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.
Limagrain Field Seeds undertakes that the collection and processing of your data complies with the European Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament with regard to the protection of persona data. Limagrain Field Seeds is committed to collecting and processing data of a personal nature of third parties only for specific and legitimate use and in accordance with the purpose of processing operations. Only useful and necessary information will be kept with regard to the objectives pursued.
In addition, with regards to the processing of personal data, Limagrain Field Seeds undertakes to comply with the laws of those countries in which it operates, such as those laws relating to the principle of time limits for data storage, the right of consultation, of rectification, portability, deletion or opposition to data processing.
Limagrain Field Seeds guarantees the security, confidentiality and integrity of personal data of third parties.
To ensure the protection of personal data, Limagrain Field Seeds has appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO), who ensures, in an independent manner, that an organization applies the laws protecting individuals’ personal data. If you have any questions regarding the protection of personal data, you can send an e-mail to: GDPR[at]limagrain.com
We invite you to visit the CNIL website https://www.cnil.fr to familiarize yourself with the concept of personal data.
2- Personal data we collect from you
Personal data that Limagrain Field Seeds collects on its website is used for managing our relationship with you and the processing of your request.
We collect information by which you may be personally identified directly from you when you provide it to us and/or when we collect automatically.
Limagrain is committed to collecting and processing data of a personal nature of third parties only for specific and legitimate use and in accordance with the purpose of processing operations.
You will find in the table below all the personal information that we may collect regarding your use of the Website. We will inform you about :
The purpose of the processing
Type of data
The legal basis of the processing
Recipients of the personal data
Personal data collected via “Contact”
Limagrain use his legitimate interest as the legal basis for processing your data. This information is used to enable us to respond to or following up on your comments, queries or questions.
Limagrain will hold on to “Contact” data for as long as it is necessary to enable us to deal with the matter relating to that communication. Once your matter has been dealt with, we will delete your personal data within six (6) months.
In order to answer to your request, the Communication Direction is required to access your information. Regarding your request, your information may be transferred within Group Limagrain. This transfer will only be proportionate to the persons authorized to know your data.
3 - Retention period
Limagrain Field Seeds will not hold your personal information for any purpose or purposes for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes we collect it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
4 - The storage of your personal data
While we are committed to keeping your personal information secure, the transmission of information online via the internet is not completely secure.
We will do our best to protect your personal information, but information provided is at your sole risk.
5 - Les destinataires de vos données personnelles
The recipients of your personal data are limited exclusively to the people who have a need to know such information to perform their responsibilities.
Therefore, are likely to know your personal data:
Limagrain Field Seeds is an international group and may transfer your personal data within the Group.
Therefore, Limagrain Field Seeds undertakes to carry out these transfers with appropriate guarantees, as provided by Article 46 of the Data Protection Regulation 2016/679.
6 - Security of your personal data
Limagrain Field Seeds ensure your data remains secure and confidential, including certain processing carried out by subcontractors.
For this purpose, the appropriate technical and organizational measures are in place to prevent the loss, misuse, alteration and deletion of your personal data. These measures are adapted according to its level of sensitivity.
Due to the nature of information technologies, we cannot assure you against a malicious attack on data (including personal data) such as those using unknown vulnerabilities. Nevertheless, we are committed notifying you without undue delay after becoming aware of it.
7 - Your rights regarding your personal data
Limagrain collect your personal data. Data protection legislation provides you with certain rights when it comes to the processing of your information. These rights are:
You can find further information on your data protection rights from the ICO at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/
In order to exercise these rights, please contact the following address: GDPR[at]limagrain.com or by post at:
Vilmorin & Cie
Data Protection Officer
We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. However, if you’re not happy with how we collect or process your information and after contacting us, you can also make a complaint to the French administrative authority on Personal Data (www.cnil.fr). However, if you are located in an European country you can also file your complaint at your local personal data authority.
Last update 10/06/2021