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

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 East-West Seed
Total score 56.9 / 100
Research and development 15.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 8.3 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 8.1 / 15
Research and development 15.0 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 16.4 / 25
Capacity building 9.0 / 15
- Novalliance Group
Total score 56.1 / 100
Research and development 15.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 1.7 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 3.8 / 15
Research and development 15.0 / 20
Seed production 10.3 / 15
Marketing and sales 16.4 / 25
Capacity building 9.0 / 15
3 Seed Co
Total score 47.8 / 100
Research and development 13.3 / 20
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 5.6 / 15
Research and development 13.3 / 20
Seed production 9.4 / 15
Marketing and sales 9.4 / 25
Capacity building 6.8 / 15
4 Bayer
Total score 63.8 / 100
Research and development 10.8 / 20
Governance and strategy 7.5 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 10.0 / 15
Research and development 10.8 / 20
Seed production 8.4 / 15
Marketing and sales 18.8 / 25
Capacity building 8.3 / 15
5 Advanta
Total score 55.0 / 100
Research and development 10.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 5.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 9.4 / 15
Research and development 10.0 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 16.4 / 25
Capacity building 14.3 / 15
- Limagrain
Total score 34.7 / 100
Research and development 10.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 6.9 / 15
Research and development 10.0 / 20
Seed production 3.8 / 15
Marketing and sales 7.0 / 25
Capacity building 3.8 / 15
- Rijk Zwaan
Total score 47.8 / 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 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 11.7 / 25
Capacity building 11.3 / 15
- Value Seeds
Total score 54.3 / 100
Research and development 10.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 5.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 1.3 / 15
Research and development 10.0 / 20
Seed production 6.6 / 15
Marketing and sales 15.6 / 25
Capacity building 15.0 / 15
9 Premier Seed
Total score 36.3 / 100
Research and development 9.2 / 20
Governance and strategy 1.7 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 2.5 / 15
Research and development 9.2 / 20
Seed production 7.5 / 15
Marketing and sales 12.5 / 25
Capacity building 3.0 / 15
10 Syngenta Group
Total score 42.1 / 100
Research and development 7.5 / 20
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 11.3 / 15
Research and development 7.5 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 11.7 / 25
Capacity building 8.3 / 15
- Takii
Total score 17.7 / 100
Research and development 7.5 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 2.5 / 15
Research and development 7.5 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 5.5 / 25
Capacity building 2.3 / 15
12 Da-Allgreen Seeds
Total score 20.1 / 100
Research and development 5.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 1.7 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 2.5 / 15
Research and development 5.0 / 20
Seed production 4.7 / 15
Marketing and sales 6.3 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
13 ICS
Total score 4.9 / 100
Research and development 4.2 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 4.2 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 0.8 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- M&B Seeds
Total score 28.2 / 100
Research and development 4.2 / 20
Governance and strategy 4.2 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 3.1 / 15
Research and development 4.2 / 20
Seed production 7.5 / 15
Marketing and sales 6.3 / 25
Capacity building 3.0 / 15
15 Corteva Agriscience
Total score 20.2 / 100
Research and development 3.3 / 20
Governance and strategy 4.2 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 1.9 / 15
Research and development 3.3 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 7.0 / 25
Capacity building 3.8 / 15
- FAGRI
Total score 16.4 / 100
Research and development 3.3 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 1.3 / 15
Research and development 3.3 / 20
Seed production 5.6 / 15
Marketing and sales 4.7 / 25
Capacity building 1.5 / 15
- Sakata
Total score 23.3 / 100
Research and development 3.3 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 3.1 / 15
Research and development 3.3 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 9.4 / 25
Capacity building 7.5 / 15
18 NAFASO
Total score 27.6 / 100
Research and development 2.5 / 20
Governance and strategy 3.3 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 2.5 / 15
Research and development 2.5 / 20
Seed production 3.8 / 15
Marketing and sales 11.7 / 25
Capacity building 3.8 / 15
19 Agriplus Mali
Total score 4.2 / 100
Research and development 1.7 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 1.7 / 20
Seed production 0.9 / 15
Marketing and sales 0.8 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- Bejo
Total score 13.3 / 100
Research and development 1.7 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 6.3 / 15
Research and development 1.7 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 1.6 / 25
Capacity building 3.0 / 15
21 Antika Company
Total score 6.4 / 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 0.9 / 15
Marketing and sales 3.9 / 25
Capacity building 0.8 / 15
- BASF
Total score 6.8 / 100
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 4.4 / 15
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 1.6 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- BILOHF
Total score 11.1 / 100
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 2.5 / 15
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Seed production 4.7 / 15
Marketing and sales 3.9 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- Enza Zaden
Total score 6.3 / 100
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.8 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 3.1 / 15
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 2.3 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- Faso Kaba
Total score 2.5 / 100
Research and development 0.0 / 20
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 1.6 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- Ferme Semencière AINOMA
Total score 0.0 / 100
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 0.0 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- GAWAL
Total score 0.0 / 100
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 0.0 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- Heritage Seeds
Total score 0.0 / 100
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 0.0 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- KWS
Total score 4.9 / 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 1.6 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- Maslaha Seeds
Total score 0.9 / 100
Research and development 0.0 / 20
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 0.0 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- SEDAB
Total score 0.0 / 100
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 0.0 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15
- SOPROSA
Total score 0.0 / 100
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Governance and strategy 0.0 / 10
Genetic resources and intellectual property management 0.0 / 15
Research and development 0.0 / 20
Seed production 0.0 / 15
Marketing and sales 0.0 / 25
Capacity building 0.0 / 15