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Turkish seed industrialists establish links with James Hutton Group

“Although Turkey and Scotland are quite different in terms of climate and agriculture, the underpinning science can address the challenges faced by farmers in both countries.

A delegation of the Sub Union of Seed Industrialists and Producers of Turkey (TSUAB) visited the James Hutton Institute and its commercial subsidiary James Hutton Limited. TSUAB is a professional organisation whose purpose is to represent and contribute to the development of the seed industry in Turkey.

The visit follows initial contacts established during Potatoes in Practice 2015 - where potential links were discussed regarding potatoes and cereal research - and is part of TSUAB’s development project of the seed sector in the Central Anatolian region of Turkey.

The delegation, comprised by representatives of TSUAB and affiliated Turkish seed industry organisations, was met by Dr Jonathan Snape, Commercial Director of James Hutton Limited. They also visited the Commonwealth Potato Collection and were briefed on the James Hutton Institute’s work on plant pathology, cereal genetics, potato genetics and sustainable production systems.

Dr Jonathan Snape commented: “As a result of this visit, several potential collaborations have been identified, and we are looking forward to establishing strong links with Turkish companies.

“Although Turkey and Scotland are quite different in terms of climate and agriculture, the underpinning science can address the challenges faced by farmers in both countries.”

TSUAB also works on encouraging research and development activities in Turkey, increasing the technical and commercial co-operation with the international seed industry. 655 member companies of TSUAB conduct plant breeding operations, striving to create a fair environment in the seed market and protect the rights of Turkish plant breeders in the country and abroad.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.