Seed Association of Ukraine (SAU) and the companies-members of the association participated in the specialized workshop "Diagnostics of problems of corn". The event was held July 13, 2017 in Kyiv and was organized by the French National Federation of Seed Maize and Seed Sorghum Production (FNPSMS).
IV International Forum on Intellectual Property, IPF-2017, was held in Kyiv on June 7. In the course of the second session of the event, titled "Intellectual property as a business asset", the issue of the legal regulation of plant varieties as objects of intellectual property was brought into attention.
Seed Association of Ukraine welcomes its new members - companies AIC MAIS, VLADAM YUG, and DANUBE AGRO. The decision to take into consideration their applications and to approve them as associate members of the industrial association were introduced at the regular Board Meeting of the association, which took place in Kiev, on June 1st, 2017. Based on its results, the Board members unanimously voted for the companies’ joining Seed Association of Ukraine.
ESA (European Seed Association) welcomes the initiative of the Commission to launch a public consultation on the future of the CAP. The agri-food chain starts with seeds. Plant breeding and seed companies are integral to farming, delivering much needed innovation. We share responsibility with farmers, processors and others to provide food security and deliver innovation and diversity in food, feed and energy production whilst protecting our environment, improving the sustainability of our agri-food chain.
Seed Association of Ukraine will take part in work of the IV International Forum on Intellectual Property, which will be held in Kiev on 7 June. The event will bring together government officials, judges, leading lawyers who work in IP sphere, as well as other industry representatives. This event will be a professional platform for discussing industry problems and finding solutions.
ІІ International Forum on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy “Counterfeiting and Piracy as threats to national security and economy” to be held in Kyiv on April 19 and 20, 2017. A special section of the event will be devoted to these issues in the field of seed production – Round table 4 “Security of The Future: Crops Protection Means and Plant Varieties (Seeds and Plants)”
Seed Association of Ukraine wishes you Happy Easter!
Ukraine has yet to achieve recognition of seed certification system equivalent to EU requirements in order to export seed of its own production to the EU countries and to get full access to the international markets. Thus, in 2011, Ukraine requested the European Commission representatives to perform audit. This inspection, which covered cereal crops: oats, barley, rice, rye, wheat, triticale, as well as corn and sorghum, was conducted by the EU Commission's Directorate General DG Sante in the period from 26th of May to 4th of June, 2015.
Kyiv, Ukraine, March 15, 2017 – Today Seed Association of Ukraine held a meeting on the implementation of the system of collection of royalties on the seed market. The event was attended by the companies-members of the association, representing its working group on royalties; Nicolas Perrin, Advisor on agricultural matters for the Embassy of France in Ukraine; Oleksii Soloviov, Ph.D., attorney-at-law, legal firm Jeantet Ukraine, and Marc Lecrivain, representative of French specialized organization Sicasov, involved in collection and payment of royalties.
The Board Meeting of Seed Association of Ukraine took place in Kyiv today, January 27, 2017. This event was visited by the honorary guest, Michael Keller, Secretary General of the International Seed Federation. Head of the ISF delivered a report on the activities of the federation, collaboration with Seed Association of Ukraine and urgent issues of the international seed industry.
International Seed Federation is a voice of more than fifty national associations and at represents the interests of over 7,500 companies.