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On December 5, 2018, in an oral hearing on a patent on pepper plants, the European Patent Office declared the new rule 28(2) invalid[1] paving the way again for patents being granted on plants obtained by essentially biological processes.

This OECD report provides an in-depth assessment of structural changes in global markets for seed and biotechnology based on new data on market concentration across a broad range of countries and crops, and considers potential policy responses.

Press statement - Brussels, 28 November 2018

Today, the Agri-Food chain coalition held an event in the European Parliament to look at the contribution of the agri-food chain to achieving the SDGs.

UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy starts in October 2019 and is now open for registration

 

From 7-9 October ESA European Seed Association held its 2018 Annual Meeting in Madrid, Spain. This year’s event has set a new record of presence!

Less than two months ago the Court of Justice of the EU has concluded that organisms obtained by newer forms of mutagenesis are subject to the obligations laid down by the GMO Directive.

Brussels, 25 July 2018: The European Seed Association sees today’s Court of Justice ruling in

A new article on the latest plant breeding methods will be published on the next issue of BIO-SCIENCE LAW REVIEW.

 

ESA is recruiting a Manager Public Affairs to work full time at the ESA General Secretariat’s office in Brussels, Belgium

 

Job description:

Bresov postcard

Launch of 4-Year EU Research Project BRESOV

The multidisciplinary project aims to link researchers, vegetable producers and consumers

 

The second FOOD 2030 high-level event is taking place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on 14-15 June 2018 during the Bulgarian Presidency of the European Council.

The ESA Secretariat is glad to be participating in the ISF World Seed Congress 2018 in Brisbane, Australia, from 3-6 June.

More than 1000 seed industry professionals gathering to discuss the global issues facing the seed sector.

On May 23rd, the European Technology Platform ‘Plants for the Future’ (Plant ETP), in collaboration with MEP Jasenko Selimović and MEP Julie Girling, organised the workshop “Pl

Stakeholder consultation launched by EU-funded project ‘Farmer's Pride’

ESA is looking for a Research Assistant to assist in the supervision of field trials for a Horizon 2020 project ESA is a partner in.

Interested in Intellectual property and innovation?

Apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship and work with EIPIN-Innovation Society!

 

Plant breeding innovation is essential for sustainable agriculture. It is a natural step to help us ensure food quality, reduce crop loss and food waste, and address tomorrow’s agri-food challenges.

Brussels, 23rd April 2018 - A coalition of associations from the EU agri-food chain launched a joint EU Code of Conduct on agricultural data sharing in Brussels today.

 

Towards a harmonized implementation and a common understanding of the Plant Health Regulatory framework for seed in Europe.

 

On 23 November 2017, the ESA Secretariat took part in the Agri-Food Chain Coalition (AFCC) event ‘Innovation is good news – opening eyes to resource efficiency in the European agri-food chain’.

ESA European Seed Association held its 2017 Annual Meeting from 8-10 October in Riga, Latvia.

Ahead of the European Commission’s conference on Modern Biotechnologies in Agriculture on 28 September, the European seed sec

Plant breeding innovation is essential for sustainable agriculture. It is a natural step to help us ensure food quality, reduce crop loss and food waste, and address tomorrow’s agri-food challenges.

ESTA factsheet preview

ESA has just published a new set of factsheets to explain the importance of ESTA, the quality scheme to ensure the safe treatment of seed against pest and diseases.

Last week, UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy (PBA) graduated the fourth class with a session in Davis, California.  Over last two years, during the six sessions held in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands;  Angers, France;  Gatersleben, Germany;  Gent, Belgium;  Almeria, Sp

Fresh focus needed on sustainable food, jobs, growth, and innovation

 

Brussels, 29 June 2017 - European Seed Association welcomes restriction as bringing legal certainty and supporting breeders access to genetic diversity

Today May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity 2017. Proclaimed by the United Nations, this day aims to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

52 countries worldwide celebrated this year’s Fascination of Plants Day on 18 May.

The first PINTO update of 2017 has been concluded and more than 200 varieties and about 20 patents have been added to the system!
 

On April 28 the High Level Group of the Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) has published an independent Explanatory Note on ‘New Techniques in Agricultural Biotech

ESA answered the public consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy. Plant breeding and seed companies work closely with farmers, providing them with innovative and efficient tools. Farmers need today advanced tools to cope with major challenges.

You can now register for the ESA Annual Meeting which will take place on 8-10 October 2017, in Riga, Latvia.
We are looking forward to welcoming you there!
 
 
 
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The governing body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) adopted a new International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) on 6 April 2017.

ESA European Seed Association (www.euroseeds.eu) is recruiting a Technical Manager Variety Registration and Seed Marketing to work full time at the ESA General Secretariat’s office in Brussels, Belgium

ESA European Seed Association (www.euroseeds.eu) is recruiting a Manager Public Affairs to work full time at the ESA General Secretariat’s office in Brussels, Belgium.

 

On March 29nd, the European Technology Platform ‘Plants for the Future’ (Plant ETP), in collaboration with MEP Jasenko Selimović and MEP Julie Girling, organised the workshop “

The Agri-Food Chain Coalition (AFCC) is a joint initiative created in 2014 representing 13 leading industry associations across the agri-food chain, united in their call for sustainable, solution-orientated and innovative policies that benefit the EU and beyond.

Together with other 14 associations, ESA is proudly a partner organisation of the EIPIN project.

18 Associations released a common statement on Comitology.

UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy (PBA) is a professional certificate program offered since 2006 with classes in USA, Europe, Africa and Asia.