VI International Symposium on Lychee, Longan
and other Sapindaceae Fruits
7 - 11 June, 2019 / Hanoi, Vietnam
Abstract and Early Registration Deadlines now extended to 10 March 2019

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The aim of the ISHS is " promote and encourage research and education in all branches of horticultural science and to facilitate cooperation and knowledge transfer on a global scale through its symposia and congresses, publications and scientific structure." Membership is open to all interested researchers, educators, students and horticultural industry professionals.
ISHS mission statement: To nurture and deploy scientific growing knowledge for creating a better world.

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The Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) is the Host Institution of the Symposium.
The Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) has a long history and prestigious history. Its establishment was based on reorganization of the scientific research institutions under the MARD. VAAS consists of 06 Functional Departments & 18 Member Institutions of distinct functions and research activities.
- Functions: 
  • To provide a comprehensive vision, strategic direction and oversight of agriculture R&D programs;
  • To conduct basic and applied research and to foster the transfer of new technologies;
  • To provide post-graduate and professional training
- Duties: To implement scientific activities in the following areas:
  • Plant genetics and genetic resource conservation
  • Plant breeding
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Soil and plant nutrition
  • Plant protection
  • Agricultural environment 
  • Agrarian and farming systems
  • Rural development
  • Technology transfer and extension
  • Post-graduate training and capacity building
  • International cooperation
- R&D Strategies
  • Breeding, with priority of creating varieties adapted to climate change, enhancing resistance to main pests and diseases, short duration, high quality varieties met the increase in various needs of market.
  • Studying technology package to enhance the competitiveness of each product in the market, focusing on research to rise commodities value chain. 
  • Research on solutions of integrated crop management to achieve maximum economic yield and enhancing productivity in different ecological zones, narrowing the yield gap between different regions and farmer groups.
  • Studying scientific basis to develop models of agricultural production by applying high technology and ecological agriculture. Research on agrarian system based on integrated socio-economic and environmental approaches, appropriate policies, households as well as the organizational model of  production, commodity associations, suggestion of suitable production models to enhance economic efficiency.
  • Studying mitigation and adaptation to climate change, reducing impacts of climate change on agricultural production as well as focusing on research and proposal of raw material for biofuel production instead of currently use of food sources, aiming to reduce the current competition of food for different targets, including these on biofuels.
- International cooperation: In recent 5 years, VAAS has developed cooperation in research and science technology transfer with 38 countries and 28 International Organizations. The areas of cooperation include collecting, conservation of plant genetic sources, plant breeding, biotechnology research, soil science, plant and animal nutrition, plant protection and health care, food safety and security, agrian systems, adapting to climate change, establishing plant clinics, agricultural information sharing, training, exchange of experts etc. Dozens international cooperation projects were signed and implemented successfully, hundreds of research staff were trained abroad.

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The Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute (FAVRI) is the Symposium Organizer.
FAVRI is a governmental research institution under the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS), responsible for research on and transferring technology on fruits, vegetables and flowers. 
- Target crops:
  • Vegetable & Spicy Crops
  • Fruit Crops
  • Flowers & Ornamentals
- R&D Activities:
  • Varietal Breeding & Selection
  • Cultivation Techniques
  • Postharvest Technology
  • Quality Analysis
  • Economics & Marketing
- Functions
  • FAVRI is an institution of science cause under VAAS, responsible for research on and transferring technology on fruits, vegetables and flowers. The institute is granted by the National Government and has its own stamp and account in Vietnam State Treasury under provisions of law.
- Tasks 
  • Establish programs, projects and scientific plan and transfer technology in the mean of long term on vegetable, fruits and flowers for the development of the sector submitting to the responsible authorities to approve and implement 
  • Carry out research on and transfer technology of selecting, breeding and developing varieties of vegetables, fruits and flowers of high quality and economic value and suitable to the natural conditions of different ecologies 
  • Techniques of intensive cultivation, quality of vegetable, fruits and flowers, technology of post-harvest and processing
  • Test quality of vegetables, fruits and flowers
  • Research on economy and markets of vegetables, fruits and flowers
  • Implement missions of transferring technology, agricultural extension on vegetables, fruits and flowers
  • Implement international cooperation tasks of science, transferring technology, training with organizations and individuals complying provisions of law
  • Cooperate with national and international organization in scientific research and developing technology, testing new techniques, human resource training complying provisions of law
  • Do business and production complying provisions of laws.
- Human resource
  • The Institute has 233 staff in the total, including 150 permanent staff and the rest are contracted employees working in the Institute departments and member institutions. There are 3 Associate professors, 4 senior researchers, 25 Principal researchers, 2 principal officers, 19 PhDs, 88 MScs and 63 BScs, the rest is technicians.
- International Cooperation
  • FAVRI has collaborated and built strong partnership with a number of international institutions and organizations from France, Australia, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and non-governmental organizations, i.e. FAO, ACIAR, CIRAD, WB, The World Vegetable Center etc. to promote research & development capability, capacity building and technology transfer.