Limagrain's 6 Strategic Pillars

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 remarkable. How a group of relatively small farmers in the 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.

The LG brand is the strategic global brand of Limagrain Field Seeds. LG has been serving farmers with premium seeds for over 50 years and is present across 6 continents and all major crops. We want to maximise the visibility of the LG brand and make it even better known.

The LG logo is also the main corporate symbol for the Limagrain Field Seeds activity, endorsed by the Group Limagrain logo. The combination of the LG logo, endorsed by the Limagrain logo says that we are Limagrain, and that farmers around the world can benefit from the performance of LG branded seeds across a wide range of crop species.

Progress is a core value for Limagrain. The roots of the Group were founded in solid scientific technology, which allowed us to innovate and grow our business. We are committed to investing in the best proven technologies for breeding, traits and digital solutions. This, coupled with a large team of research experts ensures we can deliver high performance seeds and services to all farmers.

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.

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