Access to Seeds Index mention
In the special booklet issued for the World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony, the Access to Seeds Index was mentioned in a 8-page biography of the 2019 laureate Simon Groot.
Over the last four decades, Groot has expanded East-West Seed across Asia, into Africa and now into Central America as well, all the while keeping smallholder farmers’ interests at the center of the business. The Access to Seeds Index ranks East-West Seed first among vegetable crop seed companies on its efforts to make quality seeds accessible to smallholders. In 2017, East-West Seed sold 24 million value packs for $1 each, which contain a small amount of high-quality seed that is perfect for smallholders to plant small plots with vegetables.
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