A network that could grow on you
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CTA. 2000. A network that could grow on you. Spore 86. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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There is somebody available in Kenya if you want to discuss your research findings on forest plants with horticultural potential. You can contact Hawaii for pineapple, Taiwan for tropical vegetable production, or New Zealand for tuber crops. All...
There is somebody available in Kenya if you want to discuss your research findings on forest plants with horticultural potential. You can contact Hawaii for pineapple, Taiwan for tropical vegetable production, or New Zealand for tuber crops. All these experts are members of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), an international network of horticultural scientists, students, and researchers looking for international cooperation. Currently ISHS has around 3800 individual and 270 organisational members in more than 100 countries, with a modest but active representation in ACP countries. The network s secretariat, which is based in Belgium, coordinates membership and manages the Society s publications. ISHS publishes Acta Horticulturae, a journal mainly devoted to the proceedings of ISHS symposia and the Dictionary of Horticulture (10 languages, 1990, Elsevier, ISBN 0 444 88062 3, t200). The secretariat is also the gateway to the numerous subgroups of the ISHS. Six sections currently cover major horticultural crops grown throughout the world (fruits, medicinal plants, root and tuber crops, vegetables etc.) and 12 commissions focus on different scientific and technical aspects such as biotechnology, economics and management, education and training, plant protection, postharvest, urban horticulture, and plant genetic resources. These sections and commissions have established almost 90 working groups to study specialised areas. Some of these groups are more active than others and have their own symposia, magazines, and websites, such as the Commission Post-harvest Newsletter (www.ishs.org/sci/ ph12000.pdf ) and the Fruit Section Newsletter (www.ishs. org/sci/frtnwslt.htm), or they form part of other networks, such as the Cucurbit Network (www.cucurbit.org). To participate in these groups you need to be a member of ISHS. Individual members pay t35 annually, organisations t146, and students only t12. Members in developing countries are granted membership for two years for the same fees. All members receive the annual members directory, which lists practically all specialists in horticulture worldwide, and the quarterly magazine Chronica Horticulturae. They also get discounts on Acta Horticulturae and a significant reduction on the registration fee at specialised ISHS symposia, of which more than 30 are convened annually. ISHS Secretariat K. Mercierlaan 92 3001 Leuven, Belgium Fax: +32 16 22 94 50 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.ishs.org/