The Malaysian Society of Plant physiology (MSPP) was founded in 1989 to foster exchange of knowledge of plant physiology and its role in the development and improvement of Malaysian agriculture in tandem with the global food crop production. The focus is on research, development, and applications of significance to science, economy, national policy and society.
The mission is accomplished through the society's publications; national and international conferences, meetings and workshops; and through support of teaching initiatives in cooperation with educational institutions.
Over the years, MSPP has expanded to create an environment of scientific exchange and interdisciplinary synergy with the goal of advancing current and future systems for plant physiology and Malaysian agriculture.
The society consists of ordinary members, life members, honorary members, student members and associate members. MSPP's membership is represented by individuals from academic, government, industrial and commercial institutions.
The disciplines of members include areas of plant nutrition and ecophysiology, plant biochemisry, plant growth development, plant tissue culture, postharvest physiology and technology, plant diversity, precision agriculture and novel crop production systems, plant modelling and crop productivity, plant molecular physiology, robotics and mechanization and also policy in crop production and socio-economic aspects of crop production.
The Society will hold appropriate scientific meetings either on its own or with others. The Society will seek close co-operation with related societies to enhance its effectiveness in scientific and cost terms.