Invitation to present experiences, good practices and examples of practices aimed at the implementation of Article 9 of the International Treaty on the Sustainable Use of Genetic Resources in Agriculture at national level. Contributions must be received by June 30th using the following e-mail address:
will then also be published on the website of the International Treaty:
The complete document in English here
The Laboratory of Rural Studies "Sismondi", which for years
promote scientific and cultural research, and
the dissemination of knowledge as it evolves
of rural areas, decided to dedicate the conference to the
reflection on the state of application and on the
Potential of the Partnership Operational Groups
European Agricultural Innovation (GO
The Operating Groups, while following paths
differentiated and influenced by different local contexts,
represent a great opportunity for coprojecting
multifactorial innovation (technical,
The introductory reports will be used to trace the
the international and national context in which it operates
tool has been designed and applied, until you open it.
an overview of the Tuscan regional situation. The
The second part will be dedicated to the comparison of
significant and strong national experiences
differentiated according to contexts, fields of application and
outcomes, in order to draw elements of reflection and proposals
of improvement, to be merged, with the contribution of
of the participants, in the proceedings of the conference.
The day will end with the award ceremony of the
winners of the "Diego Pinducciu" and "Antonella" awards
Ara", dedicated to the memory of two colleagues, friends and
members of the Sismondi Laboratory.
Here the brochure: BROCHURE CONVEGNO 18-07-18_DEF.pdf
To multiply the seeds is also possible in the family garden. The stupendous and ancient practice to close the cycle of the plants to reproduce the seed of his/her own vegetables can be learned. ProSpecieRara proposes a course on the autoproduzione of the seeds in which the theoretical notions of base and practices are introduced for accompanying his/her own experiences in the garden. In the day of Saturday the course is held by Friedemann Ebner, selector and collaborator of Sativa, biological firm of production of the seeds to Rheinau.
To participate in the course to have is necessary of the least knowledges on the cultivation of the vegetables
Allow to delight you on Sundays morning from a rich sideboard breakfast in the picturesque environment of the court of the center ProSpecieRara. Inaugurated the center to St. Pietro of Stabio eleven years ago it is a small oasis of horticultural difference in the Mendrisiotto. An occasion to discover the demonstrative garden in the different ones in the summer!
ProSpecieRara & Lange Alder Zoo
ProSpecieRara building market
Sunday, 2 September 2018 10:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs
Lange Erlen Zoo, Basel
The Lange Erlen Zoo with its various ProSpecieRara breeds and the vegetable garden offers a colourful environment for this beautiful autumn market with all its specialities. Whether apples and tomatoes of various traditional varieties, cheese from the copper neck goat, dried sausages and skins from Valais sheep or liqueurs from old berry varieties - everyone will find what they are looking for, from the sweet mouth to the gourmet.The Lange Erlen Zoo with its various ProSpecieRara breeds and the vegetable garden offers a colourful environment for this beautiful autumn market with all its specialities. Whether apples and tomatoes of various traditional varieties, cheese from the copper neck goat, dried sausages and skins from Valais sheep or liqueurs from old berry varieties - everyone will find what they are looking for, from the sweet mouth to the gourmet.
guided tours To the ProSpecieRara animals13 o'clock
To the wild animals12 and 15 o'clock
seed exchange from 14-15 h at the ProSpecieRara tent
driveby public transport: bus no. 36 to the "Lange Erlen" stopby car: A3 to exit Riehen
Following an initiative tabled by the European Parliament in 2013, the European Commission (DG Agriculture and Rural Development) contracted two preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture.
The first preparatory action was launched in July 2014 for a period of two years and the second in January 2016 for a period of three years.
The aim of the first preparatory action was to deliver inputs on how to improve communication, knowledge exchange and networking among all the actors potentially interested in the conservation of genetic resources in agriculture. In addition, the first preparatory action aimed to find ways towards a sustainable and economically viable use of these resources.
The objectives of the second study are to provide inspiring examples of how to make the conservation of neglected breeds and varieties economically viable and encourage farmers and other stakeholders to engage in similar projects across the EU.
The results of the first preparatory action are available on the European Commission DG AGRI web site and the reports of the second study will be made available on the same website by early 2019.
Please view the agenda to see what's on for this event.
We look forward to seeing you in Nantes!
Saturday, 15 September 2018 09:00 hrs to Sunday, 16 September 2018 16:00 hrs
Nursery Homatt, Homatt, 6017 Ruswil, LU
The organic nursery Homatt relies entirely on ProSpecieRara plants. Among them are many varieties and species that should be planted in autumn. For example chrysanthemums, violets and many more. For once the nursery is open all weekend long, because now is the time to plant and sow the last winter vegetables, as well as spring blossoms, target plants and perennials in the soil.
hours of operationSaturday, 9-17 h Sunday, 10-16 h
ProSpecieRara & Merian Gardens
TimeSunday, 23 September 2018 10:00 until 17:00
In the Merian Gardens, 4052 Basel
The plant market in autumn
Empty beds in winter - nothing! Autumn is planting time again. ProSpecieRara and the Merian Gardens invite you to the first Winter Cultures event. Let yourself be inspired on site and get the necessary knowledge and practical tips from the experts. Take the opportunity to visit the seed library at ProSpecieRara headquarters - and stock up on fruit trees, vegetable and herb seedlings, ornamental plants and berry bushes for your garden.
expert stationExperts answer all your questions! Let us advise you: Which flowers can be planted in autumn, which type of apple fits into your garden or how you can harvest fresh vegetables all year round. Tips on variety selection, information on vegetables, fruit, berries and ornamental plants and lots of inspiration for your home.
Practical tips for gardening in autumnThe gardening team shows what needs to be done, whether for the large garden or on the balcony.
The detailed programme for 2018 will follow in summer
Further information on www.herbstgartenzeit.ch
Supported by: COOP
La XIX Feria de la Biodiversidad Agrícola será este año en Asturias, del 5 al 7 de octubre de 2018.
Organizada por Biltar y la Red de Semillas "Resembrando e Intercambiando"
Más información próximamente!!!!
The General assembly of ECLLD will be the 4th of October.
Friday 5th October:
14:00 Assembly, and discussion. Organization of the visits of Saturday.
Saturday 6th October
Visit of different farms
Sunday 7th October
THE PROGRAMME IS STILL THE PROCESS OF BEING COMPLETED.
ProSpecieRara rod market
Sunday, 14 October 2018 10:00 to 17:00 hrs
When it smells of roasted pork sausages, when you see the specialities on offer, your mouth waters, children forget everything about themselves when they see the rare copper neck goats and you are only amazed at the incredible variety of fruits - then you are at the ProSpecieRara rod market in Zofingen.
With over 50 market drivers from large parts of Switzerland, the ProSpecieRara rod market offers a wide variety. All suppliers have in common that they sell at least some of their products under the ProSpecieRara seal of approval. This means that the products are made from rare cultivated plant varieties or livestock breeds. This way you can convince yourself on the market of the uniqueness of the wooly pork bacon as well as of the qualities of the old berry varieties in the liqueur - and through consumption help that these varieties and breeds survive. Because only what is in demand is bred.
Determine fruit varietiesDo you have a pear whose variety you don't know? The experts of ProSpecieRara determine your variety on site. Just bring some typical ripe, edible fruits and ask the professionals.
A free shuttle bus runs regularly from Zofingen station to Heiternplatz. Access by car is only possible for disabled persons.