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September 2, 2020

Growing demand requires growing solutions - Nuseed develops a sustainable land-based source of omega-3

August 10, 2020

The Philippines - Hybrid rice promoted to increase rice self-sufficiency

July 24, 2020

Unique country assessments show direct effects COVID-19 crisis on food systems
Landenstudies tonen directe effecten van COVID-19 crisis op voedselsystemen

July 9, 2020

FAO predicts global shortage of protein-rich foods

July 6, 2020

Current outbreaks of COVID-19 and the international movement of seeds - A statement from the International Seed Federation

June 23, 2020

Asia-Pacific seed trade slowly emerges from COVID-19 lockdown

June 18, 2020

COVID-19: Resilience of seed sectors in Africa and Asia at stake

IRRI policy brief: Safeguarding food systems in Southeast Asia amid COVID-19

June 12, 2020

PhilRice reminds farmers: Choose high-quality seeds

June 8, 2020

CGIAR’s international genebanks - GreenPass, a special protocol which guarantees that best practices are used at all stages of handling a seed transfer, puts germplasm distribution in the fast lane

Policy Brief: Impact of COVID-19 on the Rice Value Chain (RVC) in Asia

June 2, 2020

The Philippines - Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)-Seed Program's seed deliveries hit 1 million bags of certified rice seed amidst lockdown

June 1, 2020

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, and The Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World launch new online dashboard to inform better food policy - Dashboard houses food systems data from more than 230 countries and territories

May 26, 2020

Pandemics aren’t limited to people: How the world’s most famous seed vault defends plants against their next big outbreak (The  Counter)

May 19, 2020

COVID-19: Rapid assessments highlight immediate impacts on seed sector
Covid-19: Voedseltekort dreigt zonder direct ingrijpen in zaadsector ontwikkelingslanden

The Philippines - East-West Seed distributes tons of vegetables to frontliners and communities (Horti Daily)

May 14, 2020

In post-Covid India, Save farmers by protecting seeds - Seed security is synonymous with food security: one cannot exist without control over the other 

May 12, 2020

India - Women farmers take a significant step towards seed security in Odisha

May 6, 2020

COVID-19’s long shadow darkens the future of Southeast Asia’s food security

April 30, 2020

"Asia-Pacific countries must take urgent action to tackle COVID-19’s recession-induced hunger" - Op-ed By Marco V. Sánchez Cantillo, Deputy-Director, Agricultural Development Economics Division, FAO

April 29, 2020

Latest statement from the World Seed Partnership partners

April 23, 2020

Philippine government launches Plant Plant Plant Program

April 22, 2020

India - Treat seed sector on par with agriculture: National Seed Association of India to Agriculture Ministry (The Hindu BusinessLine)

April 21, 2020

Asia-Pacific seed trade reeling from COVID-19 lockdown - Severe restrictions on the movements of people and goods imposed in recent weeks are having widespread negative effects on the seed industry in the Asia-Pacific region with international seed trade particularly affected, a survey of seed companies finds

The Philippines - Rice seed distribution continues amidst COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 in India - Government of India extends lockdown but exempts additional rural activities

Global Report on Food Crises reveals scope of food crises as COVID-19 poses new risks to vulnerable countries - Annual report on acute food insecurity and malnutrition published today

Joint statement on COVID-19 impacts on food security and nutrition - FAO, IFAD, the World Bank and WFP on the occasion of the Extraordinary G20 Agriculture Minister's Meeting

International Seed Federation - Seed movement during the COVID-19 pandemic: a video Q&A with Szabolcs Ruthner, Regulatory Affairs Executive, and Rose Souza Richards, Seed Health Manager

April 20, 2020

India - After harvesting, the next farm challenge: seeds for kharif - Companies are racing against time to make available hybrids and high yielding varieties of paddy, maize, cotton and soyabean (The Indian Express)





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