KWS SAAT SE
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. We are contributing to overcoming the challenges which arise from a growing world population and the rising demand for food which it entails by improving the performance of our plant varieties and continuously refining the quality of our seed. We use state-of-the-art plant breeding methods and technologies to continuously improve yields and resistances to diseases, pests and abiotic stress.
For more than 150 years KWS has been managed as a family oriented and independent company. In fiscal year 2013/2014, the KWS Group including its approximately 65 subsidiaries and associated companies in more than 70 countries generated net sales of over US $ 1.5 billion.
KWS’ core competence is crop breeding. Its annual expenses for research and development amount to 13 percent of the entire net sales. The expenditure on research and breeding has increased continuously over the past ten years. KWS invested US $ 194 million in that area in fiscal year 2013/2014 and has more than 1,800 employees worldwide working in research and development. As a result, KWS is able to provide farmers with almost 330 new, higher-yielding market approvals every year.
The cooperation between KWS SAAT SE and the University of Göttingen leads to great benefit to both parties and it helps to develop and strengthen the region sustainably.
Breeding of varieties and the production and sale of seeds for
- oil-seed rape and
Key Research Areas
- An increase in yield potential
- Resistance to diseases (viruses, fungi, nematodes), pests (insects) and stress factors such as aridity and cold
- Synthesis of new value-adding constituents.
KWS SAAT SE
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