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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

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

SPD#6: UNDROP, Farmers’ rights to seeds and biodiversity

SPD#6: UNDROP, Farmers’ rights to seeds and biodiversity

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 Dialoguers, in October 2021, the meeting focused on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and People living in rural areas (UNDROP)

SPD#5: The FAO Treaty and Farmers’ Rights

SPD#5: The FAO Treaty and Farmers’ Rights

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. In September 2021 the meeting focused on the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), and the notion of farmers’ rights.

The FAO Treaty and Farmers’ Rights

The FAO Treaty and Farmers’ Rights

Next September 30th at the Seed Policy Dialogue #5 we will have as guests the FAO Treaty Secretariat. After an explanation of the Treaty, we will specifically dialogue about the implementation of Farmers’ Rights and the impact of interest at the European level.

A European network for agricultural biodiversity

A European network for agricultural biodiversity

Over the past four years, the partners of the European DYNAVERSITY project have analysed and described the networks and actors involved in the dynamic management of agrobiodiversity. The main objective is the consolidation and enlargement of the on-farm network...

SEED POLICY DIALOGUE

SEED POLICY DIALOGUE

What does the next seed law reform foresee? Which is the vision of the agroecological movements and actors?  SEED POLICY DIALOGUE begins, once a month exchange with lawyer Fulya Batur and EC-LLD Members to analyse the Sprouts From...

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 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity Forum
on 27th / 28th / 29th October 2022, Budapest