Enabling the Business of Agriculture

Supplying seed

The supplying seed indicator measures laws and regulations that support the timely release of seed for use by domestic farmers. This indicator includes the time it takes to register a new variety, the cost of registering a new variety, and nine legal data points assessing good practices that promote transparency and efficiency of variety release processes. The indicator focuses on the formal sector while acknowledging that farmers use the formal and informal systems to access different types of seeds at a given point in time.

Country Supplying seed - Score Time to register a new cereal variety (days) Cost to register a new cereal variety (% of income per capita) Quality of seed regulation index (0-9)
Afghanistan 18.52 No practice No practice 5
Angola 14.81 No practice No practice 4
Argentina 78.69 351 12.2 7
Armenia 60.92 587 16.2 6
Australia Not scored Not scored Not scored Not scored
Austria 76.82 552 6.3 8
Bangladesh 18.52 No practice No practice 5
Belgium 76.32 552 7.0 8
Benin 7.41 No practice No practice 2
Bolivia 67.27 547 44.4 6
Bosnia and Herzegovina 18.52 No practice No practice 5
Brazil 71.26 576 3.4 7
Burkina Faso 14.81 No practice No practice 4
Burundi 18.52 No practice No practice 5
Cambodia 3.70 No practice No practice 1
Cameroon 14.81 No practice No practice 4
Canada 69.23 602 8.5 7
Chile 58.66 698 11.8 6
China 40.65 1575 267.1 5
Colombia 59.03 591 100.6 5
Congo, Dem. Rep. 3.70 No practice No practice 1
Côte d'Ivoire 69.55 368 112.5 5
Croatia 81.71 552 4.6 9
Czech Republic 73.61 552 11.0 8
Denmark 73.16 690 7.4 9
Dominican Republic 59.50 517 0.0 3
Egypt, Arab Rep. 57.09 599 137.4 5
Ethiopia 55.77 620 55.9 4
Finland 62.95 660 24.3 9
France 84.25 236 12.1 7
Georgia 72.37 581 0.0 6
Germany 58.09 919 13.4 9
Ghana 21.72 757 1012.7 5
Greece 70.49 729 8.6 9
Guatemala 85.03 300 0.2 7
Guinea 3.70 No practice No practice 1
Haiti 3.70 No practice No practice 1
Honduras 18.52 No practice No practice 5
Hungary 69.74 552 16.6 8
India 73.16 397 80.5 6
Iraq 14.81 No practice No practice 4
Ireland 66.31 951 0.5 9
Italy 74.09 624 5.3 8
Japan 73.93 454 1.2 5
Jordan 60.47 514 68.6 4
Kazakhstan 68.94 730 0.0 7
Kenya 79.47 322 106.8 7
Korea, Rep. 72.83 601 3.3 7
Kyrgyz Republic 22.22 970 183.5 6
Lao PDR 3.70 No practice No practice 1
Liberia 7.41 No practice No practice 2
Lithuania 68.54 579 16.4 8
Madagascar 7.41 No practice No practice 2
Malawi 37.92 579 1536.4 7
Malaysia 62.00 536 6.2 4
Mali 22.22 No practice No practice 6
Mexico 69.54 531 9.0 6
Morocco 62.42 593 17.5 5
Mozambique 61.48 602 117.5 6
Myanmar 76.90 147 21.0 3
Nepal 67.23 611 0.0 5
Netherlands 75.78 556 12.9 9
New Zealand Not scored Not scored Not scored Not scored
Nicaragua 60.60 410 23.6 5
Niger 22.22 No practice No practice 6
Nigeria 63.42 367 171.6 4
Norway 66.06 933 0.9 9
Pakistan 67.80 409 17.6 4
Panama 29.13 556 49.6 3
Peru 81.40 357 19.5 7
Philippines 84.00 275 54.0 7
Poland 65.78 699 17.5 9
Portugal 73.24 552 11.5 8
Romania 66.85 654 19.1 9
Russian Federation 65.91 716 0.0 6
Rwanda 3.70 No practice No practice 1
Senegal 32.59 561 647.8 4
Serbia 57.01 604 20.7 6
Sierra Leone 18.52 No practice No practice 5
Slovak Republic 72.47 610 8.6 8
South Africa 77.23 575 4.1 8
Spain 76.72 598 8.6 9
Sri Lanka 74.02 298 0.0 4
Sudan 30.59 654 616.1 4
Sweden 72.16 589 15.9 9
Switzerland 82.51 551 3.5 9
Tajikistan 22.22 No practice No practice 6
Tanzania 77.47 333 53.2 6
Thailand 78.20 358 6.3 6
Togo 14.81 No practice No practice 4
Tunisia 39.57 864 17.2 4
Turkey 61.49 646 22.0 8
Uganda 75.65 510 64.7 8
Ukraine 54.93 714 16.1 6
United Kingdom 70.78 641 14.3 9
United States Not scored Not scored Not scored Not scored
Uruguay 88.31 305 4.3 8
Uzbekistan 7.41 No practice No practice 2
Vietnam 44.57 901 350.2 7
Zambia 76.76 544 86.5 9
Zimbabwe 60.92 607 36.7 5