SeedNL enables powerful collaboration between relevant Dutch organisations and international partners to achieve urgent changes that contribute to SDG2 by 2030. SeedNL aims to strengthen the seed sector in developing countries, provide appropriate access to quality seeds for all farmers and increase productivity and farmer income. To contribute to Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, three parties established the SeedNL partnership: Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Plantum, the Dutch branch association for planting materials.

Impact of quality seeds on SDG2

Agricultural inputs, including seeds and propagation materials, play an important role in the transition to sustainable food systems, and towards achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Providing appropriate access to quality seeds for all farmers contributes to increased productivity and incomes. In addition, it contributes to improved access to sustainable, diverse and nutritious food patterns, and better chances for climate-smart agriculture.

Strengthening the seed sector

The Netherlands, as a world leader in seed and planting material development, can contribute to building an effective seed sector and brings together a unique network of Dutch Diamond actors from government, private sector, civil society organisations and research institutions.

Find out more about the SeedNL partnership on their website


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Babette Bodlaender
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