Sustainable food production cannot exist without innovation, as it is innovative research that leads to better performing varieties that ensure farmers get higher yield and sufficient income for their families. EWS believes that protecting breeders' rights is important in innovation, supporting R&D in continuously providing products for smallholder farmers.

In our markets, more than 1/3 of the population is engaged in agriculture. These countries depend heavily on farming for food security and employment. Sustainable food production cannot exist without innovation, as it is innovative research that leads to better performing varieties that ensure farmers get higher yield and sufficient income for their families. 

Plant Variety Protection (PVP) acknowledges the rights of farmers, who remain free to save, use and exchange seeds for their own use.

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Governance and strategy

Governance and strategy

A purposeful, private company serving smallholder vegetable farmers to enhance food security

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Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation

Sustainable business powered by innovation

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Seed Production

Seed Production

Our seed production is for farmers, by farmers

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Our Commitments

Our Commitments

Enhancing global and nutritional security

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Sales and marketing

Sales and marketing

Serving the needs of smallholder vegetable farmers in the tropics

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Capacity Building

Capacity Building

Extending knowledge to unlock the potential of smallholder farmers

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Genetic resources

Genetic resources

Safeguarding quality seeds for present and future use

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What we do

What we do

Our local breeding programs are 'for farmers, by farmers'.

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