This measurement area evaluates how seed companies invest in local capacity building either directly or through partnerships to ensure that farmers have the right knowledge and tools to realise the full potential of quality seeds of improved varieties.

Ranking overview

32 companies

Total score out of 100 Governance and strategy out of 10 Genetic resources and intellectual property management out of 15 Research and development out of 20 Seed production out of 15 Marketing and sales out of 25 Capacity building out of 15
1 Agriscope Africa (East African Seed)
Total score 66.6 / 100
Capacity building 15.0 / 15
Governance and strategy 6.7 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 6.3 / 15
Research and development 14.2 / 20
Seed production 11.3 / 15
Marketing and sales 13.3 / 25
Capacity building 15.0 / 15
2 Advanta
Total score 62.0 / 100
Capacity building 12.8 / 15
Governance and strategy 6.7 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 9.4 / 15
Research and development 11.7 / 20
Seed production 7.5 / 15
Marketing and sales 14.1 / 25
Capacity building 12.8 / 15
3 Seed Co
Total score 55.6 / 100
Capacity building 12.0 / 15
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 5.6 / 15
Research and development 14.2 / 20
Seed production 10.3 / 15
Marketing and sales 10.2 / 25
Capacity building 12.0 / 15
4 Bayer
Total score 69.9 / 100
Capacity building 11.3 / 15
Governance and strategy 7.5 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 8.8 / 15
Research and development 13.3 / 20
Seed production 10.3 / 15
Marketing and sales 18.8 / 25
Capacity building 11.3 / 15
- Rijk Zwaan
Total score 58.6 / 100
Capacity building 11.3 / 15
Governance and strategy 4.2 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 10.6 / 15
Research and development 11.7 / 20
Seed production 8.4 / 15
Marketing and sales 12.5 / 25
Capacity building 11.3 / 15
6 East-West Seed
Total score 64.3 / 100
Capacity building 9.0 / 15
Governance and strategy 8.3 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 8.1 / 15
Research and development 16.7 / 20
Seed production 6.6 / 15
Marketing and sales 15.6 / 25
Capacity building 9.0 / 15
- FICA Seeds
Total score 42.0 / 100
Capacity building 9.0 / 15
Governance and strategy 2.5 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 6.3 / 15
Research and development 5.0 / 20
Seed production 7.5 / 15
Marketing and sales 11.7 / 25
Capacity building 9.0 / 15
- Novalliance Group
Total score 48.1 / 100
Capacity building 9.0 / 15
Governance and strategy 1.7 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 3.1 / 15
Research and development 13.3 / 20
Seed production 8.4 / 15
Marketing and sales 12.5 / 25
Capacity building 9.0 / 15
9 Sakata
Total score 37.6 / 100
Capacity building 8.3 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 1.9 / 15
Research and development 9.2 / 20
Seed production 6.6 / 15
Marketing and sales 11.7 / 25
Capacity building 8.3 / 15
10 Syngenta Group
Total score 58.8 / 100
Capacity building 6.0 / 15
Governance and strategy 5.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 11.3 / 15
Research and development 12.5 / 20
Seed production 8.4 / 15
Marketing and sales 15.6 / 25
Capacity building 6.0 / 15
11 Corteva Agriscience
Total score 38.6 / 100
Capacity building 3.8 / 15
Governance and strategy 4.2 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 5.0 / 15
Research and development 6.7 / 20
Seed production 6.6 / 15
Marketing and sales 12.5 / 25
Capacity building 3.8 / 15
- Demeter Seed
Total score 16.5 / 100
Capacity building 3.8 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 2.5 / 20
Seed production 4.7 / 15
Marketing and sales 4.7 / 25
Capacity building 3.8 / 15
- Starke Ayres
Total score 19.1 / 100
Capacity building 3.8 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 1.3 / 15
Research and development 5.8 / 20
Seed production 2.8 / 15
Marketing and sales 5.5 / 25
Capacity building 3.8 / 15
- Victoria Seeds
Total score 32.4 / 100
Capacity building 3.8 / 15
Governance and strategy 5.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 3.1 / 15
Research and development 2.5 / 20
Seed production 4.7 / 15
Marketing and sales 12.5 / 25
Capacity building 3.8 / 15
15 BASF
Total score 31.0 / 100
Capacity building 3.0 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 4.4 / 15
Research and development 5.8 / 20
Seed production 8.4 / 15
Marketing and sales 9.4 / 25
Capacity building 3.0 / 15
16 Bejo
Total score 20.2 / 100
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 6.3 / 15
Research and development 4.2 / 20
Seed production 2.8 / 15
Marketing and sales 4.7 / 25
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
- Darusalam Seed Company
Total score 9.3 / 100
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
Governance and strategy 2.5 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Seed production 3.8 / 15
Marketing and sales 0.8 / 25
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
- Kenya Highland Seed
Total score 23.4 / 100
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
Governance and strategy 2.5 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 2.5 / 15
Research and development 1.7 / 20
Seed production 2.8 / 15
Marketing and sales 11.7 / 25
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
- Kenya Seed Company
Total score 12.9 / 100
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 5.0 / 20
Seed production 0.9 / 15
Marketing and sales 3.9 / 25
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
- Limagrain
Total score 35.1 / 100
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 6.9 / 15
Research and development 10.0 / 20
Seed production 5.6 / 15
Marketing and sales 7.0 / 25
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
- Stewards Globe
Total score 15.7 / 100
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
Governance and strategy 1.7 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 5.8 / 20
Seed production 2.8 / 15
Marketing and sales 3.1 / 25
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
- Takii
Total score 23.2 / 100
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 2.5 / 15
Research and development 8.3 / 20
Seed production 4.7 / 15
Marketing and sales 5.5 / 25
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
23 Enza Zaden
Total score 20.7 / 100
Capacity building 1.5 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 3.1 / 15
Research and development 6.7 / 20
Seed production 4.7 / 15
Marketing and sales 3.9 / 25
Capacity building 1.5 / 15
- Klien Karoo Africa
Total score 15.9 / 100
Capacity building 1.5 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 4.2 / 20
Seed production 4.7 / 15
Marketing and sales 4.7 / 25
Capacity building 1.5 / 15
- Mukushi Seeds
Total score 15.7 / 100
Capacity building 1.5 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 8.3 / 20
Seed production 1.9 / 15
Marketing and sales 3.1 / 25
Capacity building 1.5 / 15
26 Capstone Seeds
Total score 8.2 / 100
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 3.3 / 20
Seed production 0.9 / 15
Marketing and sales 3.9 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- EABC
Total score 3.3 / 100
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Seed production 0.9 / 15
Marketing and sales 2.3 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- Equator Seeds
Total score 3.5 / 100
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Seed production 1.9 / 15
Marketing and sales 0.8 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- Hygrotech
Total score 13.7 / 100
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 6.7 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 7.0 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- KWS
Total score 8.2 / 100
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 5.0 / 15
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 2.3 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- NASECO
Total score 8.3 / 100
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 3.3 / 20
Seed production 1.9 / 15
Marketing and sales 3.1 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- Zamseed
Total score 3.4 / 100
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Seed production 1.9 / 15
Marketing and sales 1.6 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15