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Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jul 2021 - Jun 2022

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 (excl. seasonal workforce) in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. 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 €285 million last fiscal year in research and development

    *All indications excluding the results from the companies accounted for using the equity method AGRELIANT GENETICS LLC, AGRELIANT GENETICS INC. and KENFENG – KWS SEEDS CO., LTD.

    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

    Horizon programme

    Seed marketing directives


    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 06 Dec 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Felix BÜCHTING 21 Sep 2023 20 Sep 2024
    Ms Alessia Cogliandro 20 Sep 2023 19 Sep 2024
    Mr Hagen DUENBOSTEL 20 Sep 2022 20 Sep 2023
    Ms Alessia Cogliandro 20 Sep 2022 20 Sep 2023
    Mr Hagen DUENBOSTEL 21 Oct 2021 20 Sep 2022
    Ms 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 2021 - Jun 2022

    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 participate to a EU funded project and we will receive 110.000 euro. This amount is not used for any activities within the scope of the Transparency Register.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    KWS in principle accompanies all of its political initiatives, objectives and actions also with communication and public relations. Over the past year 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 publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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