On the 16th of October, international World Food Day, SeedNL was launched. SeedNL is a public-private partnership with as its goal to strengthen the seeding industry in developing countries to improve the productivity of local growers.
The projects of SeedNL aim at training the growers to grow better crops and to generate more income with them. The projects pay special attention to the availability of good seeds. To realize this, good and practical rules are being made to follow if wanted. The partnership consists of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Plantum, the trade association for companies working with seeds and young plants.
By working on the availability, access, and the use of good quality food crop seeds, SeedNL aims to contribute to the accessibility of safe, nutritious and plentiful food, countering malnutrition and raising the sustainability of food production. “The quality of seeds and young plants is important to end up with a good crop and with it good and plentiful availability of the products. Maximum profits can be reached by combining good seeds with the right cultivation methods. Good seeds and young plants also contribute to the efficient use of resources by local farmers, promote job opportunities, lead to safer and healthier food, and dealing with effects of climate change”, says the organization.
"SeedNL works towards a common agenda with its partners and other relevant stakeholders to achieve their goal through connected projects.”