Since 1915: FIS and ASSINSEL formally merge to become the International Seed Federation,...

A MOMENT IN TIME This edition of Seed World covered a momentous event: the official formation of the International Seed Federation (ISF). That year, the International Seed Trade Federation (FIS)...

Ancient Crop Makes New Inroads

In the United States and around the globe, sorghum has become a viable option in the consumer food, pet food, livestock feed and ethanol markets. Although sorghum is considered an ancient...

Winter Breeding Programs in South America

Winter breeding locations accelerate varietal development. When the growing season in North America comes to its annual end, plant breeders, like sun worshippers everywhere, pack their bags and head south...

Customer Satisfaction

Perhaps the impact of crop improvement can best be seen on the farm. Here, three farmers from Uruguay share their perspective about the importance of buying commercial seed. About 186...

Q & A with the ISF Secretariat

Meet the many faces working behind the scenes at the International Seed Federation. They put their expertise to work to further the seed industry’s mission and bring people together...

Moving Toward Milestones

With a defined mission and work plans in play, the International Seed Federation is set to start making big moves. The past year has been one of action for the...

Out of One Seed Grows Many

Through the development of winter breeding programs, Alvaro Eyzaguirre builds local economies and helps in the fight to end food insecurity. As a young research manager for Pioneer Hi-Bred International...

Discover Uruguay

Uruguay has a population of nearly 3.5 million and a land base of more than 67,000 square miles, of which 93 percent is suitable for agriculture — that’s 40.5...

The Call to Invest in Pulses

A crop that could help to stave off hunger in underdeveloped regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, pulses lack research investment. Normally, Livingstone is home to 150,000 Zambians and international tourists...

Pollinator Populations: Fact and Fiction

Experts dispell misconceptions about honeybee health. It’s no myth that bees are important. They contribute to one out of every three bites of food we eat, and are a vital...

A World Without GMOs

Imagining a world without genetically modified organisms isn’t hard to do, but researchers say the prospect is detrimental to both farmers and consumers. U.S. researchers have a mathematical model at...
OMAFRA

Focus on Forages

Plant breeders focus their efforts with the end goal of boosting livestock productivity. The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), with partners in the United Kingdom, Colombia and Kenya bring together their...
International Agricultural Development

Passions Run High in Pakistan

The people of Pakistan exhibit nothing if not passion. Those hailing from agriculturally prominent Punjab, the country’s second largest province, are no exception. The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF)...