A Cooperative and a Group

The construction of a cooperative Group founded and managed by farmers

As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products. We offer well-known brands to farmers, industry, and consumers.


Activities and brands


For Limagrain, everything began with a group of bold, visionary farmers. Learn more about the major steps in this unique adventure that just a few people initiated more than 50 years ago, and which the generations that followed have continued with perseverance.

The story of Limagrain

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Limagrain's organization

Vilmorin & Cie
Beginning with the cooperative parent company, Limagrain operates by combining its local and international dimensions. As part of this development effort in close proximity to its markets, our seed activities*, grouped together in the company Vilmorin & Cie, have been listed on the stock market, since 1993, in order to diversify funding sources.
(*Field Seeds, Vegetable Seeds and Garden Products)


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Our Business Units
We decided to organize the company into Business Units (BUs) because we felt the need to encourage proximity with our various markets, which are highly segmented in terms of products and regions. This organization has been a strong asset: it allows us to better anticipate the expectations of our stakeholders, be more efficient and agile, and increase our global market position.



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