EU Seed Policy Guide

Jun 7, 2024 | Policy, Pubblications, Resource

guide to European Seed Policy was developed in the context of the Erasmus+ Seeding Europe with Arche Noah and Kybele to raise the awareness and knowledge levels of actors engaged in the saving, development, and production of seeds in all species of cultivated plants.

As a didactic and stand-alone document explaining the European seed policy landscape and associated procedures, the Guide wishes to enable better-informed participation of the seed diversity movement in policy-making processes.

It is designed to raise the awareness and knowledge levels of actors engaged in the saving, development, and production of seeds in all species of cultivated plants. As a didactic and stand-alone document explaining the European seed policy landscape and associated procedures, the Guide wishes to enable better-informed participation of the seed diversity movement in policy-making processes.

As the Guide’s primary goal is to make sure that actors understand the legislative texts that impact their daily activities and be able to discuss their gaps and shortcomings with policy-makers, it will rely on the terminology used in these laws and policies, despite the differences that might exist with the ongoing collective work on the preferred terminology to describe the diversity of cultivated plants, its benef its, and the activities carried out around it.

To that end, it will first describe the European policy-making process itself, identifying the competent institutions and their respective roles (PART 1), before delving into existing policies and instruments that relate to seeds and their diversity (PART 2).

The guide is available in English, French, Italian and German.

Seeding Europe Guide Seed Policy