The purpose of the ISHS is “…to promote and encourage research and teaching in all branches of horticultural sciences and to facilitate worldwide cooperation and transfer of knowledge through its symposia and congresses, publications, and scientific structure.” Membership is open to all interested researchers, educators, students, and horticultural industry professionals.
The International Society for Horticultural Science – abbreviated to ISHS – is a truly global network of over 70,000 individuals, universities, governments, institutions, libraries, and commercial companies, thousands of whom have joined as individual members, in addition to a significant number of institutional members and some 50 member countries/regions.
ISHS is a major source of up-to-date information on horticultural research worldwide. ISHS aims to promote research in all branches of horticulture. It encourages the development of international cooperation, bringing together scientific and technical professionals to stimulate, facilitate and coordinate research and scientific activities on a global scale.
ISHS Mission Statement: To nurture and deploy growing scientific knowledge to create a better world.

Created in 1976, INTERFEL, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Interprofession, brings together all the fresh fruit and vegetable trades. All the stages representing the trades in the sector are represented: production, cooperation, economic governance, shipping, import/introduction, shipping/export, wholesale, distribution (and supermarket specialized shops and collective catering).

The Centre Technique Interprofessionnel des Fruits et Légumes – CTIFL – is the research and development organization serving the fruit and vegetable industry, from production to distribution. As a pivotal point at the crossroads of fundamental research, applied research, and innovation, the CTIFL works directly with professionals. It is the key player to help them meet the challenges of competitiveness, innovation, and sustainable production and thus contribute to guaranteeing the quality and accessibility of the products that consumers expect. To achieve its objectives, CTIFL conducts experimentation and research programs, innovation initiatives, economic and regulatory monitoring, training, and dissemination of information to professionals. Recognized as a competent authority, CTIFL is in charge of the control and certification of fruit propagation materials, except strawberry plants. Located in the heart of the main French fruit and vegetable production areas, the 5 CTIFL centers, in partnership or association with the regional experimentation stations, constitute a unique experimentation network in Europe.

Since 1993, SENURA is the reference nucicultural experimentation station for the southeast basin. Created by and for sugarcane growers, its mission is to meet the expectations of professionals in terms of innovation and applied research, to improve the performance of their farms. Each year, the station conducts around forty trials, enabling it to progress in the sugarcane sector at both national and European level’s objective: to produce high-level experimentation, allowing innovative results!

SENURA’s activities are grouped around four main themes: applied research (conducting experimentation programs to address the problems of the nut sector), the implementation of registration trials in conjunction with firms, the production of technical studies to develop a tool or a method at the request of stakeholders in the sector, the dissemination of results and innovative techniques to producers.