ISF World Seed Congress 2023

Shared roots,

Cape Town
5 – 7 June

Greater heights

Cape Town
5 – 7 June

Join us and take advantage of great business centered event in both physical and virtual opportunities.

The ISF World Seed Congress is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and partners in the global seed sector. Thank you all for joining us in Barcelona!


Download the ISF World Seed Congress App!

Make your life easier by downloading the congress app. Here, you can access the event program, view the participants' list, organize your daily schedule, and receive news and updates in real-time.

New venue for the ISF World Seed Congress

Due to an unexpected unilateral decision of our former congress venue and hotel not being able to host our event, the ISF World Seed Congress 2022 will now be held at Fira Barcelona – Gran Via, one of the largest and most modern convention centers not only in Spain but in Europe.

For those who have yet to register, please register now. We have additional rooms at the Renaissance Fira Barcelona Hotel at preferential rates, and a few other hotels nearby.

There will be no impact on the congress program.

For more information, email

WSC2022 - What's new in 2022?

Please register to the ISF World Seed Congress, in Barcelona.

Prizes await lucky delegates.

Check the document for more information: WSC2022_What is new in 2022

WSC2022 General information

It's time we meet again!

We are happy to give you exciting information regarding the ISF World Seed Congress 2022 in Barcelona.

Please check the following document: WSC2022 General information

Download the Congress App

Make your life easier by downloading the congress app. Here, you can access the event program, view the participants list, organize your daily schedule, and receive news and updates in real time.


This event is jointly organized by ISF and the Spanish National Organizing Committee. Meet your hosts:

Donald ColesPresident – International Seed Federation
Julian ArnedoChair of the National Organizing Committee

Agriculture in South Africa

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, owing to both its geographical situation and agricultural and climate diversity, to become a world lead in seed and plant breeding and production. A good proof is 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 gather more than a 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.