- Access to Seeds Index shows seed industry making slow progress in key regions, including Africa
- Thailand’s East-West Seed leads the way, followed by Syngenta and Bayer
- Lack of crop diversity a major constraint; hybrid seed dominates while legumes largely ignored
- Global seed companies invest most in South and Southeast Asia, specifically in India, Thailand, Indonesia, The Philippines and Vietnam
Global seed companies are adapting their products to combat the impact of climate change and address nutrition needs. But limited access to quality seed in many emerging economies persists, with the global seed industry reaching just 10% of the world’s smallholder farmers, according to a new study.