Historic: Bayer will offer seeds for organic production

22 Sep 2021

The German company is thus targeting a growing market that is expected to be $ 480 million in 2025.

The German company Bayer announced today that in 2022 it will start marketing organically produced vegetable seeds. The launch will focus on certified organic production in three key crops for the greenhouse market: tomato, sweet pepper and cucumber. The commercial launch will be in Canada, the US, Mexico, Spain and Italy with potential for future expansion.

The company’s decision responds directly to customers’ growing need for high-quality organic seeds. “The global demand for certified organic products by consumers continues to grow and is expected to drive market expansion. The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) estimates that today’s global organic food market is worth more than 106 billion euros, “they highlighted from the company, adding:” The global market for organic food seeds was valued at 355 million dollars in 2020 and is expected to grow to 480 million in 2025 with a compound annual rate of 6.2 % “.

“We serve growers around the world and believe they should have the freedom to choose the tools or practices that best suit the needs of their farms and the needs of their customers,” said Inci Dannenberg, President of Global Vegetable Seeds at Bayer .

The vegetable seed offering joins the German firm’s non-synthetic crop production and protection products, or biological products, as another essential tool for certified organic producers around the world.

Source: Clarin