A report on socio-ecological transitions concludes: “It’s a long road to building a new way of imagining life in the countryside.” “None of us can do it alone.”
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.
“Who is tipping the scale” is the lastes briefing note publicated by the International Panel of Expert on Sustainable Food System (IPES-Food). It investigates the growing influence of corporations on the governance of food systems, and presents options for how to counter it
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...
Pesticides are toxic and have multiple and complex impacts on the environment and our lives: these are analysed in some detail in the Pesticide Atlas 2022, a joint publication by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Friends of the Earth Europe, Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz, and PAN Europe. Available in both English and German.
The EU project Liveseeding is looking for input from current and prospective organic seed producers and traders in order to identify which obstacles are in the way of the horizontal proliferation (scale-out) and scale-up of organic seed and cultivar testing in the EU.
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.
The Secretariat is looking for a young and motivated person to join its team and follow the organisation’s activities. Women are encouraged to apply. Mainly the candidate will have to follow the activities of the Horizon Europe project LIVESEEDING and share main desk activities.
The European Network for Agroecological Food Systems (ENAF) is the outcome of Horizon 2020 project Agroecology for Europe (AE4EU). It was launched at the end of January 2023 with the objective to connect and complement the work of existing networks in Europe. ENAF is actively looking for co-founders, participants and friends.
MEPs Martin Häusling and Sarah Wiener MEP, in collaboration with diversity advocates Arche Noah, organised a presentation for the political study ‘Which seeds for a just transition to agroecological and sustainable food systems?’ in connection with the ongoing EU reform of seeds marketing rules. Members of ECLLD sat on the panel to discuss the future of seed diversity.