Keynote speech by Michael Keller, Secretary General, International Seed Federation at the “FAO Global Conference on Green Development of Seed Industries,” 4 November 2021

Dear Director-General, Representatives of Countries, Colleagues, and Friends,

Today we are honored to be invited to this conference on “Green Development of the Seed Sector” in…

We need a bold, novel and better normal that empowers farmers!

by Michael Keller

While many of us continue to enjoy access to safe and nutritious food, some of us had a glimpse of what it must feel to be scared to have not enough to eat in the early…

After joining the African Seed Trade Association (AFSTA) Congress 2021, ISF Secretary General shares his reflections about the seed sector in the continent in light of the recently-concluded UN Food Systems Summit 2021, held virtually on 23 September.

by Michael Keller

Africa’s seed supply was indeed under pressure due to COVID-19, but the reality is that Africa’s seed supply has been under permanent pressure. Just last week, at the virtual UN #FoodSystems Summit, the critical nature of seed security was mentioned by the President of Ghana.

Michael Keller at the AFSTA Congress 2021 in Mombasa, Kenya.

Therefore, it…

After joining the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome on 26–28 July, ISF Secretary General Michael Keller shares his thoughts on the UN initiative. The Summit is set to be held virtually on 23 September.

by Michael Keller

When I came into the office last week, I received endless requests for feedback on my impressions of the UN Food Systems Pre-summit #UNFSS, which I attended in person in Rome on 26–28 July 2021. Yesterday, I thought then it would be worthwhile to start to write…

This is the second part of our series featuring the people that make up ISF’s Technical Team to hear about their work and priorities. As part of ISF Secretariat based in Switzerland, they are supporting the organization’s Key Strategic Objectives through the development of seed sector policy at the international…

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