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Monika Messmer
(Dr. sc. agr)

Department of Crop Sciences
Group lead Plant Breeding
Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick

Phone +41 (0)62 865-0443


Freya Schäfer
(M.Sc. Gartenbauwissenschaften)

Steering.Research coordination
FiBL Deutschland e.V.
Kasseler Straße 1a
D-60486 Frankfurt

Phone +49 (0)69 7137699-83
Fax +49 (0)69 7137699-9

Plant breeding research and variety testing

The cultivation and production of organic food depend on suitable varieties and cultivation practices. Establishing a focused breeding for special breeding goals used in organic agriculture is thus an important condition for the further increase of efficiency and production stability of the organic food production. Additionally, the genetically modified varieties that conquer more and more of the seed market and the restricted usage of genetic material due to patenting of living organisms demand alternative approaches for plant breeding research.

On the following sites, background information about the topic and information about FiBL projects, publications, and news are provided.