Guatemala

Last updated: January 2019
  • Region Latin America
  • UPOV membership status No
  • Participation in OECD Seed Schemes No
  • ISTA accredited member laboratories No
  • GM crop approval for cultivation No
  • Law on Plant Variety Protection No (Guatemala submitted its draft Plant Variety Protection legislation to the Council of UPOV in 2017)
Seed sector in Guatemala:

This information is currently unavailable.

Observations

Thirteen index companies report having a presence in Guatemala. Six companies have testing locations, three have breeding stations and three have seed production activities in the country. Two companies, Bejo and Known-You Seed, provide extension services.

Index company activities identified in Guatemala
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
Rijk Zwaan
Sakata
*Syngenta
  • * Based on company data, sales activities include seed and/or crop protection products.

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