Private Industry


Our purpose is Bringing plant potential to life and we’re a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.


BASF Agricultural Solutions segment consists of the Crop Protection division. We develop and produce innovative solutions for the improvement of crop health and yields, and market them worldwide. Our portfolio includes solutions in the areas of chemical and biological crop protection, seed treatment and water management as well as for nutrient supply and plant stress.


Limagrain, an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers, moves agriculture forward to meet food challenges. As a creator and producer of plant and cereal varieties, the Group markets seeds and cereal products intended for farmers, growers, home gardeners and for agri-food industrialists and consumers.

Limagrain is the fourth largest seed company in the world (field seeds and vegetable seeds), the European leader for functional flours, and the No. 1 French industrial baker, all with strong brands on their markets.

Limagrain makes sales of almost 2.4 billion Euros and has more than 9,600 employees spread over 55 countries, including more than 2,100 working in research. The Limagrain Cooperative has almost 2,000 farmer members.

Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience provides farmers around the world with the most complete input portfolio in the industry to enable them to maximize yield and profitability — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Granular®, Brevant™ seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through its robust pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. The company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019, and was previously the Agriculture Division of Dow DuPont. More information can be found at


KWS SAAT SE has a long tradition as a seed breeding company, founded in 1847 and still family-owned. Today, it is an international market leader in seed breeding, with subsidiaries worldwide and operations in more than 70 countries, optimizing genetic potential through excellent research and breeding programs and a broad crop portfolio of agricultural crops including wheat. With a turnover in excess of €1.2 billion, KWS is committed to growth. KWS has significant wheat breeding activities located in Germany, France, UK and USA and a strong network of collaborative wheat research with universities and institutes around the world.


Mahyco Pvt Limited (“Mahyco”) is the pioneer of high quality hybrid and open pollinated seeds in the country. Mahyco’s predecessor-in interest, Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co. Pvt. Limited was founded in 1964 by Dr. B. R. Barwale, Mahyco is one of the largest private sector seed companies in India. Dr. Barwale is also widely regarded as the father of the Indian seed industry and has received several awards for his outstanding contribution to the agriculture industry, including the 12th World Food Prize by the World Food Prize Foundation in 1998, Padma Bhushan, from Hon’ble President of India in 2001, and most recently Maharashtra Corporate Excellence (Maxell) Lifetime Achievement Award 2016. Mahyco is engaged in research, development, production, processing and marketing of over 220 products including cotton, cereals, oilseeds and vegetables. It has to its credit 22 notified research varieties. Through the use of cutting edge technology and intensive research activities, Mahyco has revolutionized the agrarian face of the country. The company has a state-of-the art R&D centre at Dawalwadi near Jalna in Maharashtra, with an on-going hybrid breeding program in over 10 crop species. Apart from the main R&D centre in Jalna, Mahyco has four other research centres, several research farms and other location offices distributed across the country with over 111 scientists engaged in the research programs. Mahyco’s predecessor-in-interest was the first seed company worldwide to successfully commercialize F1 hybrid cotton based on GMS/CMS system. It was also the first private enterprise in India to produce and market hybrids in sorghum, pearl millet, wheat and sunflower. In 2002, Mahyco’s predecessor-in-interest strengthened its product offerings by releasing India’s first GM crop – Bt Cotton. Mahyco has a long track-record of supporting and participating in innovative research and initiatives in agriculture in partnership with public institutes and private companies. It has actively participated in a number of projects under the aegis of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India.

LongReach Plant Breeders

LongReach Plant Breeders is a commercial wheat breeding business established in 2002 to develop wheat varieties for Australian wheat growers and the export market. LongReach is a joint venture between ADVANTA Pty Ltd, and Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd, The national wheat breeding program is designed to deliver high yielding varieties with attractive traits for all the key production zones in the Australian wheat belt. LongReach understands the need for breeding programs to respond quickly to the needs of growers, marketers and end-users. The use of advanced technology allows LongReach to meet market requirements.


Founded in 1919 and established in all major European agricultural regions, RAGT Semences, produces and sells seeds including wheat, barley, oilseed rape, oats, forage grass and soil health crops.

Innovation is vital to us, that’s why we spend over 14% of our turnover in research and breeding, supporting 17 subsidiaries, 17 research stations, 280 000 experimental plots and 4 multi-species laboratories. Today, more than 775 people are working in the RAGT Seeds group, of which 280 are dedicated to research. RAGT 2n, the company’s research subsidiary, has 39 breeding programmes in 26 species, with 6 programmes dedicated to wheat breeding.


Seed Co Limited`s mission is to Breed, Seed, Feed and Lead in Africa. Seed Co `s cornerstone is market-oriented Research and Development in bread wheat, hybrid maize, soyabean and sorghum hybrids. Field Crop varieties are developed and bred at Seed Co`s strategically located research stations in all three corners of Africa. In order to address fully the food security needs of Africa, Seed Co thrives on a wide seed distribution network and contract grower base within its Business Units to provide suitable and adapted certified seed varieties to large and small-scale farmers across the African continent. Seed Co has 76 years’ experience in providing high quality seeds to African farmers.


InterGrain is one of the leaders in cereal breeding in Australia. InterGrain offers market leading wheat, barley and oat varieties for growers, delivering varieties with agronomic advantages and high-quality end-user benefits. Our highly successful wheat, barley and oat breeding programs are tailored for the major cereal growing regions across Australia. It is our vision is to support the competitive advantage and sustainability of the Australian agriculture sector. InterGrain is committed to long-term research collaborations aligned with our core mission of delivering grower value through market leading varieties, generated via research driven breeding and selections strategies. We are globally recognised for our proven capability in the delivery of quality malting barleys and Udon noodle wheats. InterGrain’s shareholders are the Western Australian State Government (62%) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (38%). InterGrain employs 40+ staff and has offices in Perth and Horsham. We also have marketing staff based in Northam, Adelaide and Wagga Wagga. For more information on InterGrain visit


Inari is embracing diversity to build a new, more sustainable food system using unsurpassed technology to unlock the full potential of seed. Through its SEEDesign™ platform, Inari unlocks new possibilities to bring step-change products to market. Founded by Flagship Pioneering in 2016, Inari is based in Cambridge, Mass., with additional sites in West Lafayette, Ind., and Ghent, Belgium. Inari is a growing team of more than 230 employees, leveraging AI and multiplex gene editing technology to meet the food system needs of the future.