Opportunities for Horticulture and Horticultural Science in a Global Context

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invited keynote speech delivered by Jozef Van Assche, Executive Director International Society for Horticultural Science in Bloemfontein, South Africa on the occasion of the SASHS 2010 Combined Congress, January 18-21, 2010

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Opportunities for Horticulture and Horticultural Science in a Global Context

  1. 1. Opportunities for Horticulture and Horticultural Science in a Global Context Ing. Jozef Van Assche, ISHS Executive Director in collaboration with Dr. Norman E. Looney , ISHS President and Prof. Ian J. Warrington , ISHS Vice President January 2010 Bloemfontein, South Africa
  2. 17. Horticultural scientists study the biology, management and utilization of these high value plants and gain an appreciation of how they can best serve humankind Horticultural science has academic Department status within most Colleges of Agriculture around the world
  3. 18. The Growing Importance of Horticulture
  4. 25. Telefood UTF GCP & GDCP Support to Field Projects TCP
  5. 26. African Horticulture on FAO’s Agenda IARCS . Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) FAO Programme of Work and Budget Regional Conference for Africa Committee on Agriculture Committee on Food Security FAO Council and Conference Support to national policies/programmes National Governments Intergovernmental Fora NGOs
  6. 34. The Challenges for and Response of the Scientific Community
  7. 49. Individual Members 2.382 4.568 7.346
  8. 55. Sections <ul><li>Medicinal and Aromatic Plants </li></ul><ul><li>Nuts and Mediterranean Climate Fruits </li></ul><ul><li>Ornamental Plants </li></ul><ul><li>Pome and Stone Fruits </li></ul><ul><li>Citrus </li></ul><ul><li>Root and Tuber Crops </li></ul><ul><li>Tropical and Subtropical Fruits </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Vine and Berry Fruits </li></ul><ul><li>Banana and Plantain </li></ul>
  9. 56. Commissions
  10. 57. The ISHS Scientific Structure <ul><li>120 Working Groups </li></ul><ul><li>10 crop-related Sections </li></ul><ul><li>14 discipline-related Commissions </li></ul><ul><li>30-50 International Symposia per year </li></ul>
  11. 58. <ul><li>All symposia published in </li></ul><ul><li>Acta Horticulturae ® </li></ul><ul><li>All Acta (>850) posted at www.actahort.org </li></ul><ul><li>>45.500 full text articles </li></ul><ul><li>More than 200 Library Subscriptions worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>>28.500 page views per day! </li></ul>Publications
  12. 60. PubHort crossroads of horticultural publications <ul><li>Acta Horticulturae </li></ul><ul><li>The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Proceedings of the IPPS (Plant Propagators Society) </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of the APS (Pomological Society) </li></ul><ul><li>Proceedings of the ISMS (Mushroom Society) </li></ul><ul><li>Proceedings of the ASP (Plasticulture Society) </li></ul><ul><li>Fruits (CIRAD-EDP) </li></ul><ul><li>Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Horticolas </li></ul><ul><li>Journal on Potato Research (EAPR) </li></ul><ul><li>and soon... Southern African Journal of Plant and Soil and/or Deciduous Fruit Journal? </li></ul>www.pubhort.org
  13. 61. See you again

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