24 March 2021, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time
Our virtual Plant Health event is recognised by the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH 2020), which is supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the International Plant Protection.
The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) in association with FloraCulture International, will host the AIPH International Plant Health Conference on 24 March 2021, from 12 noon until 5pm, GMT.
This conference will be of interest to growers, breeders, traders, retailers, associations, exhibitions, regulators and anyone that cares about reducing plant health threats while maintaining a thriving horticultural trade.
AIPH believes that having robust, transparent plant health standards and industry programmes enables the global ornamental horticulture industry to produce, trade, and supply high-quality live plants and flowers within best-practice plant health measures.
We present expert speakers on the conference’s global virtual platform who can elucidate and elaborate on plant health’s importance.
“KEEPING OUR WORLD GREEN – Raising the profile of plant health”
Mr Ralf Lopian, Chair of the International Steering Committee for IYPH 2020, will open the conference.
Mr Lopian will explain why we have an International Year of Plant Health 2020, why plant health is important to producers and traders, how the future could look like, and what makes public/private partnerships in plant health especially important.
AIPH International Plant Health Survey
Dr Audrey Gerber, AIPH Technical Advisor will present the results of our international survey of industry-led plant health initiatives and lessons learned. AIPH developed the survey to gather information about industry-led plant health initiatives to assist in improving plant health systems and practices throughout the global supply chain
A review of current plant health schemes
Many countries have introduced voluntary schemes, certification and initiatives that support the horticulture industry to produce, trade, and supply high-quality live plants and flowers by defining best practice plant health measures. Country Case studies presented in this conference provide an overview and a comparison of how voluntary schemes are established and implemented around the world.
Case study, Australia – Mr Peter Vaughan, Greenlife Industry Australia will explain how the Australian ornamentals industry has collaborated with regulators to create a robust plant health system.
Case study, Italy – Mr Leonardo Capitanio, President of Italian Nurserystock Exporters Association (ANVE) will share his experiences on how Italian growers have tackled the challenges of Xylella and how they are providing more plant health assurances for the future.
Case study, UK – Dr Alistair Yeomans will present the development of the new Plant Healthy programme for the UK, how it is being implemented in the industry, and what plans they have for the future.
Case study, Netherlands – Mr John van Ruiten, Director of Naktuinbouw, will describe the structure and process of two plant health programmes that support different sectors of the ornamental horticulture industry.
Case study, USA – Mr Craig Regelbrugge, Senior Vice President-Advocacy and Research, AmericanHort, will describe programmes in the USA that are facilitating the movement of plants across regional and international borders
Case study, Canada – The Canadian Nursery and Landscape Association presents their perspective on the value of their ISO-like system approach to achieve nursery certification, and how it contributes to an industry that produces plants that meet high phytosanitary standards.
Conclusions and next steps – Mr Tim Edwards, AIPH Vice President will summarise the lessons from the conference and outline potential next steps for collaboration
AIPH is undertaking a review of the current plant health industry support programmes. These are programmes that assist ornamental horticultural businesses and organisations in the development of a reliable, effective, and consistent plant health management system for production and transport across the supply chain.
The global networks, knowledge sharing, and professional connections between members, affiliates, sponsors and supporters put AIPH in a dominant position to positively influence international plant health.
AIPH is asking prominent green industry people to complete a short survey that will show the existence and scope of plant health programmes around the globe. The questions aim to identify in which countries and regions plant health programmes are used, what the common features between these are, and how effective they are in supporting biosecure and efficient movement across regional and national borders.
AIPH believes that having robust, transparent plant health standards and industry programmes enables the global ornamental horticulture industry to produce, trade, and supply high-quality live plants and flowers within best-practice plant health measures. Plant health programmes aim to enable healthy production systems, cost-effective and reliable movement of low-risk plant material within global supply chains, and traceability in the event of a biosecurity threat.
The results of this survey will be presented at this AIPH 2021 Plant Health conference.
For further details please email AIPH Technical Advisor, Dr Audrey Gerber [email protected].
12:00 Welcome by Chair – Mr Tim Briercliffe, AIPH Secretary General
12:10 Welcome speech – Mr Tim Edwards, AIPH Vice President and Chair of AIPH Ornamentals Production Committee
12:20 “KEEPING OUR WORLD GREEN – Raising the profile of plant health” Mr Ralf Lopian, Chair of the International Steering Committee for the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) 2020, will address the justification on why we have an IYPH 2020, why plant health is important to producers and traders, how the future could look, and how public/private partnerships in plant health are especially important.
13:00 National plant health initiatives – Dr Audrey Gerber, AIPH Technical Advisor will present the results of an international survey of industry-led plant health initiatives and lessons learned.
13:20 Q&A with Alistair Yeomans
13:25 Case study 1 – Australia – Mr Peter Vaughan, Greenlife Industry Australia will demonstrate how the Australian ornamentals industry has collaborated with regulators to create a robust plant health system.
14:00 Case study 1 – Mr Leonardo Capitanio, President of Italian Nurserystock Exporters Association (ANVE) will share his experiences on how Italian growers have tackled the challenges of Xylella and how they are providing more plant health assurances for the future.
14:30 Case study 2 – The Netherlands – Naktuinbouw Elite – description of the impact of this commercial programme on market recognition and improved product value
14:15 Case study 3 – UK – Dr Alistair Yeomans will present the development of planthealthy.org.uk, how the industry is involved and plans for the futur3e
15:00 Panel for questions – last three speakers plus maybe Koppert or RFH – chaired by ??
15:15 Case study 5 – Craig Regelbrugge, Senior Vice President-Advocacy and Research, AmericanHort, will describe programmes in the USA that are facilitating the movement of plants across regional and international borders
15:30 Case study 6 – CNLA Canada
16:00 Panel for questions – last three speakers – chaired by Tim Edwards
16:30 Conclusions and next steps – Mr Tim Edwards will summarise the lessons from the conference and outline potential next steps for collaboration
16:40 Conference close
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The IYPH 2020-approved conference is free to attend, and many hundreds of delegates from around the world will join this leading international online event on the critically important subject of Plant Health.
Those attending will include policymakers, national grower associations, growers, breeders, wholesalers, retailers, suppliers to the industry, academics and AIPH members.
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