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October
2024

The European Coordination Let’s Liberate Diversity! invite you to participate in the LLD Forum hosted at the International farmer seed gathering to come together, exchange and learn together about cultivated diversity and dynamic seed management!

Local partner

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National Partner

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European Partner

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International Partner

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 This edition of the Forum is hosted at the International Farmers Seed Gathering, which include a wide range of events from the 1st to the 5th of October.

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There is one unique registration that gives you access to both the International meeting and the 13th edition of the LLD Forum.

Register here to the Sow your Resistance International meeting and the LLD Forum through this unique registration form

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For this year, the programme of the LLD Forum is going to be merged with the International Gathering to give you access to a wide range of activities, events and workshops. A detailed programme is under development.

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Meanwhile have a look at the report of the 2023 edition of the LLD Forum in Dublin

to know more about the International Meeting Sow your resistance

13th LLD forum

Hosted at the Sow your Resistance International meeting

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  • We are an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the dynamic management of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.

  • Our core belief is that the diversification of our food systems can be achieved through the collaborative efforts of various stakeholders involved in cultivated biodiversity.

  • The Coordination boasts a robust network of 20 members with a network of 170 national organizations operating across 19 European countries with a membership base exceeding 35,000. In collaboration with approximately 15,000 farmers, we actively engage in the conservation and management of around 40,000 plant varieties.

    WHAT

    • After 15 years of cooperation among different partners from different countries, we learned that it is crucial to have a platform promoting exchanges and sharing of experiences/point of views/policies among its members to foster local actions.

    • We apply a peer-to-peer approach to training and knowledge sharing. It means facilitating a horizontal way of disseminating knowledge among different actors bearing different knowledge, overcoming the usual top-down approach. Today it could be coined with the word Living Lab.

    What to expect at the Let’s Liberate Diversity! Forums:

     

    • Farmers, researchers and national and international experts take turns holding seminars and meetings sharing innovation and practices.
    • Exhibitions but also real local markets to expose the cultivated biodiversity
    • Exchange of seeds and varieties among farmers, allowing a “contamination” of varieties in the territories ensuring genetic diversity.
    • Involvement of citizens in meetings, workshops and laboratories on agriculture and food issues
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    WHEN

    • Field visits (optional) : 1  October – 2 October
    • LLD Forum/International farmer seeds gathering : 3 October – 5 October

    WHERE

    • Field visits : in different farms in France/Italy (see map)
    • LLD Forum/International farmer seeds gathering : In the beautiful city of Antibes, France
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    WHY

    • In 2005 a European movement was formed with the need to address agrobiodiversity issues
    • We aim to bring back diversity in our food systems in a socially and economically sustainable way through the whole food chain. 
    • We want to link the work of different actors involved, supporting and promoting their knowledge and actions associated to cultivated biodiversity. 
    • We ought to promote exchange between countries and raise awareness among citizens.  
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