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ISF Warns Against Unsolicted Seed Packages

The International Seed Federation (ISF) advices the public to refer to their national agricultural officials in the event that they receive unsolicited seed packages. This...

Svalbard Global Seed Vault Commences Seed Experiment That Will Last 100 Years

The first experimental seed samples will be brought into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the 27th of August. These first test sets consist...

ASTA and Canadian Food Inspection Agency Warn About Unsolicited Seeds

People across the country have reported receiving suspicious, unsolicited packages of seed that appear to be coming from China. So far, reports of unsolicited...

Rising Uncertainties from COVID-19 Cloud Medium-Term Agricultural Prospects

The fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented uncertainties in global food supply chains, with potential bottlenecks in labour markets, input industries,...

Deforestation and Land-Clearing are Taking a Toll on Brazil’s Corn Yield

Brazil is one of the top three producers of both soy and corn globally, and its agricultural sector accounts for one-fifth of the country's...

COVID-19: Resilience of Seed Sectors in Africa and Asia at stake

Wageningen University & Research launches an important synthesis on effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the seed sector in four countries this week, informing...

Bayer to Provide Crop Relief to Two Million Smallholder Farmers Impacted by COVID-19

To assist smallholder farmers in Asia, Africa and Latin America who are facing additional challenges resulting from COVID-19, Bayer, as part of its societal...

The National Association of Plant Breeders Borlaug Scholars News

The National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) established the NAPB Borlaug Scholars travel grant and mentoring program in January 2018 to attract and encourage...

Think Farmers Can’t Grow Food in Situations of Crisis or Disaster? Think Again

How FAO is helping farmers and rural people in some of the planet's most pressing humanitarian crises Many people equate FAO to a knowledge centre...

100 New Young Leaders Join The Journey Towards Zero Hunger

Bayer is excited to announce that it has selected the 100 participants, coming from 45 countries, for the fourth edition of the Youth Ag...