For its 2018 Seed Special, AgroPages made a list of the top 20 global seed companies, based on annual reports of multinationals for 2016 and 2017. They are:
- two US companies – Monsanto and Corteva Agriscience (DowDuPont);
- twelve European companies, including two German companies – Bayer and KWS; five French Companies — Limagrain, Florimond Desprez, RAGT Semences, Euralis Semences and InVivo; one Danish company — DLF; four Dutch companies — Rijk Zwaan, Barenbrug, EnzaZaden and Bejo Zaden);
- three Chinese companies — Syngenta (ChemChina), Long Ping High-Tech and Beidahuang Kenfeng Seed;
- two Japanese companies — Sakata Seed and Takii Seed; and one Indian company — Advanta Seeds (UPL).
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