native trait

Native Traits

Access the Syngenta native trait portfolio to develop new vegetable varieties.


The availability of native traits in new varieties is essential for them to perform when subjected to biotic and abiotic stresses.

Most industry players came together in the International Licensing Platform to provide access to their patent portfolio. Syngenta is also a member of ILP and through that platform provides access to all its Native Trait patents under FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) conditions. The license conditions are standard and provide freedom to operate for the participating companies in their breeding programs.

We want to go one step further and provide in addition to the patent access to materials, information and tools to bring the licensed trait to market as fast as possible.

The development of beneficial native traits requires complex breeding expertise and many years of research and development. By licensing our Native Trait patents in vegetables for others to use , we hope to enable breeders and growers, especially those from small and medium sized businesses and institutes, in their work to develop better varieties for farmers.

Ask us for more information on our Traits, the molecular markers to follow the Traits and the bio-assay that was used to discover the Trait. Gain access to the most suitable material to allow use of the trait. In this way we can collaborate to get our Native Traits into your new varieties quickly.