Newsletter: December 2023

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December 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to APSA’s December 2023 Newsletter!  


Wishing You a Prosperous and Joyous New Year!

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As 2023 draws to a close, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to all of our members, stakeholders, friends, and family of the Asia Pacific Seed Alliance (APSA). Your unwavering cooperation and support have been instrumental in making this year a resounding success. Stay tuned for our comprehensive year-end review and summary report, reflecting the milestones achieved through our collective efforts.

As we stand on the brink of 2024, a year filled with promise and shared aspirations, we want to express our gratitude for your continued involvement and dedication.

In the tapestry of our diverse cultures and traditions, we find strength in our differences and harmony in our shared experiences. This year, we're inspired by the vibrant spirit of unity, compassion, and connection that binds us together.

Embracing the symbolism of the Year of the Dragon, may our collective wisdom foster understanding, empathy, and resilience. Let's nurture bonds, cultivate understanding, and celebrate the richness of our multicultural landscape.

In 2024, the world celebrates the International Year of various essential elements in our industry, symbolizing their importance and contributions. These include:

*Yarrow Achillea

* Squash

* Sunflowers

* African Violet

* Hosta

* Salad

Additionally, it marks the Year of the Family—for which we consider you an integral part of APSA's extended family.
We value your presence and partnership, and together, we look forward to a year illuminated by prosperity, harmony, and the joy of togetherness.

Wishing you and your loved ones a year brimming with success, peace, and boundless possibilities. Thank you for being an invaluable part of the APSA community. We eagerly anticipate the journey ahead, standing alongside you as we navigate the opportunities of 2024 and beyond.

The APSA Secretariat 

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Asian Seed magazine Vol. 29 No.4 (Quarter 4, October - December 2023)

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Volume 29, Issue four of Asian Seed & Planting Material is our annual Congress edition; therefore the content is richly themed around the 2023 Asian Seed Congress hosts, New Zealand. Starting with an address from APSA President Dr. Manish Patel, who reiterates the importance of enabling seed business and trade, a special international news section from Seed World and a round-up of seed industry news from earlier in the year; the issue features a comprehensive vegetable seed trade report covering the export and import of vegetable seeds to and from Asia-Pacific countries. It also features an overview of seed trade for the ASC hosts New Zealand, covering the trade of various types of vegetable, forage and field crop seeds. There is an exclusive interview with the president of the New Zealand Grain and Seed Trade Association president Mrs Charlotte Connoley about her countries challenges and opportunities, which is also addressed from the government sector’s Ministry for Primary Industries. 

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