Paraguay

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 Cotton, maize, soybean
  • Law on Plant Variety Protection Yes (Decree No. 7797/00, Enacting Regulations under Law No. 385/94 On Seeds and Protection of Plant Varieties (2000))
Seed sector in Paraguay:

This information is currently unavailable.

Observations

Twelve index companies report having a presence in Paraguay. Five companies have testing locations, three companies have seed production activities, three companies offer extension services and two companies – Bayer and Monsanto – have breeding locations. Only one company, Bayer, has a processing location.

Index company activities identified in Paraguay
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
Limagrain
Known-You Seed
KWS
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 Paraguay. However, country-specific information for these companies is not available or was provided under non-disclosure.