Covid-19 exposed the vulnerability of our global food system. Overnight, many people were no longer able to feed themselves with sufficient, high-quality food. A consequence of the pandemic that shows the outstanding role of agriculture and especially smallholder farmers. Against this backdrop, SWISSAID organized a webinar on the strategic importance of seeds in July 2020. Journalist Andrea Kucera moderated the panel. Experts from SWISSAID in Colombia and ProSpecieRara in Switzerland discussed the importance of local, organic products and local supply chains. The event was free to participants and simultaneously translated into German and Spanish. 120 people attended the event.