Recently, OpenSourceSeeds has tried out whether the development of a new variety can be financed with a crowdfunding campaign. With success: the first harvest is expected in 2023.
“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. “
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!
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.
EC-LLD members of DKNV, the umbrella association for diversity of cultivated plants and breeds in German-speaking countries, invite you to sign the petition they initiated in favor of seed 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.
Find diversity here! Browse through the varieties and get inspired for your garden and your kitchen. You will find access to seeds and plant material for more than 4700 varieties that are in ProSpecieRara hands. From the ‘Swedish Blue’ potato to the ‘Grape’ apple and the parsnip: discover this diversity and contribute to its preservation!
With this regulatory kit written in French, RSP provides all the information you need to understand the legal aspects of marketing seeds and their general legal framework.
Let’s Liberate Diversity! presented an abstract at the 2nd International Congress on Agrobiodiversity. During the “Scientific Symposium session: Integrated Conservation and Use of Agrobiodiversity”, ECLLD showed the impact that LLD and LCD events have on the conservation and use of agrobiodiversity to change our seed and food systems
To discuss policy developments that affect crop diversity movements, the European Coordination Let’s Liberate Diversity (ECLLD) has launched a series of virtual Seed Policy Dialogues.