Interview of Dr. Steffen Noleppa for on German plant breeding


The editorial department of has recently conducted an interview with Dr. Steffen Noleppa, member of the HFFA Executive Committee, on the contribution of German plant breeding and the support it needs. The interview covers topics like price rises in agriculture, breeding progress vs. increasing needs of food, intellectual property rights in agriculture, German breeding research in the international context and others.

Read the complete interview with Dr. Noleppa here. 


Dr. Noleppa and Prof. Harald von Witzke are the authors of the study "The social importance of plant breeding in Germany" that the interview refers to.

This study is available for download.

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