EPSO observers are involved in EPSO policy activities and events.

When EPSO produces a statement or a recommendation, prepares and holds a workshop, etc., observers can be involved in the discussions and have the opportunity to give their input. Any non-academic organisation or institution interested in plant science can apply to become an observer by simply completing the request form and sending it to the EPSO office.

The following organisations and companies are EPSO observers:


Farmers and extension services


  • Pieter De Corte, ELO (European Landowners’ Organization)


  • BASF
  • Valerie Mazza, Limagrain
  • Klaus K. Nielsen, DLF Trifolium
  • Arjen van Tunen, Keygene
  • Viktor Korzun, KWS
  • Miroslav Griga, Agritec Plant Research, Ltd
  • Bayer CropScience AG
  • Joanna Porankiewicz-Asplund, AgriSera
  • SES VanDer Have N.V
  • Filip Cnudde, Dow AgroSciences
  • Marco Soares, Aralab
  • Elena Orsini, Strube Research
  • Rebeca Fernandez, FoodDrinkEurope
  • Kurt Ramskogler, LIECO GmbH & Co KG

Linked to ministries

  • GIZ (German Society for International Cooperation)
  • EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization)