The International Seed Federation represents the interests of the seed industry at a global level by engaging with public and private institutions to facilitate international seed trade.
News: ISF World Seed Congress 2015
At the 2015 International Seed Federation World Seed Congress in Kraków, Poland, more than 1,600 seed industry professionals from 64 countries gathered to discuss the global issues.
The state of the art ICE Congress Centre was the central hub of the annual three-day event which provides a unique forum for developing industry knowledge and networks, and negotiating trade agreements.
In his keynote address ISF President, Alvaro Eyzaguirre, the Federation's first South American President, welcomed delegates to the 66th congress, bringing to life the Congress theme of 'Sharing Passion for Nature', as he described the “passion, pride and purpose" shared by the seed industry.
ISF Secretary General Michael Keller paid tribute to the 90 years of work his predecessors contributed to the seed industry and acknowledged the expertise of established team members currently working alongside newer ones at the ISF Secretariat.
Since his appointment as ISF Secretary General in June 2014 Michael Keller has implemented a strategic approach across ISF's committees, sections and groups whose action plans are focused on tackling some of the key issues including plant breeding and innovation, harmonization of phytosanitary measures, intellectual property protection and seed applied technologies.
For more information on the key messages from the 2015 World Seed Congress, you can read the Press Release 'ISF nurtures strategic approach at 2015 World Seed Congress' (pdf).
ISF World Seed Congress 2016
Uruguay will host the 2016 ISF World Seed Congress between 15-18 May 2016. For more information please visit the 2016 Congress website