The Access to Seeds Index team was recently strenghtened with two advisors providing essential seed industry knowledge. As past Research Director of Nunhems (part of Bayer Cropscience) and past President of ISF, Orlando de Ponti has over 20 years of experience in the private seed sector. He has also served as a scientist and research director in plant breeding and plant protection at the Wageningen Research Council.
Anthony Gorin has 15 years of experience in African seed business. He was in charge of the breeding and seed production operations of Technisem in Sub-Sahara Africa. In 2012 he founded Haden Seeds, a French company active in vegetable seed multiplication.
From left to right: Wim Leereveld (Founder Access to Seeds Index), Deniz Horzum (Researcher), Anthony Gorin (Industry Advisor), Orlando de Ponti (Industry Advisor), Joke Vroegop (Stakeholder Management), Ido Verhagen (Project Manager), Kevin Ranney (Methodology Advisor) and Berdi Doornebosch (Reporting)