The Culinary Breeding Network organizes activities to inspire connection and collaboration throughout the food system, in order to improve plant breeding for organic farming. Among these activities was a trip to Italy, visiting the places where radicchio – the most famous form of plant Chicorium intybus – originates from.
The Gaia Foundation Seed Sovereignty Programme published a video looking at Irish growers who, amongst the chaos of Brexit and climate change, are chasing security and hope for the future by returning to growing and saving seed. Seeds and people have shaped each other...
Report “The Right to Seeds in Africa” published
The Geneva Academy, together with policy research think thank The South Center, Swissaid and CROPS4HD, released a new report on UPOV and UNDROP by the title: The Right To Seeds In Africa.
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.
ECLLD participation in the 2nd International Congress on Agrobiodiversity
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
First International Multi-stakeholder Symposium on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture – webcast
Technical Consultation on in situ conservation and on-farm management of PGRFA, 29 - 30 March 2021 Recognizing the importance of crop diversity is crucial for achieving food security and improved nutrition. Failure to...
UPOV animation: The great seed robbery
Most seed laws that are trying to be imposed in the world are based on a convention called UPOV (International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants). Most people or organisations don’t know about UPOV, and its contents and implications for our seeds are...
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...
Workshops at the 10th LLD!
The European Coordination Let's Liberate Diversity! is organizing two workshops at the next 10th LLD, one on EU networks and another on seed systems. French Version
10th European Forum Let’s Liberate Diversity!
Tenth edition of the Forum organized by the European Coordination Let's Liberate Diversity! After nine editions organised in as many different European countries, the LLD! Forum returns to France where it was organised for the first time in 2005. ...