The European Coordination Let’s Liberate Diversity! (EC-LLD) is a European non-profit organisation, headquartered in Belgium and operational in Italy, established in 2005 and formally founded in 2012. Today it is composed of 19 seed-savers’ organisations, seed networks, NGOs, national organic associations representing 18 different European countries.
The vision of Let’s Liberate Diversity! network
All members share the same concern: our food systems are too uniform and the promotion of biodiversity is the key to achieving food sovereignty and security for future generations. Diversification of seed systems and diets can be achieved by linking the work of the different actors involved, supporting and promoting their knowledge and actions associated with cultivated biodiversity. To achieve members’ vision, the existence of a platform that promotes the exchange and sharing of experiences, traditional knowledge, strategies and policies at European level is therefore essential.
What is an LLD Forum?
Indeed, EC-LLD draws its origins and foundation from the annual meetings promoted by the founding members on agricultural biodiversity known as the Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forum. 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.
Within this framework and involving the main national associations, it is possible to involve rural communities and local formal and informal groups. It is within these communities that knowledge about growing, preserving and using local varieties is preserved.
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