Seed laws that criminalise farmers

GRAIN and LVC published a booklet: "New publication - Seed laws that criminalise farmers: resistance and fightback".

You can download the paper

About Us

European Coordination for Let's Liberate Diversity!

The European Coordination for Let's Liberate Diversity! (EC-LLD) is an international non-profit organization created in 2012 with the objective to coordinate the positions and actions of national networks and other members to encourage, develop and promote the dynamic management of biodiversity on farm and in gardens.

EC-LLD draws its origins and inspiration from the annual gatherings of the European movement on agricultural biodiversity known as the Let's Liberate Diversity! Forums. The first edition of the forum took place in 2005 in Poitiers, France. Since then the LLD forums have become a tradition and they are organized each year in a different European country. The second forum was hosted by Spain (2006), followed by subsequent editions in Germany (2007), Italy (2008), Austria (2010), Hungary (2011), Scotland (2012) and Switzerland (2013). A workshop was organized in 2014 at London during the Seed festival.

The main focuses of EC-LLD are:

  • The promotion and development of farmers' seeds on farms and gardens:
  • The exchange and dissemination of knowledge and expertise associated with farmers' seeds, their use, and promotion;
  • The collection, translation, and dissemination of existing information;
  • Training and stocktaking;
  • Experimentation and research;
  • The advocacy of a legislative framework favorable to farmers' rights as well as gardeners' and small seed companies' rights over agricultural biodiversity.

Membership is open to any organization that shares the values and objectives of the Coordination. 

At the moment the members of EC-LLD are the following organizations:

 

 

Membership is open to any organization that shares the values and objectives of the Coordination (send an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

You can download the official statute of EC-LLD in English or French.

 

About us

European Coordination Let's Liberate Diversity!

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European Coordination Let's Liberate Diversity! (EC-LLD) is an international, non-profit, Belgium-based organisation created in 2012 with the main challenge to encourage, develop and promote the dynamic management of cultivated biodiversity on farms and gardens. The 12 Members (from 10 countries) share the same concern that our food systems are too uniform, and promoting biodiversity is the key for achieving food sovereignty.

Our history, our goals

Our goal is to bring back diversity in our food systems in a socially and economically sustainable way through the whole food chain. The diversification can be achieved linking the work of different actors involved, supporting and promoting their knowledge and actions associated to cultivated biodiversity. To achieved this Vision, in many years of activity, EC-LLD has found that it is essential to have a platform that promotes the exchange and sharing of experiences/viewpoints/policies, in order to foster local actions and activities. The proposed methodology is a horizontal approach to training and knowledge sharing. In this way there is a horizontal exchange between the different actors who bring their knowledge and share it, going beyond the top-down approach.

The main objectives of EC-LLD are:

- Promotion and development of farmers' seeds on organic and biodynamic farms.

- Exchange and dissemination of knowledge and skills associated with farmers' seed, its use and promotion.

 - Promotion of a legislative framework favourable to the rights of farmers, hobbyists and small seed companies on agricultural biodiversity.

- Experimentation and research.

 

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The members of EC-LLD are the following organizations:

 

Membership is open to any organization that shares the values and objectives of the Coordination. 

 

Vision and Mission

Statute:

You can download the official statute in English or French.

 

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DKNV

Dachverband Kulturpflanzen und Nutztiervielfalt e. V. Read More
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ISSA

Irish Seed Savers Association Read More
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RSP

Réseau Semences Paysannes – RSP Read More
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Crocevia

Crocevia - CIC Read More
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RdS

Red de Semillas - RdS Read More
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