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Hygrotech SA (Pty) Ltd (Hygrotech), derives its name from Hybrid Growing Technologies, and was founded in South Africa in 1984, originating from a company named Roode Lyon. The company markets vegetable seed alongside a range of other agricultural products. In 2011, it launched FertAgChem, a division dedicated to the research and development of agricultural chemicals. Although it has sales in countries throughout Southern Africa, the company mainly focuses on its home market of South Africa.

Ranking position
#24 /32
Total score
13.7 /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 6.7 /20 #13

Seed production

#1 0.0 /15 #31

Marketing and sales

#1 7.0 /25 #15

Capacity building

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

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Tshwane, South Africa
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  • Title: Hygrotech
    Place: South Africa
    Description: Breeding station