This measurement area evaluates how companies support the conservation of genetic resources and share the benefits resulting from their use of publicly available genetic material. This area also evaluates company activities relating to patents and provision of access to their products in countries where regulations are still under development.

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 Syngenta Group
Total score 58.8 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 11.3 / 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
2 Rijk Zwaan
Total score 58.6 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 10.6 / 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
3 Advanta
Total score 62.0 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 9.4 / 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
4 Bayer
Total score 69.9 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 8.8 / 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
5 East-West Seed
Total score 64.3 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 8.1 / 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
6 Limagrain
Total score 35.1 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 6.9 / 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
7 Agriscope Africa (East African Seed)
Total score 66.6 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 6.3 / 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
- Bejo
Total score 20.2 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 6.3 / 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
- FICA Seeds
Total score 42.0 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 6.3 / 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
10 Seed Co
Total score 55.6 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 5.6 / 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
11 Corteva Agriscience
Total score 38.6 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 5.0 / 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
- KWS
Total score 8.2 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 5.0 / 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
13 BASF
Total score 31.0 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 4.4 / 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
14 Enza Zaden
Total score 20.7 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 3.1 / 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
- Novalliance Group
Total score 48.1 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 3.1 / 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
- Victoria Seeds
Total score 32.4 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 3.1 / 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
17 Kenya Highland Seed
Total score 23.4 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 2.5 / 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
- Takii
Total score 23.2 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 2.5 / 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
19 Sakata
Total score 37.6 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 1.9 / 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
20 Starke Ayres
Total score 19.1 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 1.3 / 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
21 Capstone Seeds
Total score 8.2 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 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
- Darusalam Seed Company
Total score 9.3 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 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
- Demeter Seed
Total score 16.5 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 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
- EABC
Total score 3.3 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 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
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 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
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 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
- Kenya Seed Company
Total score 12.9 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 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
- Klien Karoo Africa
Total score 15.9 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 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
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 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
- NASECO
Total score 8.3 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 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
- Stewards Globe
Total score 15.7 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 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
- Zamseed
Total score 3.4 / 100
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 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