"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 & Melinda Gates, co-chairs 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

"The number of smallholder farmers that have opportunities to become veritable entrepreneurs is expected to grow significantly in the next decades but only if the private sector comes on board."

Lilianne Ploumen, 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