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Bringing diversity to Fields with Heritage Grains

Bringing diversity to Fields with Heritage Grains

Today’s food production is dependent on a small number of crops. By bringing old varieties back to the fields, the diversity of crops can be increased on farms. A Finnish projects shows that the special raw materials that are old seed varieties can bring economic value as food and associated services.

Cycling Seeds: a journey of discovery into traditional seed management from Italy to Iran

Cycling Seeds: a journey of discovery into traditional seed management from Italy to Iran

Eléonore Mahée, a 28 year-old French agricultural engineer, is cycling from Italy to Iran to explore traditional seed management in a project called Cycling Seeds.
Five months into her journey, having visited Italy, Albania, Greece, Turkey and Georgia, Eléonore takes us through her learnings, sharing some insights about the conservation of traditional seeds and cultivated biodiversity.

Seed Sovereignty in the European Union

Seed Sovereignty in the European Union

Grounded in UN human rights declaration and inspired by a policy analysis comparing EU and Indian legislation, this research provides EU policy recommendations to embed rural citizens’ human rights in the EU plant variety right system.

FiBL: Visiting Friends of Agrobiodiversity Across Europe

FiBL: Visiting Friends of Agrobiodiversity Across Europe

“To get to know this diversity better, we take you on a journey through Europe from north to south, visiting the pioneers of organic plant and animal breeding.
With their diverse and unique activities, they are contributing, not only to ecological, but also to societal resilience. “

The new Balkan Seed Network: opportunities for Eastern Europe

The new Balkan Seed Network: opportunities for Eastern Europe

Bori Lipka, from the Hungarian Seed Savers in Maghaz, attended the meeting of the new Balkan Seed Network. Here is a report of the meeting, which can be very important for other Eastern European realities to network together, for seed diversity!

Representing LLD at the 16th ECPGR meeting in Malmö, Sweden: a report from Sesam

Representing LLD at the 16th ECPGR meeting in Malmö, Sweden: a report from Sesam

Dylan Wallman from Föreningen Sesam, swedish seed savers, participated at the the 16th ECPGR meeting. The meeting, organized in collaboration with NordGen, was held in Malmö, Sweden, gathering National Coordinators from 28 countries and observers from NordGen, the FAO Plant Treaty Secretariat and the European NGOs.

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