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ISF World Seed Congress 2024: Global Seed Industry's Premier Event Scheduled from May 27-29

The ISF World Seed Congress 2024 will offer industry stakeholders a platform to network and engage with other relevant parties, facilitating the exploration of trade opportunities.

Shivam Dwivedi
ISF World Seed Congress 2024
ISF World Seed Congress 2024

The Global Seed Industry's Premier Event- ISF World Seed Congress 2024, jointly organized by ISF and Dutch National Organizing Committee- Plantum, is set to take place from May 27th to 29th, 2024, in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This important event coincides with ISF's 100th anniversary, marking a historic milestone for the organization. This event offers a valuable platform for stakeholders across the global seed sector to engage with key industry players. Rotterdam, renowned as a leading business hub with a forward-looking approach, provides an ideal setting to embark on ISF's second century. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss mutual interests, expand their networks, and explore potential trade opportunities. Krishi Jagran is also among the participants in this prestigious event.

ISF World Seed Congress 2024 is an important platform where the ISF advocates for policies fostering a fair regulatory framework and equitable trade conditions within the seed industry. This event not only facilitates international seed movement but also drives advancements in plant breeding and seed technology essential for global agriculture.

ISF World Seed Congress 2024: Agenda/Major Topics of Discussion

Day 1: May 27, 2024

  • Global Seed Movement: Challenges and Opportunities in Treated Seed Trade

  • Seeding a Sustainable Future – Innovations in Seed Solutions

  • Gene Editing and its multiple angles: Benefits, Intellectual Property and Licensing

  • Looking to the Future: Understanding Product Placement and Control Methods for Fusarium and Pythium

  • Global Shifts: Understanding the Decline of Globalization

  • Seeding success: Unveiling the role and impact of the World Seed Partnership

  • Navigating the New Global Order: What is the future of seed trade?

  • Unlocking the Potential of Youth and Web3 in the Global Seed Industry: A Giant Leap for SOS Lab

Day 2: May 28, 2024

  • ABS for DSI: What’s in it for agriculture and food security?

  • Unlocking the Full Potential of Plant Breeding Innovation in across Frontiers

  • Addressing Microplastics in Seed Treatments

  • Consumer perception and acceptance of gene-edited products

  • The role of the seed sector in the COP28 Emirates Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Action

  • From seeds to Eco-systems: the elements of Regenerative Agriculture

  • Innovative public-private partnerships for development: What are the bottlenecks and opportunities?

  • Future Generation ‘Speed Networking’ (ISF and NGIN)    

Day 3: May 29, 2024

  • Navigating ISF into the next century

  • Sowing Social Responsibility: Unveiling the Seed Sector’s Impact on Rural Communities

  • Seed Resilience Project: Updates from Rwanda

  • Whither the seed? The seed sector in a polarized and fragmented world (Panel Discussion)

  • A discussion with Leonardo Costa from Corteva Agriscience on business opportunities in Seed Applied Technologies

Moreover, a post-congress tour on May 30th offers unique insights into cutting-edge seed facilities, showcasing the latest advancements in the field.

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