At the World Seed Congress, beginning of June in Nice, the Access to Seeds Index, in cooperation with ISF and Bayer organised a side event on the contribution of the seed industry to global food system transformation and the SDGs.
In a recent article in SeedWorld, ISF Secretary General mentioned that ‘“Although efforts that contribute to the SDGs are not new to the seed sector, it is a recent realization to make the SDGs better-known within the seed sector, and to bring recognition within international organizations regarding the sector’s contributions. These SDGs are inseparable from the seed sector, which strives for a more sustainable future.”
The Access to Seeds Index is proud to have contributed to this growing realisation within the seed industry that the SDGs are relevant for the future of seed companies but also that the SDGs cannot be achieved without an active contribution of the seed industry’ innovations and modern plant breeding in general.
Eduard Fito, president of ISF, said, “I cannot imagine this business without innovation. Whether we like it or not, agriculture around the globe faces new challenges every day. That is why it is important that we always remember to safeguard innovation as the foundation on which our sector stands, enabling us to continue delivering value to farmers.”
Link to SeedWord article