Plant breeding
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.

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. “

SPD#8: UPOV Convention – its Impact on Farmers in Europe and Globally

SPD#8: UPOV Convention – its Impact on Farmers in Europe and Globally

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. The last SPD of the year in December 2021 was dedicated to plant variety protection, and more specifically to the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention

No Patents on Seeds! calls for an International Conference

No Patents on Seeds! calls for an International Conference

No Patents on Seeds! has started a petition calling for an international conference. The organisation is demanding that a ministerial conference of the contracting states of the EPO is held within one year, with the aim of taking effective measures to stop patents being granted on conventional plant and animal breeding.

ECLLD-NEWS! February

ECLLD-NEWS! February

Europe - It's time to exchange seeds, what initiatives are there in your country? Within what legal framework is it possible to act? How can we have organic varieties and how is the organic plant breeding status? KWANN-Norwegian Seed Savers organized a...

Seed Saving for Local Adaptation

Seed Saving for Local Adaptation

The Norwegian Seed Savers will soon be hosting a webinar on Seed Saving for Local Adaptation with Dr. Bradley Tonnesen, who comes recommended courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance.  Dr. Bradley Tonnesen holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Colorado State...

BIOFACH – World´s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food

BIOFACH – World´s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food

The trade fair duo BIOFACH and VIVANESS will take place in 2021 from 17 - 19 February 2021 completely digital. Organic is more than a label or certification: organic stands for quality and conviction – for the responsible use of nature’s resources. BIOFACH in the...

ECO-PB Newsletter January 2021

ECO-PB Newsletter January 2021

WEBSITE UPDATES Training & teaching materialThe COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 190 countries and all continents (United Nations, 2020). To counteract...

To register or not to register, that is the question

To register or not to register, that is the question

Sharing views and experiences around the registration of farmers’ varieties Webinar co-organized by the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT and Oxfam NetherlandsDATE: Tuesday, 10 November 2020TIME: 14:00 – 15:30 (UTC+01:00)> REGISTER HERE <...

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