The Culinary Breeding Network organizes activities to inspire connection and collaboration throughout the food system, in order to improve plant breeding for organic farming. Among these activities was a trip to Italy, visiting the places where radicchio – the most famous form of plant Chicorium intybus – originates from.
Report “The Right to Seeds in Africa” published
The Geneva Academy, together with policy research think thank The South Center, Swissaid and CROPS4HD, released a new report on UPOV and UNDROP by the title: The Right To Seeds In Africa.
LIVESEEDING project coordinator and collaborator of the EC-LLD Secretariat
The Secretariat is looking for a young and motivated person to join its team and follow the organisation’s activities. Women are encouraged to apply. Mainly the candidate will have to follow the activities of the Horizon Europe project LIVESEEDING and share main desk activities.
Press Release: Launch of the European Network of Agroecological Food Systems
The European Network for Agroecological Food Systems (ENAF) is the outcome of Horizon 2020 project Agroecology for Europe (AE4EU). It was launched at the end of January 2023 with the objective to connect and complement the work of existing networks in Europe. ENAF is actively looking for co-founders, participants and friends.
Which seeds for a just transition to agroecological and sustainable food systems?
MEPs Martin Häusling and Sarah Wiener MEP, in collaboration with diversity advocates Arche Noah, organised a presentation for the political study ‘Which seeds for a just transition to agroecological and sustainable food systems?’ in connection with the ongoing EU reform of seeds marketing rules. Members of ECLLD sat on the panel to discuss the future of seed diversity.
ITPGRFA: Outcomes of 9th Session of the Governing Body
The final Report and seventeen Resolutions of the 9th Session of the Governing Body of the ITPGRFA are now published in all official languages.
Bringing diversity to Fields with Heritage Grains
Today’s food production is dependent on a small number of crops. By bringing old varieties back to the fields, the diversity of crops can be increased on farms. A Finnish projects shows that the special raw materials that are old seed varieties can bring economic value as food and associated services.
Cycling Seeds: a journey of discovery into traditional seed management from Italy to Iran
Eléonore Mahée, a 28 year-old French agricultural engineer, is cycling from Italy to Iran to explore traditional seed management in a project called Cycling Seeds.
Five months into her journey, having visited Italy, Albania, Greece, Turkey and Georgia, Eléonore takes us through her learnings, sharing some insights about the conservation of traditional seeds and cultivated biodiversity.
Together with the community for free seed, we made the first open source rye a reality
Recently, OpenSourceSeeds has tried out whether the development of a new variety can be financed with a crowdfunding campaign. With success: the first harvest is expected in 2023.
FiBL: Visiting Friends of Agrobiodiversity Across Europe
“To get to know this diversity better, we take you on a journey through Europe from north to south, visiting the pioneers of organic plant and animal breeding.
With their diverse and unique activities, they are contributing, not only to ecological, but also to societal resilience. “