GlobalHort’s Board Meeting at Bioversity International in Rome



All board members came to Rome for the two-day annual board meeting on February 16 and 17, 2015. Two guest participated in the meeting: John E. Bowman, Senior Agriculture Advisor, USAID Bureau for Food Security (BFS), Office of Agricultural Research & Policy (ARP) and Jozef van Assche, Executive Director of ISHS. GlobalHort’s Executive Secretary, Dr. Detlef Virchow, presented the annual report on the work of GlobalHort’s secretariat in 2014 and the board members discussed the forthcoming activities of GlobalHort. All members of the board reconfirmed the importance of GlobalHort as organization championing for horticulture for sustainable development (H4sD) through its work of:
  • advocating greater support for H4sD initiatives worldwide,
  • networking the diverse and dispersed H4sD community of actors,
  • facilitating research that aims at improving smallholder horticulture and H4sD, and
  • strengthening capacity development to foster the implementation of R&D results concerning H4sD.


H4sD All board members came to Rome for the two-day annual board meeting on February 16 and 17, 2015
From left to right: Jozef van Assche, Executive Director / ISHS (guest); Justin Rakotoarisaona, Board Treasurer / AFSTA; Detlef Virchow, Executive Secretary / GlobalHort; Raul Quimson Montemayor / Federation of Free Farmers; Elizabeth Mitcham, Board Secretary / Horticulture CRSP; Dyno Keatinge, Board Chair / AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center; Alison Hodder / FAO; John E. Bowman, Senior Agriculture Advisor/ USAID (guest); Stephan Weise / Bioversity International; Mark Holderness / GFAR; Rod Drew, Board Vice-Chair / ISHS; Didier Pillot / AGRINATURA

Prof. Dr. Roderick A. Drew, President of ISHS, is the new Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of GlobalHort



During their meeting, the Board of Directors of GlobalHort have elected Rod Drew as their new Vice Chair. In August 2014, Rod Drew was elected President of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).



Horticulture can be a opportunity and engine for sustainable development


Horticulture can be a opportunity and engine for sustainable development, affecting a wide range of important indicators for development (health, wealth, employment, market opportunities, women empowerment and other special challenges) and hence impacting on several of the SDGs.

The World Vegetable Center has begun the recruitment process for a new Director General



AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center is seeking a highly experienced visionary leader for appointment as Director General starting April 2016. Please find more information here. Applications should be submitted by 30 June 2015.

Horticulture is a key area of growth in The Gambia


Horticulture is rapidly emerging as one of the key growth areas of The Gambian economy. Read more here.

Ethiopia earns $114mn from horticulture exports in 6 months

 
 
Read more about Ethiopia's horticulture success story here .

New RUFORUM Case Study confirms that horticulture can be a source of income for farmers and development in Burundi.

 
 
 
You find the complete case study  here .

ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA will be held from 2 – 4 September 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo Center in Hong Kong




ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA is today the leading fresh produce trade event in Asia. The next edition of ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA will be held from 2 – 4 September 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo Center in Hong Kong, with the Asiafruit Congress on 1 September. For further information go to www.asiafruitlogistica.com

Watch CNN video on urban gardens in Cape Town


The video is published here.

First International Symposium on Moringa to be held on 15-18 November 2015 in Manila.



The First International Symposium on Moringa to be held on 15-18 November 2015 in Manila. Please find more information here.

The Second International Legume Society Conference is to be held in Tróia, Lisbon, Portugal, from 12-14 October 2016




The International Legume Society and the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa invite researchers researchers to join the Second International Legume Society Conference, scheduled from 12-14 October, 2016 at Tróia resort, in the vicinity of Lisbon, Portugal. Please find more information here.

2nd International Conference on Global Food Security to be held at Cornell University in October 2015

 
 
 
The 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security to be held at Cornell University October 11-14, 2015. The Second International Conference on Global Food Security aims to deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative research methods arising from research in any of a wide range of disciplines. Join us in this exciting opportunity to ensure that the best science is garnered to support the emergence of the Sustainable Development Goals. Please find more information here

An article on “Phosphorus: Its future importance in directing horticultural research” written by Detlef Virchow and Dyno Keatinge published

 
 
 
An article on “Phosphorus: Its future importance in directing horticultural research” written by Detlef Virchow and Dyno Keatinge was published in the SCOPE Newsletter N° 106.
 
