III - Non-governmental organisations
Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar
Unter Brüglingen, 6
(+0041)61 545 99 11
Mr Béla Bartha
Mr Béla Bartha
ProSpecieRara is a foundation for the protection and promotion of the genetical and cultural diversity of cultivated plants (plant genetic resources) and rare breeds. ProSpecieRara has been founded 1982 with the aim to safeguard the agrobiodiversity in Switzerland. The foundation is coordinating 160 different orchards with 1800 fruitvarieties and 9000 trees and offers every year about 400 vegetable-varieties to a broder public and keeps about 1100 varieties in a seedbank. ProSpecieRara is engaged in the safeguard of rare breeds (26 breeds) as well. Since 1998 ProSpecieRara began to colaborate with one of the biggest supermarkets (COOP) in Switzerland and developed and ist still developing a productline under it’s own label. The aim of that label is to bring back agrobiodiversity on endangered species in agriculture into the shops and on the market. With that kind of knowledge ProSpecieRara wants to contribute to international programs like GENRES or Life Long learning. Till now the ProSpecieRara-Label for Agrobiodiversity is unique for Europe.
Better regulation on seeds. European patent law. On farm conservation and management strategy. Nagoya protocol.
For a better EU-directive concerning the marketing of non registered varieties of cultivated plants
No patents on living organisms
For GMO-free protection and propagation activities of plant genetic resources
100%: 2 75%: 10 50%: 8 25%: 2
Employees that are involved in international projects.
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IG-Saatgut, SAVE, ECPGR, SKEK (Swiss Commission for the safeguard of endangered plant genetic resources, Let's liberate diversity
01/2013 - 12/2013
< 9,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.