Section 1.

The Society shall be called the "International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC)" - hereinafter referred to as the Society.

Section 2.

The Society is established as an autonomous and non-governmental body. It shall have the capacity:

To perform any activity appropriate to the fulfillment of its objectives as laid down by the constitution.

To hold funds or currency of any kind and operate accounts.

To collect subscriptions from its members and to solicit and accept grants and donations in cash or in kind, for the purpose of the Society. Also the Society shall have the capacity to collect proceeds from the sale of its publications.

To conclude agreements and contracts, to acquire, hold and dispose of immovables and movable property and to institute legal proceedings.

Section 3.

The official language of the Society shall be English.