Solynta and the F&BKP
The F&BKP supported a fact-finding mission in East Africa to explore the potential of the usage of hybrid true potato seeds (TPS) for this region, and to identify interested partners from both private and public sectors to support research, development and commercialization of this technology. The mission was implemented by Solynta and took place in six countries.
Solynta is a plant breeding and biotechnology company based in Wageningen, the Netherlands, home of one of the world’s main agricultural research institutions. Solynta has established a unique, non-GM technology platform that allows creating new potato varieties with superior traits and performance by targeted breeding. In addition, new varieties are developed manifold faster than what can be achieved by traditional breeding. Solynta’s award-winning hybrid true potato seeds will transform the way potatoes, one of the world’s most important staple crops, are grown and distributed worldwide