Healthy food for all

Sustainable by nature

We feel a strong responsibility to contribute to one of today’s biggest challenges: to provide a secure source of healthy food for everyone. We work in and with nature every day and respect its laws. By continuously developing high-yielding and disease resistant varieties, we stimulate the (organic) growth of healthy crops worldwide. Today, 40% of our seeds are grown organically. We aim to increase this percentage continuously by breeding fully resistant varieties which are suitable for organic growth. Food crops that are resistant to disease and adapted to new climatic conditions are key to climate resilient and environmentally sustainable agriculture.

Sustainable headquarters

90% circular

Our sustainable commitment also extends to our headquarters in Andijk, which includes our laboratory, offices, and warehouse. Our office is open, welcoming, and modern, as is our company culture. It respects its natural environment. We applied the principles of circular building, making it a fully sustainable building.

Africa

Breeding for challenging conditions

Since the 1960’s, we’ve had our permanent branch in Arusha, Tanzania. Currently, we focus on the development of specific crops and varieties for local farmers that are adaptable to the challenging soil conditions in East-Africa.