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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.


Proliferation and breeding methods of drought-resistant jojoba developed

A group of researchers from Osaka University studied proliferation and breeding methods of jojoba, a drought-resistant and profitable plant, and found that jojoba would allow for profitable desert afforestation.

Watching plant photosynthesis...from space

University of Sydney and NASA researchers have developed a revolutionary new technique to image plant photosynthesis using satellite-based remote-sensing, with potential applications in climate change monitoring.


Learn2Engage course for botanic garden and museum educators - Module 1: Interpretation

Online, with on-site learning in Trento, Italy

LearnToEngage is an exciting new suite of professional development modules for botanic garden and museum educators in Italy, Portugal and the UK. These blended learning modules (a mixture of online and on-site learning) will enhance engagement of your audiences, and support the vital educational role of botanic gardens and museums. LearnToEngage is funded through the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme and provides an interactive, collaborative experience with both online and on-site provision.

IX International Pineapple Symposium

Havana, Cuba

The Fifth InternationalSymposium on Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Growing, and the Ninth International Pineapple Symposium "Fruitcultura 2017", will take place at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Havana City, Cuba.