Please find the article here. More information on the newsletter can be found here.

The VII International Workshop on Management of the Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Insect Pests is to be held in Banglore

 
 
 
The VII International Workshop on Management of the Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Insect Pests is to be held in Bangalore, India from 23 to 27 March, 2015.
 
Please find more information here.

Global Horticultural Initiative Executive Secretary Dr. Detlef Virchow attends the International Horticultural Congress 2014

 
 
 
Forum Highlights the Importance and Future Development of Horticulture Worldwide

BRISBANE—The “triple burden” of hunger, overconsumption, and micronutrient deficiency on the current human population is steadily worsening in both low-income and high-income countries and among different population groups within countries, causing high social and economic costs.

Executive Secretary of the Global Horticultural Initiative (GlobalHort) Dr. Detlef Virchow, from the University of Bonn, Germany, gave a speech at the International Horticultural Congress 2014. “Fruit and vegetables can contribute to the improvement of this situation as they are the most important sources of micronutrients, fiber, vitamins and minerals essential for a balanced and healthy human diet,” he says.

Importance of Horticulture for Pro-poor Development

 
Public lecture with Dr. J.D.H. Keatinge, Chair of the Board of Directors of GlobalHort and Director General of AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center.

The lecture was held on the occasion of inaugurating the new secretariat of GlobalHort at ZEF, which is now headed by Detlef Virchow.
 
(January 13, 2014, 3-4 p.m.ZEF's conference room, Walter-Flex-Straße 3, 53113 Bonn)

13th GlobalHort Board Meeting Aug. 6-7, 2013

Published on 14th Aug 2013

Dr. Norman E. Looney, Chair Global Horticulture Initiative hosted the 13th meeting of the Board of Directors in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada August 6-7, 2013.  The Board meeting was followed by a workshop, "Partnering to Provide Knowledge Resources and Build Professional Capacity to Support Smallholder Horticulture in Africa".
Dr. Dyno Keatinge, Director General at AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center, has assumed the Chair of GlobalHort which was held by Dr. Norman Looney since 2008. (Dr. Keatinge was previously the Vice Chair.)  Dr.  Didier Pillot, Executive Officer for International Networks at Agreenium, is the new Vice Chair. Dr. Detlef Virchow, former Executive Manager of the Food Security Center at the University of Hohenheim, has replaced Dr. Remi Kahane as the Executive Secretary. Dr. Antonio Monteiro, ISHS President, is now a Board Member replacing Dr. Looney as the ISHS representative.
 
The 14th GlobalHort Board Meeting is to be held in Leuven, Belgium January 15, 2014. Following the meeting, GlobalHort will lead an Expert Panel at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin January 17, 2014.
 
A plaque was presented to Dr. Looney for a lifetime of dedicated service to horticulture.
 
Dr. Norman Looney receiving plaque with Dr. Dyno Keating on the left and Dr. Detlef Virchow on the right (Photo taken by Nora Keating)

GlobalHort: Its Vision and Development Priorities

Published on 14th Aug 2013

The Indian Horticulture Congress 2012 was held at Ludhiana, India  with the theme "Horticulture for Food".
At the Congress Dr. Norman E. Looney, Chair GlobalHort, presented one of the plenary lectures.  His lecture was entitled "Global Horticulture Initiatives: Its Vision and Development Priorities".  
 
Dr. Looney's presentation excellently captures the essence of the Global Horticulture Initiative. 

