ISF
ISF International Seed Federation

The International Movement of Seed

Professional seed companies are increasingly becoming global players and have very international operations. The business today is characterized by:

  • International teams working on product development in multiple R&D and screening sites to test variety adaptation to various climatological and ecological zones
  • Seed produced in countries in the Northern and Southern hemispheres in different climatic zones for reasons of quality and logistics
  • Seed processing, treatment, enhancement, quality control and packing done frequently at a limited number of central sites for reasons of quality and efficiency
  • Marketing and distribution of seeds done globally from a central logistic facility. Seed can be re-exported to multiple destination countries in small shipments over many years.

The material moving across international borders include

-   Germplasm for R&D purposes
-   Experimental lines and hybrids for screening purposes
-   Basic seed for multiplication purposes, and
-   Commercial varieties and hybrids for marketing purposes

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ISF Secretariat - Chemin du Reposoir 7 - 1260 Nyon Switzerland

tel +41 22 365 44 20 - fax +41 22 365 44 21 - isf@worldseed.org