Let’s Liberate Diversity!

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

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LLD Budapest 2022

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

EC-LLD! News

Lauren May_Seed Sovereignty in the European Union Research Article

Sep 5, 2022

Seed Sovereignty in the European Union

Grounded in UN human rights declaration and inspired by a policy analysis comparing EU and Indian legislation, this research provides EU policy recommendations to embed rural citizens’ human rights in the EU plant variety right system.

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Representing LLD at the 16th ECPGR meeting in Malmö, Sweden: a report from Sesam

Representing LLD at the 16th ECPGR meeting in Malmö, Sweden: a report from Sesam

Dylan Wallman from Föreningen Sesam, swedish seed savers, participated at the the 16th ECPGR meeting. The meeting, organized in collaboration with NordGen, was held in Malmö, Sweden, gathering National Coordinators from 28 countries and observers from NordGen, the FAO Plant Treaty Secretariat and the European NGOs.

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Sprouts from Brussels
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

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On 22nd June a conference on the EU seed marketing reform in the European Parliament 

On 22nd June a conference on the EU seed marketing reform in the European Parliament 

The Geneva Academy, IFOAM Organics Europe, Demeter International and ARCHE NOAH cordially invite you to a Conference on the EU seed marketing reform in the European Parliament on the 22nd of June, from 1:30 pm until 5:45 pm with cross-party support. It will be hosted by Martin Häusling (GREENS/EFA), Eric Andrieu (S&D), Norbert Lins (EPP), Dacian Ciolos (Renew Europe) and Anja Hazekamp (GUE/NGL).

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SAVE the DATE and join the 11th European Forum for agrobiodiversity, the Let’s Liberate Diversity!

SAVE the DATE and join the 11th European Forum for agrobiodiversity, the Let’s Liberate Diversity!

The first edition of the forum took place in 2005 in Poitiers, France, and since then 10 editions have been organised in different European countries. The aim of these events has been to develop the issue of agricultural diversity by linking the work and experiences of the different actors involved, including public awareness, and promoting a horizontal and participatory dissemination of knowledge and expertise.

LLD Budapest 2022

The European Coordination and Magház, the Hungarian seed savers, invite you to participate in a 3 days of Forum to gather, exchange and learn together about cultivated diversity and dynamic seed management.

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Is a monthly newsletter wishes to inform the seeds and crop biodiversity movement across Europe on the policy developments which may have an impact on their activities.

If you wish to be part of the conversation, and receive this briefing, you will find it either separately or together with the monthly EC-LLD / News! 

