UFS (Union Française des Semenciers) is the French seed association for seed companies & plant breeders.
UFS, which was founded in March 2009, is a trade association which deals with Seed Industry and plant breeding promotion in France and Worldwide. UFS gathers 135 seed companies involved in 3 key activities :
UFS gathers the companies that were previously members of the 6 federations and associations:
AFSA : cereals & pulses
FFSFG : forage plants & amenity grasses
FNPSP : vegetables & ornamentals
OLEOSEM : oil seeds
SEPROMA : maize
SPFGB : sugar beets & chicory seeds
For generations, Seed Companies have been contributing, through the breeding process, to the safety of the food chain and to the economy, with regard to sustainable development.
> Represents its members and their interests on the national and international scale.
> Makes proposals to public authorities and other parties, stands up for the positions adopted on issues common to their profession.
> Bases its positions on discussions amongst professionals, relying on technical analysis and studies if need be.
> Works in strong partnership with all agricultural and food supply chains.
Strengthened by the diversity and by the expertise of its members, UFS cares to develop a positive image of the Seed Industry’s activities.