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Our governance

The Cooperative is Limagrain’s parent company and its 1,500 farmer members make up the Group’s main shareholders.

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Limagrain is unique

Cooperative governance that is unprecedented among worldwide seed leaders

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In a landscape of seed companies dominated by large agro-chemical groups, Limagrain sets itself apart with its cooperative mode of governance.

A tandem of farmer Chairman / salaried CEO co-manages the Group

Pascal VIGUIER

Farmer Chairman


Damien BOURGAREL

Salaried CEO

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A company of men and women, not capital

A democratic model, "one person = one vote"

A tandem of elected farmer / salaried top executive is reproduced within each activity

Limagrain’s Field Seeds activity

Unique governance reproduced in Field Seeds


Régis FOURNIER

Salaried CEO of the Field Seeds activity


Sébastien VIDAL

Farmer Chairman of the Field Seeds activity

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Fields Seeds board members, farmers involved in strategic decisions

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Eric 
GRELICHE

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Marielle 
BOILE

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Yannick
CHASSAING

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Jean-Luc 
PETOTON

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Learn more about the Group

Limagrain: an agricultural cooperative and international seed group

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Founded in 1965, Limagrain is an agricultural cooperative owned by French farmers. 
The Cooperative is Limagrain’s parent company. The Group is managed by a tandem of elected farmer Chairman and salaried CEO to encourage a range of viewpoints between Board Members and Top Executives. Decisions in the end are made by farmers.


"Our unique governance model ensures a long-term vision and stability. Farmers benefit from solutions that last."

Sébastien VIDAL, Farmer - Chairman of the Field Seeds Activity

Limagrain’s fundamental values 

Progress

Progress has always been at the core of Limagrain’s mission and convictions.

Perseverance

Our Perseverance is rooted in our cooperative governance.

Cooperation

Limagrain is a company of people and Cooperation is part of our DNA.

To learn more about Limagrain: www.limagrain.com
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Limagrain key figures: 

1,500 farmer members 
more than 9,000 employees with more than 80 nationalities

4th largest seed company worldwide

Close to 1.9 billion euros in sales (IFRS 11) & 642 million euros from strategic partnerships1

Close to 17% of seed sales2 for professionals dedicated to research 

Subsidiaries in 57 countries 
Distribution in 150 countries

(1) Strategic partnerships: AgReliant, AGT, Genective, Seed Co, Soltis, Canterra Seeds, Hengji Limagrain seeds, Carthage Génétique and Prime Seed Co

(2) Sales from seed activities intended for professional markets and including 50% of the activities of AgReliant

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