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 – 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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HOW TO BUILD AN AGROECOLOGICAL FARM PROJECT AS YOUNG FARMERS?
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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOP : “HOW TO BUILD AN AGROECOLOGICAL FARM PROJECT AS YOUNG FARMERS?” ON SATURDAY 8TH OF OCTOBER 2022 AT ORTOFFICINA SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA (NOVA MILANESE) – IN ITALIAN Ortofficina Società Agricola è un progetto agroecologico e periurbano di 3,6 ettari nato a Nova Milanese. Produce , ...
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8th Global Forum of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact
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The city of Rio de Janeiro has been selected by the MUFPP Steering Committee to host the 8th MUFPP Global Forum that will take place in 2022. It will be the first Global Forum held in the American Continent ALL 223 MUFPP Cities will gather to strenghten the role of food systems in reducing inequalities and promoting c , ...
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8th Global Forum of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact
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The city of Rio de Janeiro has been selected by the MUFPP Steering Committee to host the 8th MUFPP Global Forum that will take place in 2022. It will be the first Global Forum held in the American Continent ALL 223 MUFPP Cities will gather to strenghten the role of food systems in reducing inequalities and promoting c , ...
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8th Global Forum of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact
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The city of Rio de Janeiro has been selected by the MUFPP Steering Committee to host the 8th MUFPP Global Forum that will take place in 2022. It will be the first Global Forum held in the American Continent ALL 223 MUFPP Cities will gather to strenghten the role of food systems in reducing inequalities and promoting c , ...
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Annual Session of UPOV
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Annual meeting of UPOV.    Sor more information visit the official page: https://www.upov.int/portal/index.html.en , ...
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EC-LLD General Assembly
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event taking place during the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum! in Budapest. Reserved to EC-LLD memebers only 08:30-09:30 | Registration for general assembly participants 09:30 – 14:00 | General assembly (Hamvas room) – Administrative issues (close to only LLD members) 14:00 – 15:30 | Lunch , ...
START of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum!
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The European Coordination and Magház, the Hungarian seed savers, invites you to participate in a 3 days of Forum to gather, exchange and learn together about cultivated diversity and dynamic seed management. Get to know more about the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum! and REGISTER here: https://liberatedivers , ...
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Potential deregulation of New GMOs
9:30 am - 11:30 am
This workshop is part of of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum!To register to the workshop you first need to be registered to the Forum –> Register HERE What are the implications for the seed sector and what are the possibilities to remain GMO-free?    Since the publication of its working docum , ...
Agrobiodiversity: a burden or relief?
9:30 am - 11:30 am
This workshop is part of of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum! To register to the workshop you first need to be registered to the Forum –> Register HERE Practical considerations around how to integrate agrobiodiversity into farming businesses. Agrobiodiversity is often hard to integrate into farmi , ...
Alternative grain economies – pathways to outscaling
9:30 am - 11:30 am
This workshop is part of of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum! To register to the workshop you first need to be registered to the Forum –> Register HERE We want to invite participants to reflect on personal experiences (successes and failures) about alternative grain initiatives in Europe.  EC-LLD , ...
SEEDING EUROPE: seed marketing legislation
9:30 am - 11:30 am
This workshop is part of of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum! To register to the workshop you first need to be registered to the Forum –> Register HERE SEEDING EUROPE: The seed marketing legislation and its current reform for seed diversity actors The workshop aims to inform about the contents an , ...
Everything you always wanted to know about the FAO Treaty, but were afraid to ask
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
This workshop is part of of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum!To register to the workshop you first need to be registered to the Forum –> Register HERE We aim to  increase awareness on the FAO Treaty This workshop will present the main points of the FAO Treaty and the outcomes of the Governi , ...
Reintroducing small-scale grain-growing in the Highlands of Scotland
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
This workshop is part of of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum!To register to the workshop you first need to be registered to the Forum –> Register HERE Challenges for re-introducing small-scale grain growing in Highlands of Scotland: addressing issues of seed sourcing, knowledge of grain husban , ...
Stop patents on seeds!
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
This workshop is part of of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum! To register to the workshop you first need to be registered to the Forum –> Register HERE How to make our campaign a success together? In Europe, patents are still being granted on plants and animals derived from conventional breeding. , ...
Scaling up biodiversity: how to make sustainable diets mainstream
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
This workshop is part of of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum! To register to the workshop you first need to be registered to the Forum –> Register HERE The low impact food option is still far away from being affordable, accessible and appealing to many. Collective efforts to upscale the effects , ...
Building Self-Reliance into Network Structures
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This workshop is part of of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum! To register to the workshop you first need to be registered to the Forum –> Register HERE Join us for an open discussion about the various approaches organisations in our networks take to support and develop their networks. Led by the , ...
Food sovereignty and peasant autonomy: what kind of reality?
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Within EC-LLD, we all care about seeds and cultivated biodiversity. It is one of the pillars of food autonomy. Access to land, type of commercialisation, seed rights are also some of the criteria to define food sovereignty. During this workshop, we invite you to share your local and national contexts regarding the ch , ...
Open source strategies for seed as a commons
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This workshop is part of of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum! To register to the workshop you first need to be registered to the Forum –> Register HERE This workshop brings together different members of GOSSI to share and explore with attendees a variety of international open source seed and part , ...
How to improve and reuse forgotten crops and cultivars
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This workshop is part of of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum! To register to the workshop you first need to be registered to the Forum –> Register HERE How to improve and reuse forgotten crops and cultivars. From (gene bank) freezer to fork. There is a vast, but non-utilised diversity kept in gen , ...
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International seed swap – second part
12:30 am - 1:00 pm
An international seed swap will take place during the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum! Where? @ MATE university campus, Villányi Út You can get to know more and register to the forum from the Forum website: https://liberatediversity.org/lld-budapest/ Do not forget to bring your seeds! , ...
Field visit 1 – Centre for Plant Diversity (NÖDIK), Tápiószele
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Field visit at the Genebank –  @NBGK- NÖDIK as part of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum! To register to the field visit you first need to be registered to the Forum –> Register HERE NÖDIK is the basic institute for the conservation of plant genetic resources in Hungary, coordinating natio , ...
Field visit 2 – Krisztina Szilágyi’s “Terápiás kert” (Therapy Garden)
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Field visit at the Therapy Garden Krisztina Szilágyi’s “Terápiás kert” as part of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum! What is about? The Garden, a community farm, was founded in Sződ, Pest County, in 2021, then the production began in the spring of 2022. The community farm acts as a vegeta , ...
Seeds and Agrobiodiversity in Hungary (HU & EN)
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This event is part of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum! To register to the workshop you first need to be registered to the Forum –> Register HERE This event will be in HU with English translation 10:00 – 11:00 |  World cafè: meet and greets moderated by Alexandra Czeglédi, ESSRG 11:00 ̵ , ...
Cultivated biodiversity in urban food systems with MUFPP
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
This workshop is part of of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum! To register to the workshop you first need to be registered to the Forum –> Register HERE Cultivated biodiversity in urban food systems: collecting proposals for the MUFPP and local governments After sharing the general elements and th , ...
Roundtable – Seeds and Agrobiodiversity in Hungary (HU & EN)
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This event is part of the 11th Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum! To register to the workshop you first need to be registered to the Forum –> Register HERE This event will be in HU with English translation 14:30 -16:00 | Challenges in balancing diversity and profitability in market oriented farming Round , ...
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