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Identification number in the register: 27731914123-85
Registration date: 06/09/2010 12:02:02

The information on this entity was last modified on: 22/04/2015 15:31:22
The date of the last annual update was: 22/04/2015 15:31:22
Next update due latest on: 22/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual




    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Unter Brüglingen, 6
Basel 4052

(+0041)61 545 99 11

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Béla Bartha


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Béla Bartha


    Goals / remit

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.

  • European
  • national

    Specific activities covered by the Register

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

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 2   75%: 10   50%: 8   25%: 2



Employees that are involved in international projects.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Environment
  • Food Safety

    Membership and affiliation



IG-Saatgut, SAVE, ECPGR, SKEK (Swiss Commission for the safeguard of endangered plant genetic resources, Let's liberate diversity

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

< 9,999 €

2,610,000 €

460,000 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

450,000 €

10,000 €

2,150,000 €

700,000 €

950,000 €

500,000 €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.