International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)

Société internationale de la science horticole
Sociedad Internacional de la Ciencia Horticola
Internationale Gesellschaft für Gartenbauwissenschaften

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27 Apr 1959, Paris (France), replacing, according to resolutions adopted by Congresses in 1955, Scheveningen (Netherlands), and 1958, Nice (France), the International Committee for Horticultural Congresses, set up 19 Sep 1927, The Hague (Netherlands). Origins date back to 1864. Registered in accordance with Belgian law, 10 Aug 2000.


Promote and encourage research and education in all branches of horticultural science; facilitate cooperation and knowledge transfer on a global scale.

Future Events

2020 Rimini, Italy – International Strawberry Symposium

2020 San Juan, Argentina – International Symposium on the Processing Tomato

Past Events(2)

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Events/meetings; knowledge management/information dissemination; research/documentation; networking/liaising.


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English, French.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (Liaison Status).

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 14 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 199 countries
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Subjects *

  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Horticulture
  • Science
    • Science

UN Sustainable Development Goals **



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12. Mar 2019
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