Seed is the vital first link in the entire agriculture and agri-food industry, which contributes $110 billion annually to the Canadian economy. The seed industry specifically contributes over $6 billion to the economy, employs more than 63,000 Canadians and exports more than $640 million annually.
The seed industry thrives in a regulatory and intellectual property environment that encourages investment in innovation, so that farmers can access the best products. Canada’s seed system delivers high quality seed products to customers here and around the world.
Seeds Canada’s goal is to promote an environment where a robust and globally competitive framework of intellectual property protection is valued and respected. We strive to encourage continued research investment and sustainable innovation; benefiting Canadian growers, consumers, and the plant science industry.
Seeds Canada supports intellectual property protection and strives to change behavior through: