IAPPS Aims and Activities

The prime aim of IAPPS is to promote the development of an integrated approach to research on plant protection and to its world-wide practical application. With an increasing world population and the associated need for increased food production, effective and sustainable plant protection practices have an increasingly important role to play. The implementation of an integrated approach to plant protection to achieve effective and resilient plant protection strategies involves:
  • a scientific understanding of factors affecting pest population dynamics, including the role of natural control mechanisms,
  • the implementation of best on-farm management practices that, in combination, achieve improved plant protection outcomes, and
  • a coordinated and effective regulatory, policy and training environment.
In this context, IAPPS seeks to contribute to its aim through the following structure and functions.
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IPPC Hyderabad 2019

 A Governing Board – which consists of an Executive, 14 representatives of major world regions, and representatives of important organisations and industries.

The International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC) – IAPPS is responsible for a major International Congress every 4 years for plant protection scientists and practitioners.

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Cairo workshop 2015 - crop

Crop ProtectionIAPPS Participates in a sponsorship relationship with this Elsevier journal that publishes papers and articles on all aspects of plant protection.

International Symposia – IAPPS collaborates with regional plant protection societies and other organisations to address important international plant protection issues.

Global Plant Protection News

IAPPS Resources – a series of online information components, including a Global Plant Protection News (GPPN) service; a monthly IAPPS Newsletter; access to Crop Protection journal papers; and a new section – Education and Training Resources

IPPAD recipients - Berlin 2015

International Plant Protection Awards of Distinction – These awards are presented to eminent scientists who have made an internationally recognised contribution to plant protection science