KWS Vegetables: Global ambition to be the supplier of top quality vegetable varieties optimized for local conditions
KWS is specialized in breeding seeds. For more than 165 years we successfully developed varieties of crops. Since 2019 we extended our mission to include vegetables and established KWS Vegetables. With a team of vegetable seed specialists and an adventurous and pioneering spirit, we are seeding the future!
It’s our bold, ambitious goal to make the world more sustainable and give people a healthier diet. Our vegetable seeds for tomato, spinach, beans, red beet and a lot of other vegetables, combined with our network of specialists, are the basis to achieve this goal.
Worldwide network of experienced local farmers
At this moment KWS Vegetables is working in several countries. From Mexico to China and from the Netherlands to Turkey. In every country we work in, we strive to create vegetable varieties that are optimally adapted to the local conditions. Thanks to our collaborations with local farmers and our years of experience in breeding, we can create high quality vegetable seeds with the best properties for local circumstances. Working together with experts and companies that share our values and our drive for high quality, we will invest step by step in the years to come. In doing so, we use a three-pronged approach:
1. Organic growth
2. Licensed varieties
3. Selective acquisitions
For more than 160 years we have been developing very successfully varieties of agricultural plants. This competency will now help to build up the new business activity in vegetables.
Local partnerships to create a diverse vegetable seed portfolio for KWS Vegetables
Farmers around the globe have different needs. To meet all these, KWS Vegetables teams up with selected partners in various countries. We combine the knowledge of local circumstances from farmers with our knowledge in breeding. These partnerships are drivers for future varieties within our international breeding network. Together with our research and innovations we keep expanding our crop range. Currently, we offer high quality vegetable varieties for crops such as: tomato, spinach, beans, red beet and Swiss chard.
However, we are also focusing on peppers, cucumbers, watermelons and melons. Together with tomatoes, these are the five most important vegetable crops around the world.
We focus on breeding vegetable varieties with a high tolerance to abiotic stress and minimal requirements of water and chemicals for their cultivation.