Seed@Bel: merging the Belgian seed associations
Seed@Bel was baptized in April 2019. This Belgian association is the fruit of a super cross between two parents with a long tradition and an excellent reputation in the Belgian seed sector.
The father, ASSINSEL, represented the plant breeders. The mother, SEMZABEL, represented the seed traders.
Kristiaan Van Laecke, Head of the Plant Sciences Unit of Flanders Research Institute for ,Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) andnSecretary-General of the new association,
shares his views on Belgian agriculture, the Belgian seed business and what this merger means for the future of the Belgian seed trade.