Seed innovations allow us to continue to produce healthy and nutritious food.

Researchers are continuously working to develop seed innovations that allow us to produce crops with increased nutrition, better flavor profiles, improved shipping and shelf life, allowing food to stay fresh longer and have more consistent quality.

Why Seed Innovation

Seed innovations allow us to feed and cloth a growing population.

Seed innovations allow us to maximize the genetic potential of seed, allowing us to produce more food and textiles from the same land, which is essential to feed our growing population.

BENEFITS OF SEED INNOVATION

Seed innovations are improving our resource efficiency.

Over the past 35 years, seed innovations have reduced the amount of land used per bushel produced while also reducing soil erosion, water and energy use, as well as reducing greenhouse emissions. Source: fieldtomarket.org

LEARN ABOUT SEED INNOVATION

Our Members

Missouri Seedsmen Association
Asociacion Mexicana de Semilleros, A.C.
Loveland Production, Inc.
 Illinois Seed Trade Association
Ahern Seeds
Canada Plant Technology Agency
Loveland Production, Inc.
Canada Plant Technology Agency
Ahern Seeds
Missouri Seedsmen Association
Asociacion Mexicana de Semilleros, A.C.
 Illinois Seed Trade Association
The Value of Seed Innovation

The Value of Seed Innovation

Seed innovations result in produce that is healthier and more nutritious. And seed innovations mean less food waste because new varieties create produce that stays fresh longer and has more consistent quality.

Knowing How to Protect Your Innovations

Knowing How to Protect Your Innovations

SIPA strives to identify and develop educational materials as well as best practices related to the identification, promotion, and protection of seed innovation.

What are Intellectual Property Rights?

What are Intellectual Property Rights?

Intellectual Property Rights reward seed developers for their efforts and allows organizations to recoup their investments. It promotes further research and development and protects the invention that will ultimately end up in the public domain.

Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Membership

SIPA strives to provide its members the resources and tools to educate and promote the value of seed innovations as well as to identify new innovations and to protect and maintain those innovations.

About SIPA and Our Mission

About SIPA and Our Mission

The Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance is a member-driven organization.

SIPA is dedicated to promoting the understanding of the value of seed innovations and the need for protection and compliance of intellectual property rights that benefit growers, industry associates, consumers and the agricultural community.