Seed trade crucial to curb global food insecurity
|Authors & editors|
|Publisher||Milling & Grain|
|Year of publication||2022|
|Scope & content||The International Seed Federation (ISF) gave its support to the World Trade Organization (WTO)'s calls for securing seed trade and highlighted its role in protecting the food supply chain in the long-term through: |
- Increased access by growers to seed as the essential first input in farming
- Higher yield and greater food diversification via improved crop varieties adapted to local conditions
- Mitigating climate change impacts through the development of climate resilient and resource-efficient crops.
We know the devastating impacts of trade disruptions to agriculture and food supply,' says Michael Keller, ISF Secretary General. 'ISF, which represents the private seed sector at the international level and whose members account for 96 percent of global seed trade, calls for a concerted emergency response to the unfolding global food crisis. We seek urgent and
critical discussions with our partners in the food supply chain to achieve Zero Hunger targets outlined in the 2030 Agenda.”…Read more.