Everything that we do has farmers at the heart of it. We are a company created and owned by farmers and Limagrain Field Seeds exists to supply farmers with the best genetics so they can be as successful and sustainably profitable as possible growing the crops the markets request.
The story of Limagrain is truly inspiring. How a group of relatively small farmers in Limagne Val d’Allier (centre of France) cooperated to create the world’s 4th largest seed company. The farmer shareholders of Limagrain have a daily proximity to all levels of our business and are genuine leaders with a long-term vision.
Limagrain Field Seeds is unique among global seed companies to have this model of farmer ownership and leadership and it is something, for which we are incredibly proud and that we want to highlight as a key factor of differentiation.
No farmer grows only one crop and no global seed business can be successful with a single crop. Limagrain Field Seeds focus is for a portfolio of multi-crops, which correspond to the needs of farmers in all continents.
We have 4 strategic crops: Corn, Wheat, Sunflower, and Oilseed Rape. Corn and Wheat are both global crops and we consider them to be part of our identity, because they serve as the base for the activities of our Cooperative farmer members. In addition, we have a portfolio of tactical crops adapted to each region: Barley, Soybean, Millet, Rice, and Pulses.
The ambition of Limagrain Field Seeds is to provide farmers with the best genetics wherever they are, whether they be large or small. Today, through Perseverance, Limagrain Field Seeds has a global presence, composed of 6 Business Units covering 6 continents with subsidiaries in over 40 countries and sales in 80 countries.
Cooperation is in our DNA. By working in partnerships based on respect and common values, Limagrain Field Seeds has been able to achieve our global ambitions through the creation multiple partnerships across all continents, via our 13 joint ventures in Europe, the USA and Canada, Africa, China and Australia. These partnerships cover both business and research activities.
In 2020, Limagrain created 2 new joint ventures in the continent of Africa with our strategic partner Seed Co.
Saint Beauzire, France.
Thursday 26th of November 2020
Pascual Perez, Co-Head of Traits and Technologies at Limagrain Field Seeds has been awarded a prestigious Laureate by the French Academy of Sciences.
He has been recognized for his contribution to the genetic improvement of plants by creating new genetic variability and for developing techniques leading to the characterization of major genes of agronomic interest.
His work combines genomics, genetic engineering, and molecular physiology to discover and use key genes to create varieties that are more resilient and use fewer inputs.
“Scientific research is about teamwork and this Laureate also recognizes the support and creativity of my teams during 35 years of service to Limagrain and the farming community” remarked Mr. Perez.
The French Academy of Sciences is more than 350 years old and promotes the teaching of science, transmitting scientific knowledge and promoting international collaboration within science. Every year the Academy awards Laureates across several scientific disciplines and Mr. Perez was highlighted for his contribution to plant biology with the “Prix Dujarric de la Rivière”, which is only awarded every two years.
International Partner for Multiple Crops
Pascual Perez leads the global efforts for Traits and Technologies within Limagrain Field Seeds across multiple field crops including Corn, Cereals and Oilseeds. “We are a company that is technology driven, with a strong commitment to international partnerships, so that we can develop the best genetics for farmers around the world delivered with our LG brand”, said Perez, who is also a board member of Genective, a company dedicated to the research and development of transgenic traits, focusing on insect resistant Corn.
Régis Fournier, the CEO of Limagrain Field Seeds commented, “Pascual is the personification our 3 Limagrain values – Perseverance, Progress and Collaboration. I am delighted for him to receive this richly deserved award”.
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