ESA European Seed Association is the voice of the European seed industry, representing the interests of those active in research, breeding, production and marketing of seeds of agricultural, horticultural and ornamental plant species.
Today, ESA has more than 35 national member associations, from EU Members States and beyond, representing several thousand seed businesses, as well as more than 70 direct company members, including from seed related industries.
ESA’s mission is to engage on behalf of its members with all relevant European decision makers in order to represent their interests and to contribute to a
- fair and proportionate regulation of the European seed sector
- freedom of choice for customers (farmers, growers, industry, consumers) in supplying seeds as a result of innovative, diverse technologies and production methods
- effective protection of intellectual property rights relating to plants and seeds.