Seed Certification

Embarking upon the fertile realms of agricultural evolution, the seed program emerges as a pivotal force in the agrarian narrative.

Its success hinges on the precise orchestration of abundant, high-quality seeds, delivered promptly and affordably to the right place at the right time. A seed's quality, defined by its germination rate, vigor, genetic and physical purity, and freedom from diseases and insect damage, forms the bedrock of this triumph. To safeguard this, the legal framework of seed certification comes into play—a system meticulously designed for the quality control of seed multiplication and production.
Farming with certified seeds complexities of seed supply chain
Farming with certified seeds indoors

Only varieties notified under Section-5 of the Seeds Act, 1966 earn the coveted eligibility for certification.

The journey from breeder seed to certified seed involves rigorous adherence to protocols. Breeder seeds, under the direct control of the originating or sponsoring plant breeder, pave the way for foundation seeds. The latter, the offspring of breeder seeds, must conform to certification standards. Certified seeds, in turn, derive from foundation seeds, ensuring the maintenance of genetic identity and purity.

Certified seeds may also stem from certified ones, yet not exceeding three generations beyond foundation seed stage-I. This exception arises in cases of genuine shortages despite earnest efforts by the seed producer. However, seeds produced under this circumstance are ineligible for further multiplication under certification, a fact clearly marked on their certification tags.

Phases of Seed Certification

The intricate ballet of seed certification unfolds in six phases, each a crucial step towards ensuring the sanctity of the seed supply chain.

Verification of Seed Source

A meticulous examination of the seed source lays the foundation for further multiplication, involving scrutiny of breeder’s certificates, labels, seed certification tags, and purchase records.

Receipt and Scrutiny of Application (FORM-1)

The initiation of the seed certification process commences with Form-1, a document bridging the gap between the seed producer and the Certification Agency. It captures essential details like the location of the seed plot and the date of sowing.

Inspection of the Seed Crop in the Field

Field inspections are the frontline defense against genetic and physical contamination. It involves verifying approved seed sources, proper isolation distances, adherence to planting ratios, and roguing to eliminate undesirable elements.

Supervision During Seed Processing and Packing

The seed’s journey continues under vigilant supervision during processing and packing, ensuring the preservation of its certified quality.

Seed Sampling and Analysis

The seeds undergo meticulous sampling and analysis, including genetic purity tests and seed health tests, if required.

Grant of Certificate (FORM II), Issue of Certification Tags, Bagging, Tagging, and Sealing

The final phase culminates in the issuance of the coveted certificate (FORM II) and the accompanying certification tags, marking the seeds ready for distribution and cultivation.

Integration with Supply Chain Challenges and Brand Protection

As we delve into the complexities of the seed supply chain, challenges inevitably surface. Managing this intricate web requires a robust supply chain management system, ensuring seamless transitions from seed production to end-user cultivation. Challenges in supply chain logistics demand innovative solutions, and this is where Acviss emerges as a stalwart defender.

At Acviss, our expertise extends beyond the traditional realms of seed certification. We specialize in fortifying the entire supply chain, tackling challenges head-on. Our comprehensive supply chain management solutions address the complexities of logistics, ensuring the swift and secure movement of seeds from production centers to farmers.
Supply chain track and trace for seed certification

Track and Trace:
A Beacon in Supply Chain Integrity

In the intricate dance of supply chain management, the ability to track and trace each product becomes a game-changer. Acviss, with its cutting-edge track and trace solutions, introduces a level of transparency that transcends conventional norms. Each seed, encoded with precision, becomes a data point in the journey from origin to cultivation.

Our track and trace solution not only assures the authenticity of seeds but also empowers end-users with the ability to verify the product's legitimacy. In a landscape fraught with challenges, this technology becomes a beacon, guiding stakeholders through the intricacies of the supply chain.

Acviss: The Omni-Channel Guardian

Beyond encoding seeds for traceability, Acviss operates seamlessly across multiple channels. Our omni-channel approach eradicates fraud in all its forms. Whether it's combating fake product listings, eliminating brand impersonation, or dismantling deceptive websites, Acviss is the vigilant guardian of brand integrity.
Acviss brand protection and supply chain security