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Virtual Roundtable on the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH)

Join ISF and our guests to find out more about the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH), its importance and relevance to food security, and what activities are currently being done by ISF Committees and Groups to promote Plant Health.

When: 14 October 2020, 12:15 NN-13:00H CET (GMT+2)

Where: Live on ISF LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook


  • Frank CLAESSENS, Vice President of Operations, BASF Vegetable Seeds / Chair, ISF Seed Health Group Board
  • Valérie GRIMAULT, Head of the Pathology Laboratory, GEVES France, the French Variety and Seed Study and Control Group / Chair, ISF Disease Resistance Terminology Working Group
  • Merel LANGENS, Global Manager, Industry Affairs,  BASF Vegetable Seeds/ Chair, ISF Systems Approach Working Group
  • Michael LEADER, Seed Regulatory Lead – Asia, Bayer Crop Science / Chair, ISF Phytosanitary Committee
  • Mirko MONTUORI, Project Officer – International Year of Plant Health, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Moderated by: Rose SOUZA RICHARDS, Seed Health Manager, ISF

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