fruits s Vegetables s Vine and Berry Fruits s Banana and Plantain
  13. 13. Commissions s Biotechnology and Molecular Biology s Economics and Management s Education, Research Training and Consultancy s Horticultural Engineering s Irrigation and Plant Water Relations s Landscape and Urban Horticulture s Nomenclature and Cultivar Registration s Fruits and Vegetables and Health s Plant Genetic Resources s Plant Protection s Plant Substrates s Protected Cultivation s Quality and Post Harvest Horticulture s Sustainability in Integr. & Organic Horticulture
  14. 14. Publications s All symposia published in Acta Horticulturae® s All Acta (>820) posted at www.actahort.org s >43.000 full text articles s More than 200 Library Subscriptions worldwide s >20.000 page views per day!
  15. 15. Quarterly ISHS members magazine Stay tuned to the world of horticultural science
  16. 16. SCRIPTA HORTICULTURAE ISHS publication series for special topics Launched in 2005 ISSN 1813-9205
  17. 17. www.pubhort.org
  18. 18. Governance and Management s Board of Directors s Executive Committee (Section and Commission Chairs) s Council (Representatives of Country Members) s Executive Director and Secretariat
  19. 19. International Collaboration and Cooperation s European Union s IUBS s FAO s GFAR s ICRAF s ICMAP s AMITOM s ISC s MARDI s CGIAR s ISSS s AVRDC s EUCARPIA s CIHEAM s ...
  20. 20. ISHS and the Global Horticulture Initiative (GlobalHort) s Advocates for horticultural science and industry to reduce poverty and improve nutrition of the world’s poorest s Connects and informs the international community of professions engaged in ‘horticulture for development’ (www.globalhort.org) s supports strategic R&D projects s Builds human capacity for horticultural science and industry in developing countries
  21. 21. You are welcome to log on to www.ishs.org and apply for ISHS membership Best wishes for an enjoyable and very successful symposium...

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