On 4-5 November 2021, FAO organised the "Global conference on green
development of seed industries".
The virtual event provided a neutral forum for FAO Members, partners,
industry and opinion leaders, and other stakeholders to engage in
focused dialogues on how best to make quality seeds of preferred
productive, nutritious and resilient crop varieties available to
farmers. The conference included a plenary session with keynote
addresses, a high-level ministerial segment and eight parallel sessions,
with two sessions dedicated to each of the following four themes:
advanced technologies, conservation of plant genetic resources for food
and agriculture, crop varietal development and adoption, and seed
systems. For the theme of advanced technologies, the parallel sessions
focused on 'Modern plant breeding technologies' and 'Emerging
biotechnologies and informatics technologies'.
All information about the conference, including the programme, FAQs and
webcasts of all the sessions, is available at
for further information.