What is an automation technology? How can automation technology contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals? What are the drivers, key barriers and opportunities of automation technology in agriculture?
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.
Together with the community for free seed, we made the first open source rye a reality
Recently, OpenSourceSeeds has tried out whether the development of a new variety can be financed with a crowdfunding campaign. With success: the first harvest is expected in 2023.
FiBL: Visiting Friends of Agrobiodiversity Across Europe
“To get to know this diversity better, we take you on a journey through Europe from north to south, visiting the pioneers of organic plant and animal breeding.
With their diverse and unique activities, they are contributing, not only to ecological, but also to societal resilience. “
The new Balkan Seed Network: opportunities for Eastern Europe
Bori Lipka, from the Hungarian Seed Savers in Maghaz, attended the meeting of the new Balkan Seed Network. Here is a report of the meeting, which can be very important for other Eastern European realities to network together, for seed diversity!
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.
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
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).
Making seed savers register could slash the saving of seeds!
EC-LLD members of DKNV, the umbrella association for diversity of cultivated plants and breeds in German-speaking countries, invite you to sign the petition they initiated in favor of seed diversity.
CALL for applications: SAVE OUR SEEDS programme
Save our seeds has set up a programme for young activists, educators, seed savers and various organisations on different seed issues. There will be one part more open to a general audience and a second part more detailed and with many lecturers from different realities.