The European Commission’ DG RTD and DG AGRI organised a conference entitled “FOOD 2030” on 12-13 October in Brussels, where about 500 participants met to discuss research and innovation for

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.

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 “

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


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

The governing body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) adopted a new International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) on 6 April 2017.

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!

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.

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