Seed Valley

Seed Valley is the area in the Netherlands with dozens of companies active in the fields of plant breeding, seed technology, and associated services. Here specialists develop the ‘green software’ that determines the color or size of a flower, how a tomato tastes and whether lettuce is resistant to diseases. Growers all over the world are supplied with high-quality seeds from the Netherlands. This makes Seed Valley the global epicenter of applied green genetics and a challenging international work field.


Expanding horizons

Plant breeding and seed technology are multidisciplinary fields of work. The development of better varieties and seed requires knowledge of disciplines including plant cultivation, genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, and bio-informatics. Companies based within Seed Valley offer numerous opportunities to ambitious professionals keen to push back their frontiers. Their contribution is necessary to continue to the strong growth of past decades, to expand breeding and research activities, and to tackle new developments effectively.


Companies offer internships for students from diverse disciplines. On our website you will find an overview of all the vacancies in Seed Valley.