April 2023 APSA Seed Insights Working Group of Integrated Vegetable Seed Companies (WIC)

In the April 2023 APSA Insights, we present two interviews. The first, conducted by APSA Technical Advisor Dr. Shivendra Bajaj, is with the Chair of APSA's Working Group of Integrated Vegetable Seed Companies (WIC) Takahiro Ando from Takii Seeds in Japan. Ando-san, who is also APSA Treasurer and OB Member) shares some of the activities and work of the WIC and its importance for the greater Asia-Pacific seed trade. 

The second interview, conducted by APSA Executive Director, Dr. Kanokwan Chodchoey, is with co-chair of WIC and president of the recently formed Seed Innovation and Protection Initiative (SIPI), Mr. Harry Singh, who discusses the new group's objectives, progress and plans for promoting IPR, and thus a healthy environment for investing in seed industry innovation in the Asia-Pacific region.