Manuel Boss Takes Over Reins of ‘Plants and Plant Products’ Competence Division

Manuel Boss

Manuel Boss takes over the reins of the ‘Plants and Plant Products’ Competence Division on 1 June 2021. He brings his extensive network and his experience in science and agricultural policy with him to Agroscope.

Manuel Boss takes over the reins as new Head of the ‘Plants and Plant Products’ Competence Division on 1 June 2021. As a former Embassy Counsellor for Agriculture at the Swiss Mission in Brussels and thanks to his previous posts at the Federal Office for Agriculture and Syngenta, he brings wide-ranging experience in both agricultural policy and in research and development to his new job. The implementation and further development of agricultural policy according to scientific principles will continue to be a main focus of the ‘Plants and Plant Products’ Competence Division in future. Manuel Boss’s network ranges from federal agencies to cantons and sectoral associations, all the way to the people responsible for agriculture and science in the EU. His career to date rests on the foundations of his biology studies at the Universities of Bern and Freiburg. Boss aims to contribute to the development of innovative approaches to transforming today’s agriculture and food sector into a thoroughly sustainable system, from production to food. 

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03.05.2021

Manuel Boss Takes Over Reins of ‘Plants and Plant Products’ Competence Division

Manuel Boss takes over the reins of the ‘Plants and Plant Products’ Competence Division at Agroscope on 1 June 2021. He brings with him his extensive network and his experience in science and agricultural policy. Up till now, Manuel Boss has worked in Brussels as an Embassy Counsellor for Agriculture. Prior to this, he was employed at the Federal Office for Agriculture and Syngenta.

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Plants and Plant Products

The main tasks of the CD include safeguarding the quality of seed and planting stock under Swiss growing conditions and refining cultivation techniques. The CD is also responsible for testing plant-protection products, producing expert reports on authorisation, and coordinating the diagnosis, monitoring and risk assessment of new and dangerous organisms.

Last modification 03.05.2021

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