As "Canada's Seed Partner", SeCan actively seeks partnerships that promote profitability in Canadian agriculture. SeCan is the largest supplier of certified seed to Canadian farmers with more than 700 independent seed business members from coast to coast engaged in seed production, processing and marketing. We are a private, not-for-profit, member corporation with the primary goal of accessing and promoting leading genetics.
We work closely with our breeding partners to bring top-performing cultivars to Canadian farmers. SeCan has more than 480 varieties across the major field crops, including cereals, oilseeds, pulses, special crops, grasses, and legumes. Most of the varieties we distribute were developed by publicly-funded Canadian plant breeding organizations such as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, provincial ministries of agriculture, and universities. We also distribute varieties sourced by private and foreign companies.
Our genetics are easily accessible. Farmers can purchase SeCan varieties at most dealers of certified seed in Canada, which allows them the convenience of choosing a preferred local supplier.
Since SeCan was formed in 1976 we've been able to bring new varieties with improved features into commercial production more quickly. This is a benefit to everyone in the business, including farmers, millers and other processors, consumers and exporters.
We're proud of our accomplishments. SeCan continues to be a major supporter of plant breeding in Canada. To date, the organization has returned more than $118 million in royalties and research funding. We support Plant Breeders' Rights as a way to ensure the long-term sustainability of a healthy and viable seed industry in Canada.
Please contact us if you have questions about SeCan or the benefits of membership.