ISMA is a not-for-profit corporation and scientific organization founded in 2017 facilitating the generation and exchange of information to improve seed morphology knowledge and foster the application of accurate seed identification. The application of seed identification is used in commodity’s labelling and grading such as seeds, grains, herbs, spices, food ingredients, and the early detection of noxious weeds or invasive plants.
ISMA is to promote scientific research, innovation and collaboration in seed identification among government, industry and academia. ISMA’s partner is a not-for-profit organization, such as an association, government institute and university, sharing the same vision and having the same goals for collaboration.
Areas of collaboration:
The development of resources and tools for the assistance of seed identification.
The development of research or study calls for common needs in technical support and training in seed identification.
- Prioritizing a partner’s needs for projects under ISMA’s scope
- Promoting the partnership by posting partner’s logo and its website on ISMA website.
- Posting partner’s calls or project proposals related to ISMA’s scope
- Posting of related job openings on ISMA website
Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the Government of Canada
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Government of Canada
U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Government of the United State
Association of Official Seed Analysts (AOSA), an organization of member laboratories dedicated to education and research including state, federal, and university laboratories from the United States and Canada.
Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST), an organization of professional seed technologists dedicated to research, proficiency and improvement in seed testing from private and company laboratories across the United States.