Breeders' rights protected in 'Breeders Trust'
Without innovation, no future. But innovation requires a lot of money. The development of a new potato breed for instance, takes at least 10 years and costs up to 3 million euros! And what if someone else then runs off with it? This is where Breeders Trust comes in.
Breeders Trust was founded in 2008 out of dissatisfaction with the fact that around the world seed was reproduced and marketed illegally and breeders’ rights were violated. Initiators were nine leading seed potato breeding and trading companies, including HZPC. Together they count for over 80% of the newly developed potato varieties within the EU. Breeders Trust Ltd. is a rather small organization based in Brussels with the world as her playing field.