Let's Liberate Diversity

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The European Coordination Let’s Liberate Diversity! (ECLLD) is 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 21 members with a network of 170 national organizations operating across 20 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.

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Where we are 

We want to bring diversity back in our food system!

Countries across all the Europan Region

Staff and volunteers

Organisations part of the network

Varietes maintend and managed by the network

Individual Members

Farmers and gardeners involved in dynamic management of cultivated biodiversity

What we do

As an influential platform, EC-LLD! serves as a unique space for facilitating the exchange of practices and information among farmers, seed savers, NGO members, and emerging small enterprises, fostering local actions on agrobiodiversity and promoting participatory dialogues.

Our proven expertise extends to our participation in projects funded by Horizon Europe, Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020. Furthermore, we have established successful collaborations with a diverse range of foundations and academic institutions.

Our work span across the 3 following areas

Policy

policy

Capacity building and knowledge sharing  regarding agrobiodiversity, seed policies and legislastion.

Communities seed banks

Communities seed banks

Training, support and management across Europe.

Policy

Communities

Facilitating peer to peer exchange of practices and information between different actors.

Featured project

The SEEDING EU project reinforce the capacity of associations and individuals working to conserve and increase seed diversity to understand and monitor the public policies that impact the conservation and use of seeds. In the context of this project we produced a Guide to EU Seed Policy

 

Have a look at the guide here!Find more about our other projects here!

NEWS

Seed legislation, seed marketing, advocacy, seed systems, scientific publication, school and seminar, patents

Agrobiodiversity, seed savers, seed networks

Plant breeding, LLD Forum, news from members, news from other organizations

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Legal Watch

The legal watch is realised by the French Farmers’ seeds network, Réseau Semences Paysannes. Informations are related to seeds marketing, intellectual property rights, genetic ressources.
It is presented in French.

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