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Profile of registrant


Identification number in the register: 27731914123-85
Registration date: 06/09/10 12:02:02

The information on this organisation was last modified on 08/09/14 08:29:56
The date of the last annual update was 08/09/14 08:29:56

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: ProSpecieRara
Acronym: PSR
Legal status: Foundation
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Béla Bartha
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Béla Bartha
Position: Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 6 Unter Brüglingen 
Basel 4052
Telephone number: (+0049) 61 545 99 11
Fax number: (+0049) 61 545 99 12
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 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.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information: Employees that are involved in international projects.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

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

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Environment
  • Food Safety


Total number of members that are natural persons: 12,500
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

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

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 2,610,000
of which public financing: 460,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 450,000
- from local/regional sources: 10,000
from other sources: 2,150,000
- donations: 700,000
- contributions from members: 950,000
Sponsors : 500,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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