Established in 2010, Seed
Central is an initiative of
the Seed Biotechnology Center at UC Davis
and SeedQuest, joined by a growing number of companies and organizations in
the global seed and food industry.
Seed Central's purpose is to energize the seed
industry cluster surrounding UC Davis.
UC Davis is
a world leader in seed, plant and agricultural
sciences. Some 100 seed and seed-related companies are
located near UC Davis and benefit greatly
from its proximity, but the influence of UC
Davis extends throughout the USA and far beyond.
Seed Central facilitates communication &
research collaboration between the seed
industry and UC Davis in order to bring
science to market faster.
article about Seed Central in CSA News,
official magazine for members of the
American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science
Society of America, and Soil Science Society
reinforce the collaboration between
university and industry in the region,
science to market faster to strengthen university and
research collaboration and IP
& technology transfer,
attract innovative companies
to the region,
get talented individuals to view UC Davis
as a great place for advanced degrees
the Seed Central region as a prime location for exciting careers,
strengthen for all participants the
benefits of operating within a dynamic and innovative
ensure that the region retains its
preeminence in the rapidly growing field of
competing seed and agbiotech hubs.
Attend the next Seed Central events......
2015 EVENTS SPONSORS
SPONSOR OF THE 2015 STUDENT
RESEARCH POSTERS COMPETITION
Thursday, September 10
Joint Seed Central
& Food Central FORUM
with featured speakers
Registration will open late August
4:30 - 6:00
6:00 - 7:00
MiCafeto Coffee Company
Josť Yoshiaki Kawashima was born in a
family which was a proprietor of a
coffee roasting operation in Japan.
After focusing his studies on coffee
agriculture in El Salvador. In 1981 Jose
started working for UCC Ueshima Coffee
Company, Ltd. in Japan, and during his
tenure with the company he became
involved in projects covering such
species as Jamaica Blue Mountain, Hawaii
Kona, and Sumatra Mandheling. He also
became involved in the protection and
preservation of Madagascar's Mascaro
coffee as well as in the development of
naturally low-caffeine coffee. In
addition he helped restore Bourbon and
Pointu coffees in the Reunion Island.
In 2007 he resigned from UCC after he
had become an Executive Operating
Officer and General Manager of
Agri-Research Division. In 2008 he
founded Mi Cafeto Co., Ltd.and assumed
He has written several books including
"Coffee Hunter: Rebirth of the
Lengendary Bourbon and Pointu,"
published by Heibonsha Ltd.
to be announced