Bolivia

Last updated: January 2019
  • Region Latin America
  • UPOV membership status Yes
  • Participation in OECD Seed Schemes Yes
  • ISTA-accredited member laboratories Yes
  • GM crop approval for cultivation Soybean
  • Law on Plant Variety Protection Yes (Law No. 1.968 of March 24, 1999 on Approval on Accession of Bolivia to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) of December 2, 1961, as revised in Geneva on November 10, 1972 and October 23, 1978)
Seed sector in Bolivia:

This information is currently unavailable.

Observations

Eleven index companies report having a presence in Bolivia. Three have testing locations in the country. Only Corteva Agriscience has a breeding station, which employs seven breeders. Two companies, Corteva Agriscience and Known-You Seed, offer extension services. Advanta is the only company with seed production and processing activities.

Index company activities identified in Bolivia
Company Crops in portfolio Company activities in country
Companies selected for
the Access to Seeds Index
Field
crops
Vegetables Breeding
location
Testing
location
Seed
production
Processing
location
Sales Extension
services
Advanta
Bayer
Bejo
Corteva Agriscience
Known-You Seed
Limagrain
Monsanto
Rijk Zwaan
Sakata
Syngenta

Other index companies are also active in Bolivia. However, country-specific information for these companies is not available or was provided under non-disclosure.