Organic Seed Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Organic Seed Market is Segmented by Type (Field Crop Seeds, Vegetable Seeds, Fruit and Nut Seeds, Other Crop Seeds). A Geographical Analysis of the Top 15 Markets Across the World is also Provided.

Market Snapshot

organic-seed-market_Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 12.7 %

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Market Overview

The organic seed market is expected to register a CAGR of 12.7%, over the forecast period (2020-2025). In 2019, North America was the largest geographical segment in the overall market, and it accounted for a 38.8% market share.

The growing demand for organic products, amid increasing dietary concerns and a change in consumer spending patterns, has led to a significant increase in the production of organic crops all over the world. This has enhanced the demand for organic seeds. However, the cost of seeds is becoming a significant economic barrier for farmers in a few countries, which is influencing them to choose conventional seeds over organically produced seeds.

Scope of the Report

Organic seed consumption also witnessed growth in recent years, with vegetable seeds garnering the highest share, followed by herbs and ornamentals, and others. In the pursuit of healthy food, which is free-from chemicals, consumer groups are turning to outlets that sell ‘pesticide-free’ vegetables, which, in turn, boost the prices of the organic produce. Hence, most of the farmers prefer small-scale organic farming, home gardening, or back yard gardening, to satiate the surplus demand.

The organic seed market is segmented by type into field crop seeds, vegetable seeds, fruit and nut seeds, and other crop seeds. A geographical analysis of the top 15 markets, across the world, is also provided.

Field Crop Seeds
Vegetable Seeds
Fruit and Nut Seeds
Other Crop Seeds
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Rapidly Expanding Market for Organic Vegetable Seeds

According to the International Trade Statistics (ITS), the average organic vegetable seed production increased by 22.7%, from 2015 to 2016, in countries, like Mexico, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and India. The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) estimated the total area under organic vegetable production to be 0.8% of the total area, of the overall vegetable production, globally, in 2018. The countries with the highest organic vegetable seed production are Mexico, the United States, China, Poland, and Egypt. Organic seed accessibility, lack of awareness regarding the benefits associated with organic seeds, and higher prices are a few of the challenges faced by consumer groups all over the world. However, on the upside, increasing consumption of organic vegetables, by consumers, is driving the organic vegetable seed market, which is expanding at a rapid pace. Some of the major global players for organic vegetable seed sources are - Vitalis Organic Seeds, Seeds of Change, Wild Garden Seeds, Fedco Seeds Inc., and Tamar Organics, among others.

Organic Seed Market Revenue Share by Type

North America Dominates the Global Market

North America is the largest organic seeds market, as a result of the growing organic sales over the years. There are several factors, like the growing trend of home gardening, rising demand for healthy food, and favorable government regulations, augmenting the sales of organic seed in North America. Some of the major players in North America are High Mowing Organic Seeds, Johnny's Selected Seeds, and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. Most of the organic sales recorded in Canada are from the field crops seed segment, holding almost 50% of the market share. However, most of the organic farmers in the United States are still relying on conventionally produced seeds, at least to some extent, considering them an economical alternative to organic seeds. This posed a threat to the market, in the country, as it may hamper the market during the forecast period.

Organic Seed Market by Region

Competitive Landscape

The organic seed market is highly fragmented, with several small and medium-sized companies witnessing minimal share in the global market. The higher market shares of players are likely to be attributed to their highly diversified product portfolios and launches of various new varieties of seeds every year. Moreover, companies are focusing on expanding their business to new regions, such as Africa and Asia-Pacific, to increase their customer base and brand awareness.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Field Crop Seeds

      2. 5.1.2 Vegetable Seeds

      3. 5.1.3 Fruit and Nut Seeds

      4. 5.1.4 Other Crop Seeds

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Spain

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Vitalis Organic Seeds

      2. 6.3.2 Seeds of Change Inc.

      3. 6.3.3 Seed Savers Exchange

      4. 6.3.4 Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

      5. 6.3.5 Johnny's Selected Seeds

      6. 6.3.6 Wild Garden Seeds

      7. 6.3.7 Fedco Seeds

      8. 6.3.8 Fleuren

      9. 6.3.9 Maas Plant

      10. 6.3.10 HILD Samen

      11. 6.3.11 Navdanya

      12. 6.3.12 Arnica Kwekerij

      13. 6.3.13 High Mowing Organic Seeds

      14. 6.3.14 De Bolster

      15. 6.3.15 Territorial Seed Company


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Organic Seed Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Organic Seed Market is growing at a CAGR of 12.7% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Vitalis Organic Seeds, Seeds of Change Inc., Seed Savers Exchange, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, Johnny's Selected Seeds are the major companies operating in Organic Seed Market.

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