Seed Sector Analysis - South and Southeast Asia, Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)

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Market Insights

With the emergence of strong scientific and production capacity, seed markets in South and Southeast Asia showcase the ability to meet food security issues in the coming years, owing to the technological developments, such as genetically-modified crops, and hybrids. The main drawbacks for many countries in this region include old seed laws, strict regulatory procedures, and lower incentives for investors.  State and public-owned seed companies usually dominate the seed sector in these countries while private companies are facing challenges. The subsidized cost structures made available by the state and public-owned firms are difficult to compete, thus, hindering the growth of private seed sector and investment in private seed production and marketing. However, for the development of agricultural production, the growth of private seed sector is important, coupled with favorable policies.

Market Dynamics

Major factors limiting the market growth include lack of knowledge regarding the benefits of using improved varieties and lack of access to quality agro inputs, among others. Factors driving the market include growing demand for vegetable seed market and government initiatives to develop seed sector.

Market Segmentation

The market is segmented by countries from South and Southeast Asia. The South Asian seed market is segmented into Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and ‘Others’ while the Southeast Asian seed market is segmented into Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The seed sector of Thailand is projected to grow at the fastest pace in the Southeast Asian region, registering a CAGR of XX% during 2017-2022 (the forecast period). In South Asian countries, India is projected to record a CAGR of XX% during 2017-2022 (the forecast period).

Major Companies in the Sector Include:

  • Syngenta            
  • Dupont Pioneer
  • Monsanto          
  • East West Seeds             
  • Charoen Pokphand Group           
  • Helal Group, Afghanistan            
  • BRAC Seed and Agro Enterprise, Bangladesh     
  • Rallis India         
  • Unique Seeds, Nepal      
  • Jullundhar Seed Pvt Ltd., Pakistan           

Recent Industry Insights

  • The Thai seed industry is considered to be among the most advanced and well-developed industries in Asia-Pacific. It is the twenty-fourth largest seed exporter in the world, and third-largest seed exporter in Asia-Pacific, after Japan, and China.
  • In 2014, India, Bangladesh, and Nepal have signed a seed sharing agreement which will enable new and good-quality seeds to reach farmers faster, with the establishment of common frameworks for the release of varieties. This agreement is now further being expanded to ‘others’ Southeast Asian countries such as Cambodia and Sri Lanka

Key Deliverables in the Study

  • Market analysis, with region-specific assessments and competition analysis
  • Market overview, identification, and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the South and Southeast Asian seeds market and instrumental in changing the market scenario on, both, global and regional scale
  • Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies and their market share, along with an analysis of their current strategic interests and financial information, and strategies adopted to sustain and grow in the studied market.​

The Report Holds Importance for the Following Stakeholders

  • Producers and manufacturers
  • Enterprises operating in the industry
  • Traders and stakeholders operating in the sector
  • Investors/research institutions interested in the market

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