First the Seed Foundation (FTSF) is a not-for-profit organization was established to inform today’s consumers and tomorrow’s workforce about the importance of the seed industry. Our Goals are to attract the best and brightest minds to agricultural fields of study. To teach students, communities, and consumers in the U.S. and abroad about the impact that seed-derived products have on their daily lives. To increase awareness among American consumers and students of the science that the seed industry is evolving, and that changing needs in agricultural education programs in plant breeding, genetics and seed science must be met if we are to keep pace with new global.
The Seed Science Foundation (SSF) is the proactive and integrated source of seed and plant science expertise for the U.S. seed industry. This source of expertise is critical to the evolution of the U.S. seed industry as it participates on the global stage. The SSF mission is to address seed and plant science challenges as well as to encourage plant breeding education and seed research in support of the ever-changing needs of the global seed industry. It will pursue funding for public research programs in basic seed science and explore opportunities for public and private research organizations to further their knowledge of “how seeds work the way they do.”
The Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance was created to provide a unified and consistent voice for education and best practices around intellectual property protection and its value to our society. SIPA works to realize its mission by promoting and encouraging the high standard of business ethics among its members and the seed industry and is guided by a Code of Conduct. SIPA encourages its members as well as the agriculture community to honor all obligations and contracts between seed companies, suppliers, and customers involving the use and protection of intellectual property. Such obligations and contracts include licensing agreements and agreements governing confidentiality and trade secrets as well as honoring all valid obligations and contracts involving the production, marketing, distribution, or sale of seed. SIPA committed to best practices related to the identification, promotion, and protection of seed innovation. Check out their newest video.
SAA is an organization that fully represents the interests of the Seed Industry within the Americas. Members are countries from South, Central and North America, repre-sented trough their national seed associa-tions and seed companies. The main purposes of the SAA, are to edu-cate and support development, marketing and free movement of the seed within the Americas; and to advocate seed industry legislation and regulation issues as to en-sure plant property rights.