French Interprofessional Organisation|for Seeds and Plants

International relations

GNIS provides guidance on how to develop a viable seed industry that respects international standards

7 partnerships in progress!

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ASFIS: French training, consultancy and expertise assessment for the seed sector

More than 120 themes of training offered every year!

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GNIS hosted a delegation of the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture and Food

January 11th, 2019

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Plant breeders contribute to the continued supply of a wide range of improved plant varieties

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GNIS is the French Interprofessional Organisation for Seeds and Plants.

GNIS facilitates discussions, exchanges, and decision-making by all stakeholders of the seed sector.

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The certification of seeds and seedlings public service is carried out by SOC, the official service for control and certification of seeds and plants.

SOC also verifies compliance with phytosanitary regulations. SOC is a specific technical department in charge of the public mission entrusted to GNIS by French regulation. The department is run by a senior state official appointed by the Ministry of Agriculture, who also represents France at the OECD and UNECE on matters involving seeds certification.

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France, world seed leader


european seed producer


new varieties per year

€3.3 billion 

sector's turnover



Seeds, A Solution to Current and Future Food Challenges