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Niels Louwaars – Seed World Columnist

Niels Louwaars is the Managing Director at Plantum and writes the Seed World column Since You Asked. His column does not necessarily reflect the views of all Plantum members.
The International Seed Federation (ISF) was formed in 2002 following the merger of International Association...
Based on the IP-positions of Euroseeds and ISF, World Seed Europe clearly and eloquently explained...
A centennial anniversary urges us to look at the future of ISF. Knowing where we...

Part 2: 2000-2024 and beyond Read Part 1 here WHY IT MATTERS: The International Seed...

Part 1: 1924-2000 WHY IT MATTERS: The International Seed Federation (ISF) celebrates 100 years of...

Policy making is equal to making choices among goals and interests and often between short...

The word ‘natural’ has a positive sound in consumers’ ears, especially when it refers to...

Climate change is threatening global food security, but why are European skies still blue? Learn...
Private breeding can help feed the world! Learn how this myth is being debunked and...
Learn about the people and organizations driving sustainability in Europe. Discover the initiatives and strategies...
Free seeds are a growing problem in Europe. Learn how to identify and avoid them...
Puritans and Blenders: Learn about the history of the two religious groups and how they...
Learn how village policies affect our everyday lives and how to make sure they are...
Have we done enough to make environmental protection a legal obligation? This article examines the...
Sustainable seed systems are essential for food security and nutrition. Learn how UNFSS is working...
Bio Reaganomics has been a controversial economic policy for decades. This article examines when it...
We explore the importance of modern agriculture and the role of farmers in protecting our...
COVID-19 has changed the world in many ways. This article explores how it has been...
Humans are the main cause of biodiversity loss, but are we the bad guys? This...
NGOs in Europe face difficult decisions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how...
Learn why biotechnology communication is so challenging and how to overcome it. Get tips on...
Plant breeding is a common practice, but how safe is it? Learn about the risks...
Open source seed is a revolutionary concept that could revolutionize the way we produce food....
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