The Global Plant Council (GPC) is a coalition of national, regional and international societies and affiliates representing plant, crop and agricultural and environmental sciences across the globe.

The GPC seeks to bring together all those involved in plant and crop research, education and training, to facilitate the development of plant science for global challenges such as world hunger, energy, climate change, health and well-being, sustainability and environmental protection.


A rose to store energy

A special structure for storing energy known as a supercapacitor has been constructed in a plant for the first time. The plant, a rose, can be charged and discharged hundreds of times. This breakthrough is the result of research at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University (Sweden).

Forests to play major role in meeting Paris climate targets

Forests are set to play a major role in meeting the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement - however, accurately monitoring progress toward the 'below 2°C' target requires a consistent approach to measuring the impact of forests on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.


IV International Symposium on Molecular Markers in Horticulture

Napier, New Zealand

The International Society for Horticultural Science and Plant & Food Research invite you to take this opportunity to exchange information on the latest developments in the use of genetic markers in plant research, ranging from germplasm characterisation to genotyping-by-sequencing, marker assisted selection to gene editing. We envisage that the term ‘Horticulture’ will be applied in its widest sense, and invite presentations on molecular marker research in arable and agricultural crops as well as fruit, nuts, vegetables and flowers. The Symposium will take place in Hawke’s Bay, one of New Zealand’s key production regions for horticultural crops, such as pip- and stonefruit, viticulture and a range of vegetables.

Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security

Wageningen, the Netherlands

As a professional in tertiary agricultural education you are expected to prepare competent graduates for the job market. In addition, you are requested to do action research that contributes to innovation for food security, and provide services for rural communities that support inclusive development.