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Isf tree and shrub seed group 2013

  1. 1. April 2012 Thomas Dietl, Montaraz
  2. 2. 2011: WW Seed market: 43 billion USD Farm Saved Seed: 15 billion USD Internationally Traded: 8.3 billion USD 228 members from 78 countries ISF members cover 96% of international seed trade National seed associations represent >7500 seed companies
  3. 3. • National Associations representing seed companies and enterprises within their countries • 54 members from 41 countries Ordinary members • Seed companies or enterprises • 98 members from 42 countriesAssociate members • Service providers to the seed industry • 26 members from 11 countries Affiliate members • National Seed Associations of tree and shrub seed companies and / or individual companies active in this field • 41 members from 25 countries Tree and Shrub Seed Group • 9 Associations (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Gambia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Russia, Sudan, Ukraine and Venezuela)Observers ISF : membership
  4. 4. General Assembly => all ISF members Board of Directors => 18-25 p. Executive Committee => President, Vice Pres., 2nd Vice Pres., Past Pres., Treasurer, Chair Breeders Committee President => 2 yrs term General Secretariat => staff in Nyon, 6½ fte Committees Phytosanitary Breeders Intellectual Property Sustainable Agriculture Seed Treatment and Environment Trade and Arbitration Rules Sections Forage & Turf Crops Field Crops Sugar & Fodder Beet Vegetable & Ornamental Crops Special Groups Tree & Shrub Seeds + International Seed Health Initiative (ISHI) + 9 ad hoc WGs ISF Structure April 2012
  5. 5.  Facilitate the international movement of seed, related know-how and technology See: www.worldseed.org
  6. 6.  Facilitate the international movement of seed, related know- how and technology  Mobilize and represent the seed industry at a global level  UPOV  International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)  OECD Seed Schemes / WG Regulatory Oversight in Biotech  FAO  International Treaty on PGRFA  International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)  Committee on World Food Security (CFS)  Codex Alimentarius  CBD; Cartagena Biosafety Protocol (CBP) / Nagoya Protocol  World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)  World Trade Organisation (WTO) – SPS Agreement
  7. 7.  Facilitate the international movement of seed, related know-how and technology  Mobilize and represent the seed industry at a global level  Inform its members of developments within the industry and in the international regulatory environment  Promote, on behalf of its members, the interests and image of the seed industry
  8. 8. ISF Tree and Shrub Seed Group A very active group & annual meetings since 1980 & location (>20 countries) is rotating
  9. 9. ISF Tree and Shrub Discussion Group on LinkedIn
  10. 10. Photograph sharing of T&S meetings => 15 albums of pictures & videos
  11. 11. Growing international seed trade 89 coniferous species 122 broad leaved species 32 tree seed companies replied
  12. 12. Growing international seed trade • Cheap & fast transportation • Development of hybrid varieties • Higher speed of breeding & commercial processes => counter season breeding and production 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 MillionUS$ Year Evolution of International Seed Trade Source: International Seed Federation (ISF) www.worldseed.org
  13. 13. Country 2008 Value 2010 (MT) 2010 Value Georgia 1.4 53 3.7 Netherlands 4.5 55 1.6 USA 2.8 122 1.5 France * 53 0.9 Italy 0.8 41 0.8 Austria 1.5 9 0.7 Australia 1.6 * * Hungary * 93 0.7 Germany * 19 0.6 Brazil 0.6 38 0.5 China 0.6 44 0.5 Sweden 0.5 * * Belarus 0.5 * * Mexico 0.5 63 0.5 Israel 0.5 2 0.5 Vanuatu 0.5 * * TOTAL 16.3 12.5 MT = Metric Tons Value = Mio USD Conversion 1€ = 1.32$ Countries with > 05 mio USD * = no data
  14. 14. Country 2008 Value 2010 (MT) 2010 Value Country 2008 Value 2010 (MT) 2010 Value Denmark 1.6 76 3.4 Bangladesh * 14 1 Netherlands 3.9 238 3.2 Greece * 35 0.9 USA 2.5 93 1.7 Australia 0.6 14 0.9 Costa Rica 2.2 * * Belgium 2 76 0.8 Sweden 1.6 * * Switzerland 0.7 * * Germany 1 93 1.6 Japan * 29 0.5 Canada 1.5 * * Brazil * 8 0.5 Italy 1.1 * * Morocco * 29 0.5 Myanmar * 163 1 Iran 0.5 * * Indonesia * 54 1 New Zealand 0.5 * * Austria 1 30 1 TOTAL 20.7 18 MT = Metric Tons Value = Mio USD Conversion 1€ = 1.32$ Countries with > 05 mio USD * = no data
  15. 15. International tree seed trade Historically tree seed traded for many centuries across borders Evidence: early 1600’s in Europe & 1700’s US ↔ EU (Picea, Pinus & other species) Concl: All major countries have international tree seed provenances in their territories. Recent policy change: countries requiring national provenance for reforestation etc.
  16. 16. 16 More information: www.worldseed.org

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