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To encourage, develop and promote the dynamic management of cultivated biodiversity on farms and gardens

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Erasmus+ // SEEDING EUROPE

Don’t miss the series of 8 webinars in 4 languages dedicated to European policies and the legal landscape,  concerning seeds and cultivated biodiversity. 

AgrobiodiversityCommunity Seed BanksSeed Networks
Cycling Seeds: a journey of discovery into traditional seed management from Italy to Iran

Cycling Seeds: a journey of discovery into traditional seed management from Italy to Iran

Eléonore Mahée, a 28 year-old French agricultural engineer, is cycling from Italy to Iran to explore traditional seed management in a project called Cycling Seeds.
Five months into her journey, having visited Italy, Albania, Greece, Turkey and Georgia, Eléonore takes us through her learnings, sharing some insights about the conservation of traditional seeds and cultivated biodiversity.

EC-LLD meetingsLet's Liberate Diversity!LLD2022
Testimonials and reports from the 11th LLD Forum

Testimonials and reports from the 11th LLD Forum

From 27-29 October 2022, the 11th Liberate Diversity Forum took place in Budapest, also to celebrate 10 years of activity of Maghaz, Hungarian members of the European Coordination. The programme included 12 workshops, from political-legislative to practical and concrete aspects for the use and conservation of agrobiodiversity, 2 international seed exchanges and 2 bread and beer tastings from local varieties. During the extraordinary meeting of EC-LLD, the entry of a new member - the Danish Seed Savers - and the new statutes were voted on. Download the full report!

CommunicationNewsScientific publication
A new paper on digital sequence information, cultivated biodiversity and the movement for open source seed systems

A new paper on digital sequence information, cultivated biodiversity and the movement for open source seed systems

A new paper discusses the different sides of the digital sequence information (DSI) debate, by analysing the ongoing legal vacuum for DSI and the potential of open-source seed as a social movement and governance mechanism across physical and digital spheres.

LLD Budapest 2022

From the 27th to 29th October the European Coordination and Magház, the Hungarian seed savers, organized a 3 days of Forum to gather, exchange and learn together about cultivated diversity and dynamic seed management.

 – SEEDS STORIES –

 – Legal Watch – 

The legal watch is realised by the French Farmers’ seeds network, Réseau Semences Paysannes. Informations are related to seeds marketing, intellectual property rights, genetic ressources.

It is presented in French.

 

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Looking to the future from the agroecological perspective
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Una mirada al futuro con visión agroecológica is series of online events addressing the multiple dimensions of agroecology that make this holistic approach essential to the ecological and social sustainability of agriculture. The talks are organised by La Casa Encendida in collaboration with the Antonio Bello Chair of , ...
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Which seeds for a just transition to agroecological and sustainable food systems?
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Sarah Wiener MEP and Martin Häusling MEP for the Greens/EFA group organise a hybrid event to present a political study they commissioned in preparation of the Commission’s expected proposal for a new seed marketing legislation in the first half of 2023. The event EU reform of seeds marketing rules: Which seeds fo , ...
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Looking to the future from the agroecological perspective
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Una mirada al futuro con visión agroecológica is series of online events addressing the multiple dimensions of agroecology that make this holistic approach essential to the ecological and social sustainability of agriculture. The talks are organised by La Casa Encendida in collaboration with the Antonio Bello Chair of , ...
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11th Annual Seed Library Summit
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Feb. 11, 2023 8 AM – 3:30 PM PST Online, Free Register here TO KNOW MORE   , ...
Gaia Foundation Seed Gathering 2023
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The Gaia Foundation is hosting its second Seed Gathering within the Seed Sovereignty Programme UK and Ireland: a space to come together to share, learn, and connecting across local and international networks. Starting on a keynote by award-winning Dan Saladino, the event will feature both informative sessions ie on the , ...
11th Seed Library Summit
All Day
Join us for the 11th Annual Seed Library Summit. Share stories, successes and inspiration about your seed library or learn how to start one. More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/11th-seed-library-summit-tickets-386203664557 Keynote speaker: Beata Tsosie-Peña is the founder of Española Seed Library, poet, activ , ...
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Gaia Foundation Seed Gathering 2023
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The Gaia Foundation is hosting its second Seed Gathering within the Seed Sovereignty Programme UK and Ireland: a space to come together to share, learn, and connecting across local and international networks. Starting on a keynote by award-winning Dan Saladino, the event will feature both informative sessions ie on the , ...
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Looking to the future from the agroecological perspective
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Una mirada al futuro con visión agroecológica is series of online events addressing the multiple dimensions of agroecology that make this holistic approach essential to the ecological and social sustainability of agriculture. The talks are organised by La Casa Encendida in collaboration with the Antonio Bello Chair of , ...
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Looking to the future from the agroecological perspective
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Una mirada al futuro con visión agroecológica is series of online events addressing the multiple dimensions of agroecology that make this holistic approach essential to the ecological and social sustainability of agriculture. The talks are organised by La Casa Encendida in collaboration with the Antonio Bello Chair of , ...
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