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Regulatory framework for plant breeding


In order to improve production in arable farming and grassland use, it is not only important to preserve existing bred species but also to further develop them. Regulating the process of breeding and certification of species in law can help to target and adapt these measures to the country’s specific circumstances. It also enables a neutral inspection of yield and performance data in plant breeding.

Good cooperation between state research and breeding organisations and private plant breeders can provide intensive support for the maintenance of varieties and advances in plant breeding.


  • A properly functioning country-wide administration and monitoring system with access to the relevant information and sufficient technical and human capacities for its design, implementation and monitoring
  • Clear and coherent political strategy and targets for policy-makers and public authorities
  • Clear responsibilities in public authorities
  • Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with farmers' organisations
  • Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with local advisory services
  • Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with research institutions
  • Sanction mechanisms
  • Training opportunities for public adminstrative staff

Possible Negative Effects

  • Plant breeding rules that are too strict hinder innovation transfer and therefore the development of arable farming
  • Bureaucratisation
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This page was last edited on 7 May 2023 | 7:22 (CEST)
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