Last days to register to the upcoming LIVESEED events, co-organised with the Organic Innovation Days on 24 and 25 November 2020.
- The programme is available here.
- Registration is possible until 20 November 2020: https://webapp.spotme.com/welcome/oid2020
Day 1, 24 November 2020
The LIVESEED final conference for stakeholders and policymakers will start on 24 November.
Monika Messmer, Scientific Coordinator of LIVESEED, will present the main outcomes of the project, with a focus on results impacting European and national policy-making, as well as the main innovations arising from the project.
Then, four workshops will outline project outcomes and discuss the following topics:
Workshop #1: Organic varieties in the organic regulations
The objective of the workshop is to present and discuss the new definition of organic varieties in the organic regulation and the possibilities to work with adapted registration procedures for organic varieties during the upcoming temporary experiment.
Workshop #2: New models of cultivar testing for organic farming
LIVESEED designed “New models of cultivar testing for organic agriculture”. These new models for pre/post-registration cultivar testing are intending to be frugal, multi-actor, decentralized, able to produce high-quality data and on-farm. This workshop will showcase LIVESEED outcomes on this issue and open an interactive discussion with participants. The aim is to collect feedback on outcomes presented to fine-tune recommendations and to consider next steps and further cooperation opportunities.
Workshop #3: Innovative breeding approaches for organic farming
Awareness of the interrelatedness of policy with actual breeding practices is very important. The policy can stimulate the development of new sustainable diversity based breeding practices involving the whole value chain. The new organic regulation is an important first step. Can the new EU farm to fork strategy enable further steps?
As a perspective, systems-based breeding will be used. The first concept of a toolbox allowing breeding for diversity, as well as lessons learned on building breeding networks, will be presented.
Workshop #4: Strengthening organic seed markets and business models
The objective of the workshop is:
- to provide an overview of the current situation of the organic seed market in Europe, and
- to identify the opportunities for strengthening it.
The analysis carried out within LIVESEED – e.g. current supply and demand for organic seed, best practices and incentives in place, modelling results of possible policy/private interventions – will serve as a basis for the discussion during the session with participants about recommendations for the sector.
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Day 2, 25 November 2020
On 25 November, the day will be divided into two parallel sessions:
Parallel session I
Session I will be dedicated to opportunities for organics in Horizon Europe as part of the Organic Innovation Days.
Parallel session II
Session II will consist of the LIVESEED European Workshop, which will look at the implementation of the organic seed regulation as well as national progress made in the context of LIVESEED. The main objectives are:
- presentation of key success factors in the implementation of the national policy recommendations.
- highlight progress at the national level by showcasing smart practices on different themes.
- launch of the European Router Database.
- define next steps to increase production & use of organic seed with contributions from all stakeholder.
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The events will have a social media presence: join the conversation using the hashtags #LIVESEED, #OrganicInnovationDays and #OID2020, and tag us using the Twitter handle @LIVESEEDeu.
The Organic Innovation Days will take place via the event platform SpotMe. Registration are open and can be accessed here until 20 November 2020. The platform will be accessible starting from a week before the event, to allow participants to get familiar with its look and functions, as well as to start interacting and networking.
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