EU Plant Reproductive Material Marketing Law Reform

An overview of the process so far and next steps in the negotiation process

Held on 4 June 2024 and organized by ECPGR in collaboration with Arche Noah (Austria), Rete Semi Rurali (Italy), Fundación Entretantos (Spain), the webinar:

  • Provided an overview of the EU negotiations on the reform of the Plant Reproductive Material (PRM) marketing rules
  • Presented the key elements of the original draft published in July 2023 by the EU Commission and their ‘evolution’, culminating in the proposal voted by the Parliament in April 2024. The analysis focused on those elements which are of greatest relevance for the PGRFA community (ex situ and on farm)
  • Touched upon critical issues which can still be addressed in the next negotiation phase and shared possible ways to influence the process at the national level through Agricultural Ministries.


  • Magdalena Prieler, Arche Noah, Austria [presentation - PDF (763,5 KB)]
  • Gea Galluzzi, Rete Semi Rurali, Italy and María Carrascosa, Fundación Entretantos, Spain [presentation - PDF (1,4 MB)]

Lorenzo Maggioni, ECPGR