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Chiang Mai University and East-West Seed strengthen collaboration.Signing a Memorandum of Understanding which heralds a 5-year research cooperation, the two partners consolidate and build on earlier collaborations in plant breeding research, including opportunities for students.Read more…

East-West Seed awards thesis prize for plant sciences research.Plant scientist Nina Alejandro Perez received the East-West Seed thesis prize for her research on plant genetics, which could lead to the development of crops that can withstand environmental extremes.Read more…

Response to the report “Soiled Seeds: Child Labor and Underpayment of Women in Vegetable Seed Production in India”​.East-West Seed recognizes the issue of child labor in seed production in India and has taken steps to combat this serious social and economic problem.​ Read more…

"Leave crop improvement to the experts." The fact that Wageningen is now preaching that farmers should not be dependent on seed breeding companies like his, but should take charge of the breeding themselves; that The Hague and organizations like Oxfam Novib are putting funds into this so-called informal seed system, is a thorn in Simon Groot's flesh. "I do not believe in it." The experts are with him. “We have an enormous head start in terms of knowledge.” Read more…

Fighting poverty has a silver lining. A Dutch tomato will not grow in the Philippines. And there are a hundred million people living there who would like to eat that tomato. That was reason enough for Simon Groot to fly to Manila thirty-three years ago. Read more…

Public Private Partnership secures long-term supply of plant-based malaria treatment. Cooperation between East-West Seed and the Center for Novel Agricultural Products has led to the availability and sustainable production of the ​Artemisia plant, the source for Artemisinin Combination Therapies (ACTs) which are the WHO-recommended treatment for malaria. Read more…

World Food Prize 2015 awarded to Brac founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. East-West Seed expresses its congratulations to the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, who received the prize in a live ceremony from Des Moines, Iowa on 15 October. Read more…

Simon Groot receives Mansholt Business Award for Sustainable Entrepreneurship. East-West Seed's founder and chairman is this year's recipient of the award from Wageningen University which bestows the prize to entrepreneurs who have made a positive impact to society while creating business value. Read more…

East-West Seed joins International Licensing Platform for plant breeding innovations. The company is the latest to join the International Licensing Platform Vegetable (ILP) for plant breeding innovations, a business association that aims to improve global access to and use of plant breeding traits for vegetables. Read more…

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