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India Vegetable Seed Market - Size, Share, COVID-19 Impact & Forecasts up to 2028

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  • 294 Pages
  • January 2023
  • Region: India
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5716922
The India Vegetable Seed Market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.55%

Key Highlights

  • Largest Segment by Crop Family - Unclassified Vegetables: The segment is largest as Okra is cultivated throughout the year, with the increase in market players of vegetable suppliers, and the availability of warehouse facilities.
  • Largest Segment by Breeding Technology - Hybrids: There is an increase in the demand for hybrid seeds due to an increase in the cultivation area under hybrid seed and availbility of improved hybrid seed varieties.
  • Fastest-growing Segment by Crop Family - Roots & Bulbs: India is the leading producer of garlic, onion, and potatoes. The true seeds for garlic and potatoes were introduced leading the segment to be the fastest growing.
  • Fastest-growing Segment by Breeding Technology - Hybrids: The major companies are developing new hybrids and the adoption of hybrids is high due to disease-resistant, increased shelf life, high yield, and wider adaptability.

India Vegetable Seed Market Trends

Hybrids is the largest segment by Breeding Technology.

  • India is the second-largest vegetable producer in the world after China. The production and average productivity of vegetables in India are far behind other countries due to the use of low-quality and low-yielding varieties.
  • In India, hybrids and open-pollinated varieties and hybrid derivatives account for 66% and 34%, respectively, of the vegetable seed market due to an increase in the usage of hybrids in vegetable production.
  • OPV seeds are more common in leafy vegetables, along with some roots and bulbs such as tapioca, yams, and sweet potato, as farmers are willing to produce them every year on some portion of the arable land for extra income. In this context, small-scale farmers use OPV seeds to save them for the next crop.
  • Tomato, brinjal, okra, chili, and cucurbits are the major vegetables grown using hybrid seeds, and the varietal development in tomato and brinjal is high, with hybrid and OPVs being released from the public sector mostly in India.
  • In India, the hybrid vegetable seed market and OPVs are growing at almost similar rates, i.e., 4.6% and 4.4 respectively, as farmers are preferring OPVs for their taste, shape, and size.
  • The increasing population and decreasing arable land in India are boosting the demand for high-yielding varieties in hybrid or OPVs, along with disease and pest resistance, to decrease the input costs, as 80% of Indian farmers are small and marginal farmers.
  • However, with the ongoing research trials in genetically modified vegetables, GM brinjal is expected to be released in the near future. Government policies on safe and high-yielding varieties are also expected to boost the growth of the hybrid vegetable seed market in India.

India Vegetable Seed Market Competitive Analysis

The India Vegetable Seed Market is fragmented, with the top five companies occupying 27.51%. The major players in this market are Advanta Seeds - UPL, BASF SE, Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co. (Mahyco), Syngenta Group and VNR Seeds (sorted alphabetically).

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Table of Contents



3.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition
3.2 Scope of the Study​
3.3 Research Methodology

4.1 Area Under Cultivation
4.2 Most Popular Traits
4.3 Regulatory Framework
4.4 Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

5.1 Breeding Technology
5.1.1 Hybrids
5.1.2 Open Pollinated Varieties & Hybrid Derivatives
5.2 Cultivation Mechanism
5.2.1 Open Field
5.2.2 Protected Cultivation
5.3 Crop Family
5.3.1 Brassicas Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower & Broccoli Other Brassicas
5.3.2 Cucurbits Cucumber & Gherkin Pumpkin & Squash Other Cucurbits
5.3.3 Roots & Bulbs Garlic Onion Potato Other Roots & Bulbs
5.3.4 Solanaceae Chilli Eggplant Tomato Other Solanaceae
5.3.5 Unclassified Vegetables Asparagus Lettuce Okra Peas Spinach Other Unclassified Vegetables

6.1 Key Strategic Moves
6.2 Market Share Analysis
6.3 Company Landscape
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Advanta Seeds - UPL
6.4.2 BASF SE
6.4.3 Bayer AG
6.4.4 East-West Seed
6.4.5 Groupe Limagrain
6.4.6 Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co. (Mahyco)
6.4.7 Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.
6.4.8 Sakata Seeds Corporation
6.4.9 Syngenta Group
6.4.10 VNR Seeds


8.1 Global Overview
8.1.1 Overview
8.1.2 Porter’s Five Forces Framework
8.1.3 Global Value Chain Analysis
8.1.4 Global Market Size and DROs
8.2 Sources & References
8.3 List of Tables & Figures
8.4 Primary Insights
8.5 Data Pack
8.6 Glossary of Terms

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Advanta Seeds - UPL
  • Bayer AG
  • East-West Seed
  • Groupe Limagrain
  • Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co. (Mahyco)
  • Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.
  • Sakata Seeds Corporation
  • Syngenta Group
  • VNR Seeds