The Seed of the Technology: ISTA conference generates interest in concerns of the drylands

Discussions at the recently concluded congress of the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) reflected the seed community’s focus on seed production in a changing environment, the association’s Secretary-General Dr Andreas Wais said.

“The attendance we had at the congress this time has never been experienced before. More than 500 people joined the conference and were very interested in all the topics presented. Especially, the areas of climate change and changing environment were very important,” Dr Wais said of the congress during a visit of the ISTA delegation to ICRISAT. The congress was held in Hyderabad, India.