Breeding of new plant varieties meets specific needs:
The improvement of seed and plant varieties is therefore a crucial factor in the performance of agriculture and its sectors; it is also the first link in the food chain.
The creation of new adapted varieties is a major strategic challenge in a constantly and rapidly evolving environment.
Companies involved in varietal breeding invest on average 13% of their turnover in R&D. They contribute to making France one of the world leaders in the seed sector.
As more than 10 years of work and heavy investments are required to create a new variety, it is essential to use appropriate financing methods.