What is IAPPS?
The International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS) is an international scientific organization devoted to the global implementation of sustainable plant health management strategies. IAPPS was formally inaugurated during the XIV International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC) in Jerusalem, Israel on 28 July 1999. Recognizing the needs and opportunities in global plant protection, the Standing Committee (SC) of the IPPCs established the Future Directions Committee (FDC) in 1995 and charged it to examine and elaborate upon the goals and objectives of the IPPC and to recommend organizational/structural changes necessary to meet the communication and integration needs and challenges of the plant protection sciences for the 21st century and beyond. One recommendation made by the FDC (and subsequently approved by the SC was the establishment of the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS). The purpose of IAPPS is not only to provide an umbrella organization for the IPPCs but also to provide a forum and structure for the coordination and integration of the plant protection sciences on a global basis. With members from more than 60 nations, the organization seeks to stimulate the development and exchange of plant protection information among researchers (entomologists, plant pathologists, nematologists, weed scientists, plant breeders, social scientists, economists, and crop production and marketing specialists), extension specialists, growers, policy makers, administrators, crop protection consultants, and environmental and other interested groups. IAPPS provides a global forum for the purpose of identifying, evaluating, integrating, and promoting plant protection concepts, technologies, and policies which are economically, environmentally, and socially acceptable. IAPPS promotes the development and transfer of Integrated Pest Management tactics through the International Plant Protection Congresses, held at four year intervals, and through a scientific journal and newsletters. Membership Benefits: IAPPS Membership is open to anyone. All members receive online access to the Crop Protection journal, IAPPS Newsletter and the Secretary General’s Newsletter and discounted registration fees at International Plant Protection Congresses. IAPPS Vision: A global forum of scientists providing information and policy advice on sustainable plant health management practices. IAPPS Goal: To insure production of sufficient quality of food/feed/fiber for a growing world population. IAPPS Mission: To advocate implementation of sustainable plant health management strategies.
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