Plant Varieties and Seeds (PVS) Strategy

Closed 19 Dec 2022

Opened 26 Sep 2022


The policy area of Plant Varieties and Seeds (PVS) covers Plant Variety Rights (intellectual property rights of plant breeders), plant variety registration, setting standards for marketing and certification of seed and other plant propagating material and ensuring that these standards are upheld.  

Defra, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and DAERA are working together to develop a UK PVS Strategy spanning 5 years. This will be the first strategy in the PVS area and will be an opportunity to engage with industry and other stakeholders to set out a shared vision, priorities, and actions to achieve these. 

We intend the strategy to be a means of setting direction, providing an overall framework to support prioritisation and provide clarity. 

We are keen to invite ideas from any interested parties across the UK to feed into our strategy. This call for ideas seeks to gather initial input and we plan to continue engagement throughout the process. 

The call for ideas will be open from 26th September until 19th December.

What happens next

The feedback gathered from this call for ideas will be used to draft the first Plant Varieties and Seeds strategy. Stakeholder engagement will continue throughout the strategy development process and a consultation will be conducted when an initial draft is ready. 


  • Business/Private Sector


  • Plants