Vegetable breeding innovation in China and the Netherlands : a study at sectoral, company and project level

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU

Abstract

The seed business plays a crucial role at the basis of the food supply chain, and companies which are active in plant breeding and production and sales of seeds are embedded in a competitive environment. They continuously face challenges to develop higher yielding varieties with better or new qualities, optimized for sustainable production under a wide variety of growing conditions. To meet those challenges innovation through R&D is extremely important. For this study, I chose the vegetable breeding industry as the subject of this research and focused on two similar business sectors in two different parts of the world, China and the Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Omta, Onno, Promotor
  • Dons, Hans, Promotor
  • Jongsma, Maarten, Co-promotor
  • Huang, C.C., Co-promotor, External person
Award date26 Aug 2013
Place of PublicationS.l.
Print ISBNs9789461736536
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • seeds
  • seed production
  • food production
  • vegetables
  • propagation materials
  • plant breeding
  • innovations
  • product development
  • sustainable agriculture
  • china
  • netherlands

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