Innovation & Intellectual property

Innovation in plant breeding has delivered phenomenal benefits to society, including improved quality of seeds, higher productivity of crops, increased farmer incomes, lower food prices, and reductions in, energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Intellectual property protection, including plant variety protection rights (PVPs) and patents, helps drive innovation for more productive and sustainable seeds by providing an incentive to innovators to take entrepreneurial risks that benefit us all.

We also invite you to check ourĀ cross-sectoral work on IP.