Dear friends and colleagues,
The contexrt of open source for seeds is manifold. Learn about a challenge for European plant breeders.
Organic food in Europe has become commonplace and the area under organic farming is increasing continuously. But organic plant breeding, fundamental for organic agriculture, is not keeping pace with the expansion and a critical shortage of funds seems to be the main reason.
We have, therefore, looked for new financing strategies in which seeds as commons play a key role. We are glad to share with you our latest results. We wish you an interesting and exciting read and would certainly be happy to receive your feed-back on our proposals and conclusions.