Enforcement Plant Breeders' Rights and eliminating illicit
propagation and marketing of seed potatoes and grasses

About us

Breeders Trust is an organisation of eleven Seed potato breeding companies from Germany, the Netherlands, France and Denmark. It concerns AGRICO, C. MEIJER, DANESPO, EUROPLANT, GERMICOPA, HZPC, INTERSEED, NORIKA, SCHAAP, SOLANA and STET HOLLAND. These companies are active in breeding and developing new potato varieties. Breeders Trust has started in 2008. In addition, seven grass seed breeding companies have joinedBreeders Trust since 2011. These companies are active in breeding, producing and trading grass seeds and fodder crops.

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Why Breeders Trust was founded

Worldwide, copying of protected products is an increasing problem.
Also in the potato and grass seed chains this takes place.
The participating companies noticed that they do miss a part of their income because
license fees are not always paid and by unlawful multiplication and trade in (protected) varieties.
To give an example: to develop a new potato variety takes 10 years at minimum and costs .......

What is the objective of Breeders Trust

Breeders trust supports the participating companies when it comes to the implementation and enforcement of their Plant Breeders Rights protection and the illegal trade in plant propagation material. There is a clear vision. Breeders trust will take care that license fees are paid for the multiplication of varieties and that trade takes place within the applicable legislation. This will happen by informing the growers and supply chains concerning the risks of using uncertified seeds and seedpotatoes .....


ten seed breeding companies and six grass seed companies
seed potato companies

Click on the button above for an overview of the global operating Seed Potato breeding companies who are Shareholder of breeders Trust.

grass seed companies

Click on the button above for an overview of the global operating Grass Seed breeding Companies who are Member of breeders Trust.


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