The number of global seed companies active in Western and Central Africa is increasing. This becomes apparent when one combines data from across the 2019 Access to Seeds Index. In addition to 11 of the 13 companies in the global index, companies selected for the South and Southeast Asia index are active in the region, including as Advanta (UAE), BRAC Seed and Agro Enterprise (Bangladesh), Charoen Pokphand (Thailand), Known-You Seed (Taiwan) and Nongwoo Bio (South Korea). Companies from Eastern and Southern Africa are also establishing a stronger presence. Seed Co, headquartered in South Africa, has 4 production sites in the region. East African Seed, from Uganda, is present in three countries, and NASECO, also from Uganda, in one.