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Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jul 2022 - Jun 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.4 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA   (KWS)

    EU Transparency Register

    106034119290-26 First registered on 22 Oct 2015

    Goals / Remit

    KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around $1,94 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than $320 million last fiscal year in research and development.

    Main EU files targeted

    Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 March 2001 on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms and repealing Council Directive 90/220/EEC

    REGULATION (EC) No 1107/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 21 October 2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC

    Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategy

    on plants obtained by certain new genomic techniques and their food and feed, and
    amending Regulation (EU) 2017/62

    Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the production and marketing of plant reproductive material in the Union, amending Regulations (EU) 2016/2031, 2017/625 and 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Council Directives 66/401/EEC, 66/402/EEC, 68/193/EEC, 2002/53/EC, 2002/54/EC, 2002/55/EC, 2002/56/EC, 2002/57/EC, 2008/72/EC and 2008/90/EC (Regulation on plant reproductive material)

    Horizon programme


    Head Office
    Grimsehlstr. 31
    Einbeck 37574 - 13 63
    EU Office
    Grimsehlstr. 31
    Einbeck 37574 - 13 63


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 14 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Felix BÜCHTING 21 Sep 2023 20 Sep 2024
    Alessia COGLIANDRO 20 Sep 2023 19 Sep 2024
    Mr Hagen DUENBOSTEL 20 Sep 2022 20 Sep 2023
    Alessia COGLIANDRO 20 Sep 2022 20 Sep 2023
    Mr Hagen DUENBOSTEL 21 Oct 2021 20 Sep 2022
    Alessia COGLIANDRO 28 Sep 2021 20 Sep 2022

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Companies & groups

  • Networking


    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jul 2022 - Jun 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    We participated to the following EU projects and receveid funds for research puporses. Those amounts are NOT used for any activities within the scope of the Transparency Register.

    • 2022: ROOT2RES (111.45 euro) & EIC project - Triparental Plants (3PaTec) (323.342 euro)
    • 2024: Legume Generation EU Horizon Europe (71.836 euro)

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Rural, mountainous and remote areas (RUMRA) and smart villages

    Communication activities

    KWS in principle accompanies all of its political initiatives, objectives and actions also with communication and public relations. Over the past years this included engagement with the media on innovation and science in plant breeding and on agricultural practices, often in cooperation with or in support of our main associations.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    3 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 11 Oct 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject To discuss the contribution of innovative plant breeding to food security and sustainability to achieve the green deal objectives
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      • Joanna Stawowy (Cabinet member)
      • Jorge Pinto Antunes (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject New breeding techniques, innovation in seeds
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      • Vytenis Andriukaitis (Commissioner)
      • Nathalie Chaze (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Jan 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject New breeding techniques in plant breeding
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      • Martin Selmayr (Cabinet member)
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