Mr François LAURENS
IHC 2022 Chair
Dear colleagues and partners,
This is my great pleasure to invite you to IHC 2022 that will take place from 14th to 20th August 2022 in Angers, France.
Our planet calls for change. The Covid-19 crisis and the increasing climate hazards have evidenced how vulnerable our world civilization is, and made us understand that business as usual is no longer possible. Carbon emissions, energy savings, biodiversity protection, better use of resources, are cardinal rules for ensuring tomorrow’s future.
We all know what Horticulture shall bring in to take up the challenge. Improving food quality (nutrition and safety), reducing chemical fertilizers and pesticides, developing resilience to climate change enhancing natural resistance to diseases and increasing sustainable food systems for health and wealth: Horticulture has the deep power to settle new ways of producing and consuming. Reason why IHC 2022 focus is:
« Horticulture for a world in transition ».
Taking benefits from this new context, the organizing committee is preparing an unprecedented IHC in a hybrid version, which will focus on three priorities:
1) to host an outstanding scientific event,
2) to reinforce the links between research, education and industry, and
3) to enhance the links between Southern and Northern countries.
France is a major horticultural country in Europe, and Angers, located along the Loire Valley, in a mild climate, benefits from the largest concentration of actors in the French plant sector: research labs, experimental centres, higher education institutions, farms and industries. During your stay, you will have the possibility to visit these sites and to meet these people. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy the charms of France, its landscape, historical treasures, gastronomy and fine wines.
On behalf of the organizing committee, I am looking forward to meeting you in Angers in August 2022!
The language practiced during the entire congress will be English. Find the presentation of the congress in French.
The flagship themes of this edition
France, is not only a touristic place but also an agricultural country. History and horticulture have been linked for centuries in Angers. The result is a dynamic, innovative and international plant sector. See more in video.
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One of the Congress pillar is to promote stronger interaction between research, education and enterprise. All profiles are welcome and program has been adapted accordingly.
Pre congress touristic tours,
ISHS ExCom and
Technical & touristic tours,
Post congress touristic tours
The 31st International Horticultural Congress (IHC2022) will be hybrid!
IHC2022 will be offered in an hybrid organization allowing participant to register physically or to connect remotely!
We will inform you soon about this new format, the deadlines and the technical guidelines. Stay tuned.
Angers, capital of plants
Angers, located in the Loire Valley, offers a mild climate and hence benefits from the largest concentration of actors in the French plant sector: training centres (INRAe, University of Angers, Agrocampus Ouest etc.), industries (farmers, cooperatives, breeding companies, suppliers, processing industries) and also experimental centres, associations, unions, and the European Community Plant Variety Office the (CPVO). These actors are used to working together to develop innovation within VEGEPOLYS VALLEY, the international plant competitiveness cluster. Angers hosts many exhibitions and congresses dedicated to horticulture. As the first green city in France, Angers has different botanical gardens and Terra Botanica, the unique park in Europe dedicated to plant on the five continents. Plant Sector in the Pays de la Loire : 450 Researchers, 4,000 Companies, 30,000 Jobs and 3,000 Students.