Impact of COVID-19 on Seed Trade Online Seminar

26 – 27 May 2020

 

Session 1 presentations from India, China and Pakistan:  

                                                 

Session 2 presentations from Japan, Australia and Philippines: 

 

Session 3 presentations from USA and Chile

 

Seminar Session 1 (Tuesday): 26 May 2020

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Time

(GMT+7 / ICT)

Topic / Event Responsible person(s)
12:50 – 13:00 Participants log in Chair : Weihong (Alison) Tian
13:00 – 13:10 Opening remarks Tahir Saleemi, APSA President
Weibo, Song, CNSTA President

Presentations from National Seed Associations

Chair: Dr. Kanokwan (May) Chodchoey, APSA Executive Director

Topics:
1. Seed trade overview and seed trade and relevant policy introduction 
2. Analysis of the impact of the epidemic on seed trade and movement
3. Suggestions for ensuring smooth global and regional seed trade
4. Post COVID-19 scenario/prospects (seed trade and seed movement)

13:10 – 13:25 Presentation from India Shivendra Bajaj, Executive Director, Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII)
13:25 – 13:40 Presentation from China Weihong Tian, Secretary General,China National Seed Trade Association (CNSTA) 
13:40 – 13:55 Presentation from Pakistan Salman Aziz Khan, Secretary General, Seed Association of Pakistan (SAP)

Panel discussion between seed company representatives

Chair: Wenhui Ma, Director of Cooperation and Exchange Department of China Seed Association (CSA)

13:55 – 15:00 Panel Discussion on impact of COVID-19: difficulties and problems for individual company and challenges to ensure food security and sustainable agriculture after the crisis China:

Sanqiao Jiang, Deputy President of Winall Hi-tech Seed Co., Ltd.

Xiaobo Zhu, General Manager of Wuhan Qingfa-hesheng Seed Co., Ltd

India:

Arthur Santosh Attavar, Chairman and Managing Director, Indo-American Hybrid Seeds

Senthilnathan Sengottuvelu, Exec. Chairman, ACSEN HyVeg Pvt Ltd

Pakistan: Tahir Saleemi, CEO, Haji Sons Pvt Ltd  

 

Seminar Session 2 (Wednesday): 27 May 2020

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Time

(GMT+7 / ICT)

Topic / Event Responsible person(s)
Opening: Dr. Kanokwan (May) Chodchoey, APSA Exective Director

Presentations from National Seed Associations

Chair: Weihong (Alison) Tian, Secretary General, China National Seed Trade Association (CNSTA) 

Topics:
1. Seed trade overview and seed trade and relevant policy introduction 
2. Analysis of the impact of the epidemic on seed trade and movement
3. Suggestions for ensuring smooth global and regional seed trade
4. Post COVID-19 scenario/prospects (seed trade and seed movement)

13:00 – 13:10 Participants log in Chair : Weihong (Alison) Tian
13:10 – 13:25 Presentation from Japan Tomohiro Kondo, Chair of International Section, Japan Seed Trade Association (JASTA)
13:25 – 13:40 Presentation from Australia Osman Mewett, General Manager, Australian Seed Federation (ASF)
13:40 – 13:55 Presentation from Philippines Mary Ann Sayoc, President, Philippines Seed Industry Association (PSIA)

Panel discussion between seed company representatives

Chair: Qin Zhou, Head of Vegetable Seeds, Syngenta Group China Seeds

13:55 – 15:00 Panel Discussion on impact of COVID-19: difficulties and problems for individual company and challenges to ensure food security and sustainable agriculture after the crisis Australia: Michael Leader, Seed Regulatory Lead – Asia & Africa, Bayer Crop Science

Japan: Takahiro Ando, General Manager, International Sales and Marketing, Takii

Philippines: Mary Ann Sayoc, Public Affairs Lead, East West Seed (International)

South Korea: Yoo Sung Jeong, Head of Strategy, Nongwoo Bio Co., Ltd.

Thailand: Sumitra Kantrong, Assistant Vice President, Chia Tai Co.,Ltd.

 

Seminar Session 3 (Wednesday): 27 May 2020

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Time

(GMT+7 / ICT)

Topic / Event Responsible person(s)

Presentations from National Seed Associations

Chair : Chair : Weihong (Alison) Tian, Secretary General, China National Seed Trade Association (CNSTA) 

Topics:
1. Seed trade overview and seed trade and relevant policy introduction 
2. Analysis of the impact of the epidemic on seed trade and movement
3. Suggestions for ensuring smooth global and regional seed trade
4. Post COVID-19 scenario/prospects (seed trade and seed movement)

17:50 – 18:00 Participants log in Chair: Weihong (Alison) Tian
18:00 – 18:15 Presentation from USA Abigail Struxness, Senior Director, International Programs and Policy, American Seed Trade Association
18:15 – 18:30 Presentation from Chile Mario Schindler, Executive Director, Chilean Seed Association (ANPROS)

 

 

Panel discussion between seed company representatives

Chair: Dr. Kanokwan (May) Chodchoey, APSA Executive Director

18:30 – 19:30 Panel Discussion on impact of COVID-19: difficulties and problems for individual company and challenges to ensure food security and sustainable agriculture after the crisis Chile: Jean-Pierre Posa, CEO, Southern Seed Productions and President of Chilean Seed Association (ANPROS)

France: Elvire Petel, International Project Manager, French Interprofessional Organisation for Seeds and Plants (GNIS)

Italy: Davide Foschi, Sales Manager, Anseme Spa

Netherlands: Jack Metzelaar, Director of Industry Relations, Limagrain Vegetable Seeds

USA: John Mizicko, Business Development Manager – Eurofins BioDiagnostics Inc. 

19:30 – 19:40 Closing Remarks Dr. Kanokwan (May) Chodchoey, APSA Executive Director

Chair : Weihong (Alison) Tian, Secretary General, China National Seed Trade Association (CNSTA)