Global Seed Industry Urged to Innovate to Address Global ChallengesMay 24, 2017
The global seed industry was urged to "respond and adapt to global challenges to ensure it continues to thrive and not just to survive" by International Seed Federation (ISF) President, Jean-Cristophe Gouache, during the World Seed Congress opening on May 22, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. Mr. Gouache added that the seed industry must pursue implementation of more consistent policies for new products to make sure that they become accessible to all the make sure continuous trade.
On the other hand, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjarto, said that the seed industry must initiate the development of innovations that will address global challenges such as food security.
Around 1,700 delegates from 64 countries participated in the activities of the congress, including open meetings, panel discussions, and roundtable events.
Read the press release from the International Seed Federation.
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