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.
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.
Catalogue of varieties: the sowing season is open!
Find diversity here! Browse through the varieties and get inspired for your garden and your kitchen. You will find access to seeds and plant material for more than 4700 varieties that are in ProSpecieRara hands. From the ‘Swedish Blue’ potato to the ‘Grape’ apple and the parsnip: discover this diversity and contribute to its preservation!
Have your say: EU seed marketing legislation Impact Assessment Survey
The European Commission is looking to reform the European Union (EU) seed marketing legislation. To assess the policy options, the EU Commission has launched a public consultation, which is open to associations and individuals in the EU, and anywhere around the world, until 27th March 2022
FiBL 2022 – The World of Organic Agriculture
The 2022 edition of “The World of Organic Agriculture” was launched on February 15, 2022 at a virtual event organized by BIOFACH, IFOAM – Organics International and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL.
Open letter: Status of new genomic techniques in EU law
Open letter: The European Commission must take into account the answers of the CJEU to the clarifications requested by the French Council of State concerning the status of new genomic techniques in EU law