Price of Being a Breeder Organization. Hamdi Çiftçiler MAY Seed / Deputy Chairman of Board of Management. As MAY Seed we have been investing in plant breeding since 1996. As of 2013 we have 31 permanent personnel in our R&D Department .
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MAY Seed / Deputy Chairman of Board of Management
beeninvesting in plant
breeding since 1996
our R&D Department.
4 of themhavegotdoctoratedegree,
5 of themgotgraduatedegree,
15 of themundergraduatedegree
and as of year 2013 we spend about 6 million TL for “Conventional and Molecular Breeding”.
Inthe EU, Balkans, BlackSea, Middle East, CentralAsiaandAfricanCountrieswhichwehaveidentified as targetgeography, wehavemorethan 160 varietiesregistered
and/or taken under protection or within continuing
within a systemandpropertyconcept of innovations
We are grateful to the supports like TÜBİTAK, R&D tax exemptions provided by our state for the activities of R&D/BREEDING centered in our country
Werequestthatthesesupportsaredevelopedas to be moreprivilegedandincludethegrantthrougheffectiveinspection of realbreedingorganizations
Wewouldliketoemphasizeoncemoretheimportance of interpretingprivatedomesticbreedingorganizations as a subunit of TAGEM andplacingthem in a privilegedposition.
But in meanwhile it is a costlyprocesswhichrequiressignificantfinancialresourceandcommittment.
Undertoday’s global competitionconditions it is veryimportanttoestablish a sustainableinstitutionalstructure.
Wearefollowingwithsensitivitytheissue of obeyingtoallexemptionsandconditions in UPOV 1991 conventiontowhichourcountry is also a party.
Wecloselyfollowdiscussions of ISF on “Idea of IndustrialProperty”, evaluations of industrialproperty /patent persistingwithinthescope of “SeedTechnology in theWorld” anddebates on thisissuebetweenEuropeandthe USA andweperformdetailedstudies on appropriatepositioninganddevelopingpolicies in linewithourinterests.
Protectionandregistering of emerginglinesandhybrids in themostaccurateway in domestic/foreignmarketswhichwesee as a target market,
Interpretingcommonvarietydevelopmentactivities in thecountryand in abroadalsowithinthescope of industrialpropertyconcept,
MAY Seed/ DeputyChairman of Board of Management