This measurement area evaluates companies’ R&D efforts, including through partnerships with (local) research institutes. It includes activities that consider local conditions such as adapting global crops for local use, and breeding programmes for local crops to improve characteristics such as pest and disease resistance and climate resilience.

Ranking overview

31 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 East-West Seed
Total score 81.9 / 100
Research and development 19.2 / 20
Governance and strategy 8.3 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 9.4 / 15
Research and development 19.2 / 20
Seed production 11.3 / 15
Marketing and sales 19.5 / 25
Capacity building 14.3 / 15
2 Advanta
Total score 77.2 / 100
Research and development 17.5 / 20
Governance and strategy 5.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 11.9 / 15
Research and development 17.5 / 20
Seed production 12.2 / 15
Marketing and sales 14.8 / 25
Capacity building 15.0 / 15
3 Mahyco Grow
Total score 71.7 / 100
Research and development 16.7 / 20
Governance and strategy 7.5 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 5.6 / 15
Research and development 16.7 / 20
Seed production 10.3 / 15
Marketing and sales 20.3 / 25
Capacity building 11.3 / 15
4 Acsen HyVeg
Total score 64.6 / 100
Research and development 15.8 / 20
Governance and strategy 5.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 8.1 / 15
Research and development 15.8 / 20
Seed production 9.4 / 15
Marketing and sales 18.0 / 25
Capacity building 7.5 / 15
- Bayer
Total score 76.1 / 100
Research and development 15.8 / 20
Governance and strategy 7.5 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 8.8 / 15
Research and development 15.8 / 20
Seed production 10.3 / 15
Marketing and sales 18.8 / 25
Capacity building 15.0 / 15
6 Lal Teer Seed
Total score 59.2 / 100
Research and development 15.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 4.4 / 15
Research and development 15.0 / 20
Seed production 10.3 / 15
Marketing and sales 18.0 / 25
Capacity building 8.3 / 15
7 Namdhari Seeds
Total score 45.8 / 100
Research and development 14.2 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 3.8 / 15
Research and development 14.2 / 20
Seed production 9.4 / 15
Marketing and sales 11.7 / 25
Capacity building 6.0 / 15
8 JK Agri Genetics
Total score 51.7 / 100
Research and development 13.3 / 20
Governance and strategy 4.2 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 7.5 / 15
Research and development 13.3 / 20
Seed production 6.6 / 15
Marketing and sales 14.8 / 25
Capacity building 5.3 / 15
- Limagrain
Total score 43.6 / 100
Research and development 13.3 / 20
Governance and strategy 2.5 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 6.9 / 15
Research and development 13.3 / 20
Seed production 9.4 / 15
Marketing and sales 7.0 / 25
Capacity building 4.5 / 15
10 Kalash Seed
Total score 43.8 / 100
Research and development 11.7 / 20
Governance and strategy 2.5 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 4.4 / 15
Research and development 11.7 / 20
Seed production 7.5 / 15
Marketing and sales 13.3 / 25
Capacity building 4.5 / 15
- Syngenta Group
Total score 56.8 / 100
Research and development 11.7 / 20
Governance and strategy 5.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 11.3 / 15
Research and development 11.7 / 20
Seed production 6.6 / 15
Marketing and sales 14.1 / 25
Capacity building 8.3 / 15
- Takii
Total score 35.4 / 100
Research and development 11.7 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 2.5 / 15
Research and development 11.7 / 20
Seed production 6.6 / 15
Marketing and sales 10.2 / 25
Capacity building 4.5 / 15
13 BRAC Seed and Agro Enterprise
Total score 39.5 / 100
Research and development 10.8 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 1.3 / 15
Research and development 10.8 / 20
Seed production 6.6 / 15
Marketing and sales 14.1 / 25
Capacity building 6.8 / 15
14 Nuziveedu Seeds
Total score 23.9 / 100
Research and development 10.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 1.3 / 15
Research and development 10.0 / 20
Seed production 5.6 / 15
Marketing and sales 4.7 / 25
Capacity building 1.5 / 15
- Rasi Seeds
Total score 22.1 / 100
Research and development 10.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 10.0 / 20
Seed production 2.8 / 15
Marketing and sales 6.3 / 25
Capacity building 3.0 / 15
- Rijk Zwaan
Total score 59.4 / 100
Research and development 10.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 4.2 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 10.6 / 15
Research and development 10.0 / 20
Seed production 8.4 / 15
Marketing and sales 15.6 / 25
Capacity building 10.5 / 15
17 Bioseed
Total score 21.7 / 100
Research and development 9.2 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 9.2 / 20
Seed production 5.6 / 15
Marketing and sales 4.7 / 25
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
- Enza Zaden
Total score 22.3 / 100
Research and development 9.2 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 3.1 / 15
Research and development 9.2 / 20
Seed production 3.8 / 15
Marketing and sales 3.9 / 25
Capacity building 1.5 / 15
- Known-You Seed
Total score 15.9 / 100
Research and development 9.2 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 9.2 / 20
Seed production 2.8 / 15
Marketing and sales 2.3 / 25
Capacity building 0.8 / 15
20 Charoen Pokphand Goup
Total score 22.0 / 100
Research and development 8.3 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 8.3 / 20
Seed production 2.8 / 15
Marketing and sales 7.8 / 25
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
- Corteva Agriscience
Total score 39.4 / 100
Research and development 8.3 / 20
Governance and strategy 4.2 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 1.9 / 15
Research and development 8.3 / 20
Seed production 6.6 / 15
Marketing and sales 11.7 / 25
Capacity building 6.8 / 15
22 BASF
Total score 38.8 / 100
Research and development 7.5 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 4.4 / 15
Research and development 7.5 / 20
Seed production 8.4 / 15
Marketing and sales 10.9 / 25
Capacity building 6.8 / 15
- Sakata
Total score 36.5 / 100
Research and development 7.5 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 1.9 / 15
Research and development 7.5 / 20
Seed production 9.4 / 15
Marketing and sales 12.5 / 25
Capacity building 5.3 / 15
24 Indo-American Hybrid Seed
Total score 10.9 / 100
Research and development 6.7 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 6.7 / 20
Seed production 1.9 / 15
Marketing and sales 2.3 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- Rallis India
Total score 21.3 / 100
Research and development 6.7 / 20
Governance and strategy 1.7 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 6.7 / 20
Seed production 3.8 / 15
Marketing and sales 4.7 / 25
Capacity building 4.5 / 15
- Vinaseed
Total score 10.9 / 100
Research and development 6.7 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 6.7 / 20
Seed production 1.9 / 15
Marketing and sales 2.3 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
27 Bejo
Total score 23.6 / 100
Research and development 5.8 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 6.3 / 15
Research and development 5.8 / 20
Seed production 3.8 / 15
Marketing and sales 3.9 / 25
Capacity building 3.0 / 15
- Nongwoo Bio
Total score 8.5 / 100
Research and development 5.8 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 5.8 / 20
Seed production 1.9 / 15
Marketing and sales 0.8 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
29 KWS
Total score 5.7 / 100
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 2.5 / 15
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 2.3 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- National Seeds Corporation
Total score 12.6 / 100
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Seed production 4.7 / 15
Marketing and sales 7.0 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- Punjab Seed Corporation
Total score 10.1 / 100
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Seed production 4.7 / 15
Marketing and sales 3.1 / 25
Capacity building 1.5 / 15