Maria Noichl (S&D) is a member of the European Parliament representing the Bavarian regions Oberbayern and Schwaben. She is a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development as well as the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality. Maria Noichl was the rapporteur of the initiative report on the “State of play of farmland concentration in the EU: how to facilitate the access to land for farmers”. Prior to her decision to run for the European Parliament, she was a representative of the Bavarian Parliament and the spokesperson for agriculture and forestry. She used to work as a teacher for nutrition and handicrafts.