BioFach Organic Fair, Nurenberg, Germany, 13-16 February, 2019
In 2019, the LIVESEED project will have a stand at the “Organic right from the start” exhibition and conference space. This exhibition goes along with a colourful program on organic breeding. For a full overview of the exhibition calendar, please visit the following BioFach page:
Workshop on organic plant breeding in a system–based approach – Tuesday, 12th February, 13.00-17.30, Room Athens, NCC Mitte, 1st Floor
As part of LIVESEED, IFOAM EU, the Louise Bolk Institute (Netherlands), and FIBL Switzerland are co-organising a workshop to discuss what concrete engagements stakeholder groups across the value chain can take to facilitate organic plant breeding. Speakers will present cases on organic breeding in a system-based approach, and integrated organic plant breeding approaches as tools to ensure food security, food safety and climate ready agriculture. Group discussions will explore why different value chain actors could support organic plant breeding, and what are the advantages of organic plant breeding for the value chain and for the consumers and society. The agenda can be found attached. To register, please follow this link.
Workshop on “Seed in the new organic regulation” 2018/848, Thursday, 14th February, 12.00 – 12.45, Room Praag, NCC Ost
The new organic regulation 2018/848 opens new possibilities, but all will depend on its implementation, which will include a temporary experiment on organic varieties and the possibility to market Organic Heterogeneous Material. This session will notably present a toolbox within the LIVESEED project to provide guidelines for Organic Heterogenous Material. For more information, please visit the following link:
Workshop on “Organic apple breeding in Europe – Common strategy and networking to face coming up organic sector challenges and market opportunities”, Friday, 15th February, 9.00 to 13.00, Room Lissabon, NCC Mitte
The workshop aims at identifying common paths of collaboration on breeding and cultivar testing methodologies including material exchange, investigating common strategy on organic breeding innovation promotion to the market and end users and exploring new challenging impact of organic legislation on apple breeding and reproductive material marketing. The agenda and the flyer of the event are attached.
Looking forwards to meeting you at BioFach!