The availability and safety of food is a priority, especially during these challenging times. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 the seed sector has been working with governments to facilitate the international movement of seed under the COVID-19 crisis and to avoid restrictive measures that would disrupt the agriculture supply chain. In many countries where measures were taken, the food and agriculture sector including seeds was classified as “essential business/critical infrastructure” to allow the continued movement of goods, and to enable its employees to continue their work. This ensured the availability of seed for the upcoming planting seasons.
Incotec’s seed technology facilities all over the world have continued serving our customers with the exception of a few weeks in a number of countries following national lockdowns. For the production sites, this means that we have been, and still are, working according to strict corona protocols. Often work is being done in shifts to allow for more distance and limit the number of contacts as much as possible. It goes without saying that we follow local guidelines all over the world and, where necessary, we have implemented additional measures in the interest of the health of our employees, while at the same time safeguarding the continuity of the business.