GlobalHort Image Library / Imagethèque

"A picture is worth a thousand words”

Women are very attentive during training sessions and ready to ask questions about their traditional practices = Les femmes sont très attentives au cours des sessions de sensibilisation et prêtes à poser des questions relatives à leurs propres pratiques

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Diversity for Development Alliance (D4D)

 
 
 

IHC 2014 Brisbane

 August 17-22, 2014

“Horticulture - Sustaining lives, livelihoods and landscapes": 29th International Horticultural Congress

 

GlobalHort Briefing Notes

Tropical Fruit Research for Development Needs Fortification (PDF)

New Publication by Chair of the Board of Directors of GlobalHort, Dyno Keatinge and GlobalHort Executive Secretary, Detlef Virchow, and others on building resilienceby improving health, nutrition and knowledge. (PDF)

Upcoming Events

4th to 7th May 2015

EUCARPIA organizes a symposium on Plant Proteins for the Future

21st to 24th Jun 2015

XI International Rubus and Ribes Symposium

2nd to 4th Sep 2015

ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA will be held from 2 – 4 September 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo Center in Hong Kong

2nd to 4th Sep 2015

ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA will be held from 2 – 4 September 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo Center in Hong Kong

11th to 14th Oct 2015

2nd International Conference on Global Food Security to be held at Cornell University in October 2015

15th to 18th Nov 2015

First International Symposium on Moringa to be held on 15-18 November 2015 in Manila.

12th to 14th Oct 2016

The Second International Legume Society Conference is to be held in Tróia, Lisbon, Portugal, from 12-14 October 2016

Recent News

- 10th Mar 2015 Prof. Dr. Roderick A. Drew, President of ISHS, is the new Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of GlobalHort

- 10th Mar 2015 GlobalHort’s Board Meeting at Bioversity International in Rome

- 10th Mar 2015 Horticulture is a key area of growth in The Gambia

- 10th Mar 2015 Horticulture is a key area of growth in The Gambia

- 10th Mar 2015 The World Vegetable Center has begun the recruitment process for a new Director General

- 19th Feb 2015 New RUFORUM Case Study confirms that horticulture can be a source of income for farmers and development in Burundi.

- 31st Jan 2015 The Horticulture Competence Centre (KoGa) is looking for a Senior Researcher on Nutrition/Post-harvest.

- 31st Jan 2015 The Horticulture Competence Centre (KoGa) is looking for a Senior Researcher on Nutrition/Post-harvest.

- 29th Jan 2015 The University of Reading seeks an Associate Professor in Crop Science

- 29th Jan 2015 The University of Reading seeks an Associate Professor in Crop Science

- 14th Jan 2015 GlobalHort is looking for a Senior Research Fellow for Capacity Development and Knowledge Transfer

- 14th Jan 2015 The Center for Development Research (ZEF) is looking for a Senior Research Fellow for Social Sciences with Gender Focus in Agriculture.

- 14th Jan 2015 The Center for Development Research (ZEF) is looking for a Senior Research Fellow for Social Sciences with Gender Focus in Agriculture.

- 19th Dec 2014 Postharvest Educational Foundation’s 2015 Global Postharvest E-learning Program is now open for applications

- 5th Dec 2014 IFS invites early-career scientists in IFS eligible developing countries to apply and carry out research projects for a period of up to 3 years.

- 24th Sep 2014 GIZ is looking for an advisor for horticultural production under irrigation, Cochabamba

- 24th Sep 2014 GIZ is looking for an advisor for horticultural production under irrigation, Cochabamba

- 4th Sep 2014 GlobalHort organized an Expert Panel Discussion at Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) 2014 in Berlin. An article about the main findings is now published in Rural 21.

- 28th Aug 2014 The International Potato Center in Lima/Peru is looking for a Social scientist for research on root and tuber diversity

- 30th Dec 2013 German Call for proposals: Nutrition - Diversified Agriculture for balanced nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa

- 18th Dec 2013 The World's Farmers Organization Focuses on Food Waste and Food Loss

- 18th Dec 2013 Employment: Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Specialist, Nigeria

- 2nd Dec 2013 Invitation to submit manuscript to new science journal

- 30th Nov 2013 Agriculture and nutrition: simple it isn't

- 15th Nov 2013 Five Global Seed Banks That Are Protecting Biodiversity

- 14th Nov 2013 New Book: Food Safety, Security and Defense: Focus on Technologies and Innovations

- 14th Nov 2013 Taking advantage of the new nomadism: Mobility and large scale training in the context of horticulture for development