The world faces an unprecedented crisis with COVID-19. While the pandemic has put many countries under lockdown and brought normal activities to a halt, those in the seed sector belong to the category of essential services and continue their work to sustain the delivery of seed to farmers.


Current outbreaks of COVID-19 and the international movement of seeds (6 July 2020)

AMSAC (Mexican Seed Association) response to COVID-19 – Executive Summary (8 June 2020)

ISF VIDEO SERIES: Global movement of seed under the COVID-19 pandemic (from 28 April 2020)

Contribution by FSII members towards COVID19 relief measures (23 April 2020)

ISF Response to the Call to Action by the Food and Land Use Coalition (16 April 2020)

Video Q&A with Szabolcs Ruthner and Rose Souza Richards: Part 1 (16 April 2020)

Video Q&A with Szabolcs Ruthner and Rose Souza Richards: Part 2 (17 April 2020)

Joint letter from ISTA and ISF on the extension of accreditation certificates for seed health testing laboratories (8 April 2020)

Safeguarding the food chain: seed movement and food security during the COVID-19 crisis (An update from ISF, 7 April 2020)

International Seed Movement under the COVID-19 Crisis (A social media wrap-up, 2 April 2020)

The Continued Movement of Seed is Imperative for Seed Companies and Farmers (Part 2 of podcast with SeedWorld, 1 April 2020)

“It’s not business as usual”: Michael Keller on the state of ISF during the COVID-19 crisis (Part 1 of podcast with SeedWorld, 30 March 2020)

ISF calls on members to provide information on seed movement issues under the COVID-19 crisis (23 March 2020)

ISF Statement on Movement of Seed under the COVID-19 crisis (17 March 2020)


World Farmers Organisation (WFO) Statement on COVID-19 (by WFO President Theo de Jager, 9 April 2020)