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The National Seed Association of India, (NSAI), the apex organization representing the Indian Seed Industry, continues to strive to meet all the farmers' needs by understanding their requirements and developing research strategies to address problems.

The Indian Seed Congress, the annual forum organized by NSAI, has emerged as a much awaited event to project the latest trends and views of the Seed Industry sector; voice their concerns; deliberate on the new technological advances and the barriers to technology development and introduction; showcase new product ranges and services and network for better business development. The Indian Seed Congress provides a platform for the Seed Industry to interact closely with technology developers, sector development officials and policy makers.

NSAI is pleased to invite you to the Indian Seed Congress 2015, the sixth edition of the mega Seed Industry event being organized in Agra, on 13 – 14th February 2015. These Congresses attracted participation by representatives of all major stakeholders including industry (seed & allied), policy makers, developmental agencies, scientific community and farmers' organization. The Congress delegates included industry leaders from more than 15 countries.

The Indian seed industry continues to strive to exceed the expectations of the Indian farmers by investing in state of art R&D programmes and infrastructure to develop high performing products for our farmers. This is done through regular consultations by the industry with the concerned stakeholders. An important exercise in this regard is the Indian Seed Congress, an annual forum organized by the National Seed Association of India (NSAI), the apex organization representing the Indian seed industry, to review the status; deliberate on the new technological advances and the barriers to technology development and introduction; showcase new product range and services and network for better business development. The Indian Seed Congress provides a platform for the seed industry personnel to interact closely with technology developers, sector development officials and policy makers.

NSAI invited all the stakeholders to the Indian Seed Congress 2014 (ISC’14), the fifth edition of the mega industry event organized at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 18 –19 February 2014, on the theme ‘Seeds for Vibrant Agriculture’ The theme for the earlier editions of the event organized in Bangalore (2010) was ‘Seeds for Global Food Security’; Hyderabad (2011): ‘Seed Industry – partners in agricultural growth’, ‘Seeding Rural Prosperity’ for Pune (2012) and “Seeds of Change – Ensuring the evergreen revolution’ for Gurgaon (2013). These Congresses attracted participation by representatives of all major stakeholders including industry (seed & allied), policy makers, developmental agencies, scientific community and farmers’ organizations. The Congress delegates included industry leaders from more than 15 countries.

The Indian seed industry continues to strive to exceed the expectations of the Indian farmers by investing in state of art R&D programmes and infrastructure to develop high performing products for our farmers. This is done through regular consultations by the industry with the concerned stakeholders. An important exercise in this regard is the Indian Seed Congress, an annual forum organized by the National Seed Association of India (NSAI), the apex organization representing the Indian seed industry, to review the status; deliberate on the new technological advances and the barriers to technology development and introduction; showcase new product range and services and network for better business development. The Indian Seed Congress provides a platform for the seed industry personnel to interact closely with technology developers, sector development officials and policy makers.

NSAI invited all the stakeholders to the Indian Seed Congress 2013 (ISC’13), the fourth edition of the mega industry event organized at Hotel Leela Kempinski, Ambience Island, Gurgaon (Delhi NCR) on 8 – 9 February 2013, on the theme “Seeds of Change – Ensuring the evergreen revolution’. The theme for the earlier editions of the event organized in Bangalore (2010) was "Seeds for Global Food Security" Hyderabad (2011): ‘Seed Industry – partners in agricultural growth’ and ‘Seeding Rural Prosperity’ for Pune (2012). These Congresses attracted participation by representatives of all major stakeholders including industry (seed & allied), policy makers, developmental agencies, scientific community and farmers’ organizations. The Congress delegates included industry leaders from more than 15 countries.

Farmer is the king. This has been the mantra very diligently followed by the Indian seed industry in the recent years. In the industry where the producer and the consumer is the same i.e. farmers, the seed industry has built a lasting relationship with the farmers. The seed industry has been striving hard to satisfy the challenges posed by the farmers for new and improved seeds and technologies that can better their profitability. Farmers have appreciated this contribution to their prosperity through their sustained reposing of trust in the seeds provided by the industry.

The science and technology driven industry has thus benefited from investments in the state of art R & D and seed processing infrastructure and is continuously innovating to meet the expectations for delivering better products. The industry through its maturity and foresight with an annual turnover of more than Rs 9000 crores (>$ 2 billion) has emerged to rank among the top five seed economies in the world. With a 15-20% growth rate, which is more than double of the growth rate for the sector, we may soon reach the third position. The Indian Seed Congress, the annual forum for the Indian seed industry to review its status, deliberate on issues constraining its growth and new technological advances, showcase new product line and services and network for better trade relations, is eagerly looking forward to by all stakeholders.

Seed, the vehicle for delivering the benefits of technology, is the most important input, influencing the growth and sustainability of Indian Agriculture. The organised Indian seed industry has contributed significantly to ensure continued access to quality seed for the Indian farmers and improving their food, nutritional and livelihood security. Superior genetics and technologies from the ‘State of the Art’ R & D establishments, which are high performing and adapted to a wide range of agro-climatic zones have resulted in considerable productivity enhancements. These advancements have helped India emerge as a major player in the global seed business. With an estimated turnover exceeding ` 70 billion (USD 1.5 billion), India ranks fifth in the world seed trade, and is poised to rise higher on the strength of its dynamic, innovative, internationally competitive, research based seed industry.

The Indian Seed Congress 2011 is being convened on 22-23 February 2011 at Hyderabad, the ‘Seed Capital of India’. Encouraged by the success of the first modest effort, Indian Seed Congress 2011 is being organized at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) to be able to meet the expectations of all stakeholders for a bigger and better event. Hyderabad, the capital of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, is the main hub of seed producing and processing activity in the country, with most of the leading seed companies headquartered in and around the city, which also houses a large number of agriculture research and management institutes.

On February 12-13, 2010, the National Seed Association of India (NSAI) will host, along with other international players, its first ever Indian Seed Congress at Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, in the State of Karnataka. The Indian Seed Congress 2010 has been planned to bring together foreign and Indian companies, Government officials and representatives of the NSAI on a common platform and discuss, in a transparent and forthright manner, issues confronting the seed sector including new technological developments and participate in a richly rewarding trading opportunity. The Congress will consist of subject-specific seminars resulting in concrete recommendations and excellent trading facilities, where, not only the products will be exhibited, but an ambience conducive to finalization of deals would be created. The upshot of the deliberations in the seminars would be processed with the government agencies at home and abroad through appropriate channels. The participating companies from abroad will have a unique opportunity to get a first hand exposure to the diversity of Indian seed market, technologically superior seed quality and the inherent strength of the Indian seed industry. Enhanced trade in superior seeds would be the flavour of the Congress.

Field visits to the facilities in and around Bangalore have also been planned so that the participants can get fully acquainted with some of the companies. Indian Seed Congress 2010 is expected to attract 600 participants including business executives, academicians, scientists, government officials and all those involved in the global seed industry. Everyone is eagerly awaiting the next step of NSAI as it takes the Indian seed industry to global level. Save the date! A whole lot of surprises are waiting for you as NSAI launches its first Indian Seed Congress on Feb.12-13, 2010, in furtherance of its commitment to the production and trade of quality seeds with superior genetics.