The crucial role of the EU in safeguarding plant breeding and seed security for a sustainable future

December 8, 2023

Plant reproductive material


Sustainable Agriculture


European seed sector


Plant breeding innovation

As the current year comes to an end, the EU is at a crossroads, determining the future of its plant breeding and seed sectors. Climate change, marked by extreme weather and emerging pests, poses threats to the success of decades-long efforts in plant breeding. With legislative initiatives on new genomic techniques and a modernized seed marketing framework, proposed in July, the EU has a chance to reinforce its leadership in plant breeding and ensure high-quality seed while safeguarding its security. Euroseeds, along with 35 national seed associations and numerous plant breeding businesses, urges EU Member States and Parliament Members to support innovation for a resilient and sustainable food system.

The call is clear: Europe must harness its own potential for a prosperous agricultural future.