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Vergelegen Estate to celebrate historic trees during Arbor Week

South Africa celebrates Arbor Week during the first week of September, encouraging people to plant indigenous trees, and to celebrate some of the country’s...

Western and Central African seed companies still fall short

Nigeria-based Value Seeds tops the rankings in new research on seed companies operating in Western and Central Africa. However, the overall picture is one...

Global seed companies address climate change and nutrition

Global seed companies are adapting their products to combat the impact of climate change and address nutrition needs. But limited access to quality seed...

First seeds sprout in China’s Moon mission

Seeds taken to the moon by China's Chang'e-4 mission have sprouted, says China’s National Space Administration. Plants have been grown on the International Space...

K2 hosts first farmers’ day as Nuvance

On 28 November 2018, Klein Karoo Seed Marketing (also known as K2 Seed Marketing) hosted their first farmers’ day as Nuvance. This follows the...

Seed-producing cooperatives improve access to quality seeds

A new study by the Access to Seeds Index, supported by Agence Française de Développement, the government of The Netherlands and AgriCord, evaluated over...

First Access to Seeds Index for Western and Central Africa

The Access to Seeds Index, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the government of the Netherlands, aims to encourage...

Seed backup is vital to protect global food supply

The Doomsday Vault near Svalbard in Norway, which stores seeds of vital crops in an underground vault, marks its 10th anniversary. In a quest...

First herbicide resistant sorghum launched

Australian and Argentinian farmers will be among the first in the world to benefit from new seed technology that makes sorghum resistant to imidazolinone...

Farm fare: Mixed seed baklava

Baklava is one of those desserts with a reputation for being difficult to make, but this recipe is surprisingly easy. The rich, sweet flavour...