Access to Seeds launched recently its Access To Seed Index (ATSI) report, evaluating and ranking seed companies according to their efforts to improve access to quality seeds for smallholder farmers and helping them cope with challenges from climate change.
The 2019 ATSI evaluated seed companies operating in the south and southeast Asia regions. Tropical vegetable seed company East-West Seed lead the pack in the ATSI, sustaining the company’s good performance in 2016, when the first Seed Index was released and where East-West Seed was also ranked at the top in the Global Vegetable and East Africa indices.
“We are extremely honored by this achievement. East-West Seed has always been synonymous with serving smallholder farmers since it was founded in 1982 and it is evident in everything we do to this day,” said Bert van der Feltz, president and chief executive officer of East-West Seed.