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World Seed Congress 2024: Celebrating 100 Years of Innovation in Rotterdam

The International Seed Federation (ISF) World Seed Congress 2024 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, commemorates the 100th anniversary of ISF, welcoming diverse participants beyond the seed sector to envision the future of agriculture, with notable involvement from the World Farmers' Organization, promising to drive positive change and foster global collaboration.

Mrini Devnani
World Seed Congress 2024: Celebrating 100 Years of Innovation in Rotterdam (Photo Source: ISF)
World Seed Congress 2024: Celebrating 100 Years of Innovation in Rotterdam (Photo Source: ISF)

Rotterdam, Netherlands, is set to host the prestigious International Seed Federation (ISF) World Seed Congress from May 27 to 29, 2024. Renowned as a global leader in plant breeding, propagation, and seed trade, the Netherlands provides an ideal backdrop for this landmark event. To mark this momentous occasion, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Krishi Jagran will be attending the ceremony in person.

Moreover, this year's Congress holds special significance as it commemorates the 100th anniversary of the International Seed Federation, reflecting a century of groundbreaking achievements and advancements in the seed industry. With a rich history of innovation and collaboration, the Congress promises to be a platform for envisioning the future of agriculture.

Notably, the Congress will welcome a diverse array of participants beyond the traditional seed sector, including farmers, input distributors, government regulators, consultants, students, partner organizations, and other stakeholders interested in the pivotal role of seeds in global agriculture. Their presence underscores the inclusive nature of the event, fostering cross-sectoral dialogue and knowledge exchange.

One of the highlights of the Congress will be the active involvement of esteemed guests from the World Farmers' Organization (WFO). Mr. Arnold Puech d’Alissac, President of the WFO, and Dr. Andrea Porro, Secretary General of the WFO, are slated to participate in various panel discussions. Their invaluable insights and expertise from the perspective of farmers will enrich the discourse, offering a holistic view of the challenges and opportunities facing the seed sector.

As participants convene in Rotterdam, they will have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking sessions, explore cutting-edge technologies and innovations, and forge partnerships that will shape the future of global agriculture. From the latest advancements in seed breeding to sustainable practices and regulatory frameworks, the World Seed Congress 2024 promises to be a catalyst for driving positive change and fostering collaboration across borders.

Stay tuned for comprehensive coverage of this landmark event, as delegates from around the world come together to celebrate a century of innovation and chart a course toward a more sustainable and resilient agricultural future.

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