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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.

Seeds & Crop Biodiversity in European Policy

Seeds & Crop Biodiversity in European Policy

Welcome to Sprouts from Brussels! This newsletter is produced by Fulya Batur and ARCHE NOAH and wishes to inform the seeds and crop biodiversity movement across Europe on the policy developments which may have an impact on their activities. This month, i) Impact Assessment of Seeds Marketing Reform & EP Conference ii)Open Public Consultation on New Genomic Techniques and iii) Open Public Consultation on EU Framework for Sustainable Food Systems

On 22nd June a conference on the EU seed marketing reform in the European Parliament 

On 22nd June a conference on the EU seed marketing reform in the European Parliament 

The Geneva Academy, IFOAM Organics Europe, Demeter International and ARCHE NOAH cordially invite you to a Conference on the EU seed marketing reform in the European Parliament on the 22nd of June, from 1:30 pm until 5:45 pm with cross-party support. It will be hosted by Martin Häusling (GREENS/EFA), Eric Andrieu (S&D), Norbert Lins (EPP), Dacian Ciolos (Renew Europe) and Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL).

CALL for applications: SAVE OUR SEEDS programme

CALL for applications: SAVE OUR SEEDS programme

Save our seeds has set up a programme for young activists, educators, seed savers and various organisations on different seed issues. There will be one part more open to a general audience and a second part more detailed and with many lecturers from different realities.

SAVE the DATE and join the 11th European Forum for agrobiodiversity, the Let’s Liberate Diversity!

SAVE the DATE and join the 11th European Forum for agrobiodiversity, the Let’s Liberate Diversity!

The first edition of the forum took place in 2005 in Poitiers, France, and since then 10 editions have been organised in different European countries. The aim of these events has been to develop the issue of agricultural diversity by linking the work and experiences of the different actors involved, including public awareness, and promoting a horizontal and participatory dissemination of knowledge and expertise.

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