International Society of Pesticidal Plants (ISPP) 

Welcome to ISPP

An idea mooted on the sidelines of the 2nd International conference on pesticidal plants (ICPP2) held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe in February 2017(http://projects.nri.org/options/conference) has born fruits! A group of scientists from Africa, Europe, Canada and Brazil held a side meeting during the conference and proposed the establishment of a society on pesticidal plants to create a network and build capacity in this field in tropical countries. These grand ideas were based on the vision that pesticidal plants will play a big role in the future in pest management. This will in turn improve food and nutritional security, protect environment, and be a source of livelihood. The participants in the conference agreed to contribute ideas and also promised to register as members. A few stake holders held an ad hoc meeting in April 2017 in Nakuru, Kenya to review progress on starting the society. An idea mooted on the sidelines of the 2nd International conference on pesticidal plants (ICPP2) held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe in February 2017(http://projects.nri.org/options/conference) has born fruits! A group of scientists from Africa, Europe, Canada and Brazil held a side meeting during the conference and proposed the establishment of a society on pesticidal plants to create a network and build capacity in this field in tropical countries. These grand ideas were based on the vision that pesticidal plants will play a big role in the future in pest management. This will in turn improve food and nutritional security, protect environment, and be a source of livelihood. The participants in the conference agreed to contribute ideas and also promised to register as members. A few stake holders held an ad hoc meeting in April 2017 in Nakuru, Kenya to review progress on starting the society. During the meeting it emerged that about 50 participants of ICPP 2 had shown interest to be members of the society. With this kind of initial interest, the meeting supported the immediate establishment of a society to be called International Society of pesticidal Plants (ISPP). The objectives of society as proposed included to: (1) encourage and support research into the efficacy and applied use of pesticidal plants. (2) provide an international forum in which scientists can communicate and discuss the results of the above research.(3) establish a pool of expertise which can provide advice and consultancy services to national governments, international bodies, the business community, and farmers. (4) Encourage the assimilation of scientific knowledge by the business and farming communities so as to facilitate its use in relation to practical problems concerning pest control. A draft constitution was agreed upon and an interim team was formed to set up ISPP management structures. The steering team was proposed as Prof Joshua Ogendo (Interim president), Paul Keeley (Interim Administrative secretary) and Carol Keeley(Treasurer).



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How to become a member

There are only two quick steps to follow 1.

  1. Fill ISPP membership application form which can be obtained from Carole Keeley ISPP treasurer at carolekeeley@hotmail.com 
  2. This is how to pay your subscription fees (Full member GBP 30.00 and Student GBP 10.00):

Profiles of officials of the International society of pesticidal plants