FSII membership is by invitation only and includes 17 international and 23 domestic seed companies representing 56% of India's market share and 70% of research spending. IP creation and protection are core values. The organization structure includes a chairman, vice chairman, director general, board members, executive director, and eight technical committees -- covering rice, cotton, corn, vegetables, IPR, seed regulation, government affairs and biotech. A special interest group called Alliance for Agri Innovation (AAI) supports biotech outreach and research. FSII aims to build on its strong R&D-based membership to be the leading industry body, projecting a cross-industry IP strategy, partnering with government to create value, and aligning seed with end-user industries. FSII is a member of APAARI, APSA, ISF and CropLife Asia. FSII organizes regional workshops on issues such as variety protection, ABS harmonization, alignment of good practices, biotech food and feed and gene editing regulations.
The above information is based on a presentation given during APSA's annual National Seed Associations meeting, held on 27 November, 2019. For the latest information about FSII, visit their website directly.