ISF World Seed Congress 2021
The Congress program will be available for download (Download section) after the end of registration.
Everything you should know before registering for the ISF World Seed Congress.
The ISF World Seed Congress 2021 will provide many opportunities to conduct business in small or large group settings.
Barcelona – One of the most beautiful cities in the world will offer you its cosmopolitan and dynamic spirit in the air and you will live the Mediterranean experience.
The International Seed Federation (ISF) Congress has been the key annual event in the world seed calendar since 1924.
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We are happy to inform you that a number of sponsorship opportunities are available for you to enhance your presence and support the ISF World Seed Congress.
Agriculture in Spain
Agriculture is a strategic sector for the economy, society and territory cohesion in Spain. With more than 17 million hectares of farmland (13% of the EU’ total area) and 750,000 farmers, Spain is the world’s leading exporter of fresh products (fruits and vegetables) and the first producer in the European Union. The agri-food system is the country’s second largest industry (just behind tourism), contributing with 10.6% to GDP and 14.2% to employment. Beyond that, the central position of the agricultural sector within the agri-food chain places primary production as one of the most relevant sectors of the Spanish economy, not only because of its own importance but because of the relationship and the effect it generates on closely linked sectors, including seeds and plants.
Spain presents ideal conditions, because of both its geographical situation and agricultural and climate diversity, to become a world lead in seed and plant breeding and production. A good prove of that are the more than fifty breeding stations located in our country, which constitutes one of the major plant research poles in the world, particularly for fruits and vegetables.
ANOVE (Spanish Plant Breeders Association) and APROSE (Spanish Seed Producers Association) are the two organizations representing the Spanish seed sector. Together, they group more than hundred companies active in breeding and seed production, with a common mission of representing and defending their interests, increasing awareness about the central role of seed industry, and supporting innovation and development in agriculture.