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March 7, 2024

Interview with Mary Sue Rogers, a member of the Supervisory Board at East-West Seed since 2016, on leadership and women in the workplace

December 4, 2023

How going against the grain forged an industry-leading career - If Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique was more swayed by first impressions, Western Australia would almost certainly not be home to one of the world’s leading agricultural scientists

August 23, 2023

Unearthing treasures of agriculture: Jonathan Kressin's journey as pre-breeder at East-West Seed

March 30, 2023

The remarkable journey of Douwe Zijp as CEO of East-West Seed

March 28, 2022

Temasek is said to push for removal of Bayer CEO Baumann (Bloomberg)

March 11, 2022

Being the change you wanted to see as a young girl - Agricultural scientist Madhulika Singh shares her experience as the first woman in STEM in her family and in her society in Bihar, India.

March 8, 2022

Chia Tai celebrates International Women’s Day highlighting a story of a talented female breeder, an unseen force for food security

November 22, 2021

Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA) recognizes 2021’s five ‘most influential’ seed scientists in Asia-Pacific

November 19, 2021

Barley breeder Dr Hannah Robinson shares her inspiring AgVenture this National Ag Day (Queensland Country Life)

November 11, 2021

An interview of Rudi Appels, Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne and Research Fellow at AgriBio (Latrobe University), by Stephen Baenziger

June 2, 2021

Yuan Longping, el «padre del arroz híbrido» que acabó con el hambre en China

May 26, 2021

Tributes flow as crowds bid farewell to Yuan Longping, 'Father of Hybrid Rice' (Global Times)

May 24, 2021

“Father of Hybrid Rice” Yuan Longping’s Legacy: An agricultural innovation that helps feed the world

March 1, 2021

These women scientists at Corteva Agriscience are breaking gender stereotypes in the agri sector (YourStory)

August 18, 2020

Yuan Longping, the man who feeds China (SupChina)

April 14, 2020

Hari Upadhyaya: The fearless breeder in the genebank, recipient of the inaugural Crop Trust Legacy Award

March 9, 2020

To celebrate International Women’s Day the International Seed Federation focuses on the longest serving member of the ISF Secretariat, a woman by the name of Dr Radha Ranganathan

October 17, 2019

The man who fed the world - BBC radio show Witness History focuses on the life and work of Norman Borlaug

October 16, 2019

2019 World Food Prize recognizes the impact of bringing improved seeds to Africa, Asia and Latin America - The work of laureate Simon N. Groot has helped smallholder farmers to enhance vegetable production and has improved the diets of millions

August 1, 2019

The pioneering female botanist who sweetened a nation and saved a valley - One of India’s finest plant scientists, Janaki Ammal spurred her country to protect its rich tropical diversity (Smithsonian)

June 6, 2019

Yuan Longping : le « père du riz hybride » (Centre d'Informations Internet de Chine)

May 25, 2018

Australia - Next gen researchers: Investing in the future

November 29, 2017

Women in Triticum Award winner Naeela Qureshi, PhD Candidate, University of Sydney

July 9, 2017

Harry Stine sows trade with China (Chinadaily)

June 14, 2017

US seed tycoon Harry Stine feels close bond with China (China Daily)

May 31, 2017

Taking five with Prof. Justin Borevitz, leader of the Canberra ANU node of the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility

February 19, 2017

International Seed Testing Association presents: Fresh in the Field - New generation of seed scientists is enthusiastic, eager to learn and talented

July 20, 2016

International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) presents:  Fresh In The Field, a column dedicated to the new generation of seed scientists

June 30, 2016

Interview with Rick Jones, who heads up Seminis’ global onion breeding program

March 27, 2016

The tycoon who is offering $43 billion for Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta keeps a low profile but is China's most aggressive dealmaker (AP / The Republic)


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