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Capstone Seeds

Capstone Seeds S.A. (Capstone Seeds) is based in South Africa, where it has been operating for over 20 years. The company markets various field crop alongside pasture and forage seed. Its seed, which is produced in Africa, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand, is distributed in over 30 countries worldwide. In Eastern and Southern Africa, smallholder farmers, as defined by the company, constitute Capstone Seeds' main clientele in all markets, outside of its home country.

Ranking position
#28 /32
Total score
8.2 /100
Measurement area Score Rank (0-32)

Governance and strategy

#1 0.0 /10 #23

Genetic resources and intellectual property management

#1 0.0 /15 #21

Research and development

#1 3.3 /20 #23

Seed production

#1 0.9 /15 #28

Marketing and sales

#1 3.9 /25 #22

Capacity building

#1 0.0 /15 #26
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  1. 2016
  2. 2019

More about the company

Howick, South Africa
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  • Title: Capstone Seeds
    Place: South Africa
    Description: Breeding station