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- Hasfarm’s network expands in Indonesia, partnering with Bromelia Flowers and Tropika
- "Breeders need to study the Chinese market carefully before introducing a variety"
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"AIPH Congress growth demonstrates changes in ornamental industry"
The Congress also included a conference for the organisers of International Horticultural Exhibitions and visits to the Cecilia Kook Botanic Conservation Centre in Pingtung, orchid growers in Tainan, the site of the Taichung World Flora Expo 2018 and Taichung Flower Auction Market. Discussions in the AIPH Green City Committee, chaired by Ms. Karen Tambayong from Indonesia, included a review of a project to conduct life cycle analysis and quantify the value of green infrastructure by Mr. Victor Santacruz from the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) and an update on progress with Nursery Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) initiative ‘202020 Vision’ which seeks to gain 20% more planting and green space in urban areas by 2020. Leonardo Capitanio from the Italian Exporters Association (ANVE) introduced the ‘Phytoweb’ tool they have developed to improve the understanding of plant health threats in different countries.
Commenting on the Congress AIPH President, Bernard Oosterom, said “I am delighted that this congress attracted so many countries that have never been before. This demonstrates how the global horticultural production industry is changing as new countries rise in importance on the global horticulture stage. Every delegate has left with new information and inspiration and I would like to thank Taichung City Government, in particular, for their generous support in making this Congress such a success.”
The next meeting of AIPH will be hosted by NGIA and will take place in Melbourne, Australia from 20-23 March 2018. The programme will include a Green City conference and visits to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show and professional growers.
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