Mission to unlock the potential of genetics
THE World Seed Congress was held in Brisbane last week, attracting 1200 delegates from 64 countries.
The congress was presented by the International Seed Federation (ISF).
Secretary-general Michael Keller said ISF’s strategic objectives and vision were working towards a world where the best quality seed was accessible to all.
“Through its positions, ISF is able to take a clear stance on key industry issues and drive them at an international level. Together with its members, national seed associations, ISF is promoting policy decisions that affect the whole seed industry,” Mr Keller said.
The congress explored issues such as unlocking the potential of genetic resources to produce more with less, and the need to anticipate the role and impact of our products to ensure farming systems were more resilient and more sustainable than ever before
Assistant Minister to the Australian Prime Minister, Senator James McGrath, also addressed the congress at its opening ceremony.
“The responsibility for delivering higher yields and more nutritious food rests on the innovation that the seed industry brings to world food production,” he said.
SEED ACCESSIBILITY: The World Seed Congress was held in Brisbane last week.