In light of recent developments on the rapid spread of COVID-19 in many countries, the International Seed Federation has made the decision to postpone the ISF World Seed Congress 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. No ISF World Seed Congress will take place this year.
The next ISF World Seed Congress will be held in 2021 in Barcelona, Spain, ISF said in a statement.
“Amid this unprecedented situation, the commitment of ISF and the seed world to Africa in providing quality seed and increasing our engagement in the continent remains the same. Therefore, after agreement with partners, service providers and the National Organising Committee, we have decided to go back to Cape Town for the ISF World Seed Congress 2022 (16-18 May 2022),” ISF said.
“To make this happen, our colleagues from Mexico agreed to be host of the ISF World Seed Congress 2025, instead of 2022. We thank both South Africa and Mexico for their outstanding support in making this transition during these extraordinary times and for the solidarity between continents. To approve these changes and to continue the governance and operations of ISF, a virtual General Assembly will take place in June 2020.”
For the full statement visit: http://congress.worldseed.org/2020/wp-content/uploads/20200320_UPDATE_Covid_ISF_WSC_South_Africa_final_mk.pdf