About ISA 2007

Welcome to ISA 2007 - Bienvenue à ISA 2007


The 3rd International Seabuckthorn Association meeting was held August 12 to August 16 2007, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.  The event was proudly organized by the Institute of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods of Laval University in collaboration with the Quebec Seabuckthorn Grower Association under the auspices of the International Seabuckthorn Association.


A total of 142 participants from 12 countries attended the meeting.


  • From North and South America:  Bolivia, United States and Canada, with six provinces represented (Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia)
  • From Europe:  Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Romania and Russia
  • From Asia:  China, India and Japan

This meeting was a genuine occasion to promote the transfer of knowledge on a most promising crop, with the presentation of numerous scientific and technical communications on seabuckthorn production, processing and marketing.  Networking and fruitful discussions followed presentations, and the last day's technical farm tour, although challenged by pouring rain, turned out to be a very interesting outing that closed the meeting on a lighter, friendly and very festive note.


In the following pages, you will find some valuable information presented at this meeting.  Please note that the conference proceedings are in the process of being reviewed for publication and will be printed in the summer of 2008.  The proceedings will be available to all ISA 2007 paid registrants and may be available to others upon request, however at this point we are unable to tell you the cost of this publication.


To all those of you who attended this meeting, may  you keep fond memories of your visit in  our beautiful country.  And if you missed it, please note that the next meeting will take place in 2009 and will be announced on the International Seabuckthorn Association Website (www.icrts.org).


The ISA 2007 scientific and local organizing committees warmly salute you!