AIC is a member of ESA. ESA is the voice of the European seed industry, representing the interests of those active in research, breeding, production and marketing of seeds of agricultural, horticultural and ornamental plant species. ESA's mission is to work for:
- effective protection of intellectual property rights relating to plants and seeds;
- fair and proportionate regulation of the European seed industry;
- freedom of choice for customers (farmers, growers, industry, consumers) in supplying seeds as a result of innovative, diverse technologies and production methods.