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Company profile

GEVES, the French Variety and Seed Study and Control Group, has three official missions:

  • Registration of new plant varieties in the official catalogue
  • Legal protection of varieties (plant variety rights)
  • Seed certification according to international standards

GEVES is also responsible for the national coordination of plant genetic resources for the Ministry of Agriculture.

GEVES is designated as the National Reference Laboratory for:

  • Detection of GMOS in maize (seeds) and soya, rapeseed and flax (seeds and vegetative parts)
  • Quality testing of seeds and propagating material

Activities :
In addition to these missions, GEVES is an internationally renowned centre of expertise for plant and seed related activities. This includes involvement in research activities, management of genetic resources, and specialised training courses. GEVES also monitors a national network of laboratories for seed analysis.

GEVES makes its specialised expertise openly available to the plant and seed sectors, providing high-quality services to a range of private customers.