Global Access to Seed Index
Access to Seeds, an independent organization funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Dutch government, yesterday announced the results of its Global Seed Index.
It placed East-West Seed in the top rank, besting 13 other global seed companies on their commitment and performance in providing the world’s smallholder farmers access to quality seeds. East-West Seed scores high in the Seed Production measurement area because of its collaboration with smallholder farmers, who account for 95% of its production.
Access to Seeds aims to shine a light on how seed companies can step up efforts to improve access to quality seeds of improved varieties for smallholder farmers. It believes that seed companies are a crucial partner in efforts to raise smallholder farmer productivity and achieve food and nutrition security.