Rijk Zwaan's approach to fighting food loss and waste.
Rijk Zwaan consolidates its core strengths: Robust, resilient and reliable solutions to help build a better future with dependable supply of healthy and high-quality vegetables. In Rijk Zwaan Afrisem we are focused on developing vegetable varieties that are well-suited to the African climate and growing conditions. There we breed determinate tomato (outdoor), African eggplant, African hot pepper, African kale as well as screening global varieties for local conditions.
Investing in Seed Quality
Rijk Zwaan seed is produced all over the world but every single seed, no matter where it is produced or eventually sold, is first sent to the Netherlands for centralized quality control - cleaning, testing and quality management. In 2018 Rijk Zwaan opened the Seed Quality Centre (SQC) – a dedicated new facility with laboratories, climate controlled cells and its own greenhouse.
Success with Loleza Rz F1
Rijk Zwaan Afrisem is breeding African Hot Peppers. The goal is to develop high yielding habanero varieties with improved resistance packages for better crop security. There is a strong focus on pungency but also on aroma, earliness and improved shelf life.
‘The future is sky’
Rijk Zwaan highlights the importance of shared entrepreneurship in cucumber breeding with first video in it’s the future is Sky’ series
Holland Greentech, are official supplier of Rijk Zwaan seeds in Rwanda. Recently they organized an event to introduce Kazinga RZ F1, an African Eggplant hybrid variety.
RZ Learning Platform Live!
Rijk Zwaan knows that sometimes extra support is needed to make a success of the crop. Our team is very proud to announce that the first Rijk Zwaan Learning course is now available online!
Melon tasting in Rwanda
Holland Greentech (HGT) are Rijk Zwaan distributors in Rwanda. Recently they held a melon-tasting event as part of an effort to bring new crops to farmers in that country.
The history of Rijk Zwaan
Perhaps you know that Rijk Zwaan is a vegetable breeding company based in the Netherlands, and that Rijk Zwaan is ranked as number 4 in the world for vegetable seed, but did you know that Rijk Zwaan is also a family owned
Crop Guides Available
Rijk Zwaan supplies quality vegetable seeds, but we know that sometimes extra support is needed to make a success of the crop.
HortIvoire boosts local vegetable produce in Ivory Coast
The future of farming and food production is a shared responsibility. As a vegetable breeding company, we not only bring new and innovative vegetable varieties to market, but also recognise our responsibility to contribute to sustainable food systems worldwide. That is why we continue to engage with local growers and other partners in the food chain to help feed the world and stimulate vegetable consumption. This story about HortIvoire in Ivory Coast is an example.