An Annual ISF World Seed Congress was held on the 26-28th of June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil). It gathered 800 representatives from different countries of the world. In such an authoritative forum the national seed industry was represented by the delegation of the Ukrainian Seed Partnership Association and State Enterprise “State Seed Reserve Fund of Ukraine”.


On the 20th of June 2012 the First Research and Practical Conference on the Initial Stages of Seed Production “Effectiveness at the initial stages of seed production is a basis for the competitive seed industry” .
From 24th to 27th of May a mission was working on the monitoring of OECD Seed Schemes application in Ukraine. Authorized experts on the mission – Ira Matuschke and Gerry Hall met with representatives of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food in Ukraine and Ukrainian Seed Partnership Association, learn about work of the Ukrainian State Seed Inspection, Ukrainian Institute for Plant Variety Expertise, Mankivka Variety Testing Station and seed enterprise “Rise-Maksimko”.

 On April 19-20 in Kherson Region the Seminar of “Ukrainian Seed Partnership Association” was organized by regional representatives. During the Seminar its participants exchanged their views concerning the problems of seed industry development in Ukraine, improvement of the functioning of the Association and activization of regional representatives.



On the 21st of March working meeting was held with the representatives of GNIS (France's National Inter- Professional Association for Seeds and Plants) in Ukrainian Seed Partnership Association. French Delegation made a visit to our country in the framework of preparation to the audit of OECD representatives, that will take place in April of the current year.