The TystofteFoundation

TystofteFonden is a self-governing foundation which, under the applicable legislation, has been delegated a number of control tasks by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark.

The TystofteFoundation manages activities regarding national listing, plant breeders rights and certification of seeds in Denmark. The activities are carried out under a delegation of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark. has also been appointed to carry out variety testing and official control cultivation. TystofteFonden operates as a secretariat for the Danish Plant Variety Board.

The Tystofte testing station is located near Skælskør in the municipality of Slagelse.

Information about TystofteFonden and its activities can be found on the foundation's website

The Danish Agricultural Agency supervises TystofteFonden in connection with the delegated tasks and the designated tasks.

TystofteFoundation board members:

  • Thor Gunnar Kofoed, President
  • Kim Bonde Petersen, Vicepresident
  • Lise Nistrup Jørgensen, board member
  • Klaus K. Nielsen, board member
  • Birger Eriksen, board member
  • Gert Hansen Juhl, board member representing the employees.


Plant & Biosecurity
Phone: 33 95 80 00
E-mail: Planter&