AIPH publications and documents


1. Information paper on Nagoya Protocol

At the meeting of the AIPH Committee for Novelty Protection on 9 September 2013 in Niagara (Canada) the secretary gave an oral report about the consequences for the sector of the implementation of the UN Convention on Biodiversity (CBD).

2. Essentially derived varieties and the perspective of growers

Presentation by Mia Buma, secretary of the Committee for Novelty Protection of AIPH, during the UPOV, EDV seminar, October 22, 2013 Geneva

3. Essentially derived varieties and the perspective of growers

Presentation text of Mia Buma, secretary of the Committee for Novelty Protection of AIPH, during the UPOV, EDV seminar, October 22, 2013 Geneva

4. AIPH Reaction on Working Document Review EU Plant Health Regime 2011


5. AIPH Position on Patent and Plant Breeder's rights

The current patent legislation has upset the balance which plant breeder’s rights had previously managed to achieve in the plant propagating material sector. AIPH is afraid that this will lead to a situation whereby only the plant breeding companies with the largest patent portfolio will be able to survive, which in turn will mean that, in the future, the decisions regarding which varieties are introduced onto the market will be in hands of just a few companies. This means that just a couple of players will be at the beginning of the chain of production in the plant sector.This is not in the interest of the plant breeding sector itself, but also not in the interest of the growers nor the consumer and neither is it in the interest of society at large.

60 years of AIPH, 1948 - 2008 (5MB)

Edition on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of AIPH.
In this jubilee book you will find some of the remarkable and imposing history of AIPH and, even more important, views of stakeholders within and around AIPH for its future work. Like a tree, AIPH is firmly rooted, has a solid trunk, is well branched and ready to flower abundantly for many more years.

AIPH-Brochure more than just beautiful

Flowers and plants are beautiful. Everybody feels that. Everybody is familiar with flowers and plants; everybody is accustomed to them in daily life. But who knows what they really mean to us? What do we know about the benefits flowers and plants have for the eco-system, and about the contribution they make to mankind? To many people, flowers and plants seem like luxury goods. But we depend on them in an elementary way. How can this be? What is so special about flowers and plants? This brochure tries to answer some of these questions.

AIPH-Checklist on license agreements

For breeder and grower to make a license agreement for the commercial exploitation of plant varieties (April 2004). Any breeder and any grower who wants to make a license agreement for the commercial exploitation of plant varieties, which enjoy protection by national or international variety rights, can use this checklist.

AIPH Position on ECO-Labels

AIPH has started the discussion on ECO-and Flower Labels in 1996. The paper gives the position of AIPH on this issue. It was adopted at the AIPH Congress 2004.

Benefits of AIPH membership

In this document you fill find information about the benefits of the AIPH membership.

Grower Of The Year: criteria and procedures

The process of nomination, the criteria and the judging procedure are described in this document.


Entente Florale


Entente Florale competition 2010

The 2010 Entente Florale competition will be managed as every year. This document gives an overview over the participating towns and villages.

Other documents

Can Green Infrastructure save the day in China?

On a visit to China in 2011 Mark Long (Director of the UK Green Forum) participated in the 63rd Association of International Horticultural Producers’ (AIPH) Annual Congress, launched a new book of ‘Green City Guidelines’ at the Global Green City Summit Forum and met senior figures in the academic and professional Green Infrastructure community from around the world. This feature is based on his experiences. Download complete article.

PROTA African Ornamentals, proposals and examples

'Plant Resources of Tropical Africa' (PROTA) focussed on the more than 8000 plant species used in Tropical Africa. Its main objective is to critically review, summarize and publish the existing knowledge on these plant species and to make the reviews widely available for users in education, research,extension and industry. The information is published in a series of books and CD-ROMs and in an interactive web database (PROTA4U). The PROTA team was also involved in a similar review of 7000 species of useful plants of South-East Asia. PROTA is well underway and it is time to start work on the large, important and fascinating group of ornament plants, together with our partners in Africa and in close cooperation with major players in the ornamental plant sector, and publish the reviews as PROTA 4: ‘Ornamentals’.

Symposia Sep 2012- June 2015

This document contains a list of interesting symposia on various horticultural sciences.

UPOV Gazette and Newsletter

Visit the UPOV website for former editions of the UPOV Gazette and Newsletter,