Why Produce in France?

As an undisputed leader in the field for more than 50 years, France has the ideal conditions for producing significant amounts of high-quality seeds.

These are all assets that client growers, seed companies, and breeders established in France testify to.

Superior Quality

“To me, it is the quality of French seeds that makes them stand out from seeds produced elsewhere. In terms of the way in which they are produced, these seeds are remarkable.”

Alexei, Crop Manager, Russia

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Experienced Seed Multiplication Growers

“As a production company, we rely on the growers’ work on a daily basis. Their experience, their technical competence, and their ability to adapt guarantee the quality of the end seed product.”

Didier Nury, General Manager, Top Semence

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Unique Expertise

“France has all the key factors for successful seed production. Its unique expertise is what we were seeking when we decided to invest here, just as many other international breeders.”

Matthieu Beaulaton, Manager – Operational Optimisation and Excellence/Europe – Bayer Crop Science

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Coronavirus Pandemic Drives Maize Prices down

A significant share of the U.S. maize production goes to the ethanol industry. However, ethanol prices are closely linked to petrol prices, which are currently plummeting. The sharp decline of fuel demand brought about by the Covid-19 has therefore resulted in a fall of maize prices.

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Maize Production Watch

At the end of March, France’s 2020 maize production programme was estimated up 16 percent compared to the previous year. The increase is also expected in the main EU countries competing on the maize market, as well as in the non-EU member countries, where the trend is clearly upwards. See the detailed estimates.

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Promoting Maize and Sorghum Seeds in Europe

A large number of Ukrainian and Kazakh ag professionals have participated in recent agriculture trade shows, where the FNPSMS has carried out promotion activities regarding European seed genetics.

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