The LIVESEED farmer survey is investigating farmers’ experiences with organic seed. The data obtained will serve as a basis to conduct further research on organic plant breeding and seed production. As a farmer, you are invited to respond to the online survey on your experience and opinion on organic seed / propagation material and plant breeding. By completing it, you will have a say on research and policy needs in this field. The survey, drafted by the Organic Research Centre (ORC) in the UK in cooperation with a large number of partners in different countries and carried out within the LIVESEED project.
For 3 days (4-7 June 2018), participants of the LIVESEED cross-visit exchanged knowledge about organic seed production in Maisse, France. The organic seed producer UBIOS opened its doors to 20 participants from all over Europe. ITAB invited seed producers from Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece who had the chance to visit the seed cleaning station. A short report was now published on this website, introducing the concept of cross-visits within LIVESEED, coordinated by IFOAM EU to demonstrate and promote smart practices in organic seed production. The report covers impressions of the participants, proposed topics to be
As a seed supplier or breeder you are invited to participate in a survey on the status quo of organic seed production in Europe. LIVESEED is aiming to reach seed producer, trader and breeder of organic and conventional seed in Europe and Switzerland, to get a better idea of the current status and motivations in seed produciton. Information on the survey: The survey is divided in two parts. In the first part we are interested in your evaluation on opportunities, risks and challenges towards organic seed production and breeding. In the second part we are aiming to collect missing data
The organic seed producer, and LIVESEED partner, Vitalis presents his demofields with the complete field programme, standard and new varieties of: lettuce, endive, cauliflower, leek, fennel, pumpkin, radish and more. You are invited to visit the demofields. They are open from Tuesday 25th until Friday 28th of September. Please make an appointment beforehand. More information is available on their homepage
Like in the past years, TP Organics launches a Call for Organic Innovations to collect solutions that contribute to the transformation of European food & farming systems, based on organic and agroecological principles. Such solutions should contribute to one of the following goals that TP Organics wants to see achieved by 2030: 50% of European farmland managed according to organic and agroecological principles; 75% pesticide reduction; Increase in (on-farm) biodiversity; 100% animal welfare; 50% food waste reduction and 100% sustainalbe diets. These goals are part of the Mission, that TP Organics has proposed to be funded by Horizon Europe, the EU’s Framework
Fruit experts are invited to the breeding station of PomaCulta in Hessigkofen, Switzerland. on Wednesday 5th September from 14 -16.30 h. The apple plantation with the different selections will be visited and explained. Please register beforehand, more information can be found in the invitation. The event is planned in German language but on demand translation into English or French will be possible.
It is a great pleasure to invite you to International Exhibition for Ecological Agriculture ECO-INT 2018 NATURAL TASTE, 2nd Edition. The fair will take place on 20 – 23 September 2018 in Bacau, Romania The show includes conferences as well as workshops, discussions, gastronomical contest with ecological food. Topics to be discussed are “Organic Agriculture – National and International Realities and Opportunities” and ”How to Become a Farmer in Organic Farming”. The vision for the Natural Taste event is to become a tradition and emblem of an exhibition exclusively dedicated to organic farming, organized in Romania in partnership with the
For the purpose of networking and information exchange we initiated an online survey which you are invited to respond. This survey will be a major input to the state of art of organic apple breeding in Europe and your views will be highly valuable. During the first year of LIVESEED project, we started to build an Apple Breeders’ Network in order to disseminate and share related information. We tried to collect and share knowledge about the priorities of apple breeding in each country, methodologies used, cultivar testing protocols, cultivars and rootstocks been tested and any results or succesful examples existed
PRESS RELEASE from ECOBREED consortium: JUNE 2018 With the kick-off meeting held from 27 to 28 June 2018 in Ljubljana, the five year project ECOBREED funded by Horizon 2020 programme, has been officially launched. The project will develop (a) methods, strategies and infrastructures for organic breeding, (b) varieties with improved stress resistance, resource use efficiency and quality and (c) improved methods for the production of high quality organic seed. Activities will focus on four crop species i.e. wheat (both common Triticum aestivum L. and durum Triticum aestivum L., T. durum L.), potato (Solanum tuberosum L.), soybean (Glycine max (L). Merr),
The organic research institute FiBL organises organic field visits to lupin trials. On 5 July 2018 5 different locations will be visited to evaluated the performance of the different cultivars and conditions. Within LIVESEED one specific task is dedicated to breeding white lupin for better adaptation to organic farming. For more information (in French) click the picture.