Colombia

Last updated: January 2019
  • Region Latin America
  • UPOV membership status Yes
  • Participation in OECD Seed Schemes No
  • ISTA accredited member laboratories No
  • GM crop approval for cultivation Maize, soybean, cotton
  • Law on Plant Variety Protection Yes (Law No. 1032 of June 22, 2006 on Amendments to Articles 257, 271, 272 and 306 of the Criminal Code)
Seed sector in Colombia:

This information is currently unavailable.

Observations

Fourteen index companies report having a presence in Colombia. Five companies have testing locations. Two companies offer extension services. One company, Monsanto, produces seed in the country. No company reports breeding, production or processing activities.

Index company activities identified in Colombia
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
East-West Seed
Enza Zaden
Known-You Seed
Limagrain
Monsanto
Nongwoo Bio
Rijk Zwaan
Sakata
Syngenta

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