"Companies have to make a return on their investments, which means they have little incentive to work on problems that mainly affect the world’s poorest people. We’re trying to change that."

Bill and Melinda Gates, Co-chairs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

"The Access to Seeds Index is a very interesting publication and important work."

José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO

"This is not about companies spending money as charity. It's about companies making the SDGs part of their core business and being held accountable."

Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Kingdom of the Netherlands

"The Access to Seeds Index can support developing mutually beneficial partnerships between farmers organisations and the seed industry."

Ishmael Sunga, Chief Executive Officer, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions

"For achieving food and nutrition security there is a continued need to measure the performance of the seed sector. We are fortunate that the Access to Seeds Index is contributing to that path."

Janet Edeme, Ag. Director of Rural Economy and Agriculture Department , African Union Commission