You might have noticed that IFOAM EU recently updated its identity, with a new logo and a new website on a new domain (www.organicseurope.bio), all referring to ‘IFOAM Organics Europe’ (IFOAM OE). With the recent political developments and the growth of the organisation in terms of relevance, visibility, and outreach over the last years, IFOAM
On 25 June 2020, NARDI Fundulea (the Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Agricola, Romania) organized the traditional ‘Field day of wheat and barley’, together with LAPAR, the biggest farmers Association in Romania. In this occasion, participant stakeholders – farmers, policy makers, researchers and mass-media – visited (respecting the necessary COVID restrictions) the screening field trials of
LIVESEED’s international workshop on 25-26 June put the spotlight on North-West Europe and the EU organic regulation’s implementation on organic seed in this region. The meeting was initially planned as physical workshop at seed company Bejo Zaden. However, the Covid-19 pandemic moved the event online, turning out a great success with high participation and engagement.
ONLINE FIELD DAY AT AGES (in GERMAN) 22nd June 2020 Join the event that due to the Corona-virus, AGES is organizing online, a field day taking place on Monday 22nd of June from 8:30-10 am. Angela Thueringer will present the LIVESEED trial of Tilletia caries on winter wheat. Participation is free, but you have to register
LIVESEED is organising three webinars in the coming weeks connected to organic fruit propagation, variety breeding, variety testing, cultivation technology and processing: Mr. Ellwein will take us on a “picture walk” of the fruit orchard with old fruit varieties (sweet cherries, peaches and apricots, plums, apple and pear) and explain the conservation of varieties, and the preparation of juices and distillation, followed by
Background The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). In this context, many events will be organised to raise awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development. By providing the knowledge to understand the threats and
This is a hard time for Europe and the world. We hope all partners and their loved ones are healthy and unaffected by the outbreak of COVID-19. We know that most Member States introduced unique measures to tackle the situation that we, as project managers of the LIVESEED project, can’t possibly follow for all the
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to the unstable situation in Europe, a decision was made to turn the Annual Project Meeting into an online meeting. We have therefore closed the old registration form. To organise the online meeting, we opened a new registration form, listing all planned conference calls. Partners are kindly asked to
Postgraduate course on the development of Resilient Seed Systems (RSS) with Participatory Breeding Programs (PPB)
A postgraduate course on the development of resilient seed systems (RSS) with participatory breeding programs (PPB) will be held this summer in the Netherlands. What you will learn Concepts, strategies, methods and experiences with decentralised and participatory approaches to plant breeding and seed system development to increase agrobiodiversity and cope with climate changes Governance issues
Robust seed systems are central to sustainable food systems that are renewable, resilient, equitable, diverse, inclusive, healthy, and interconnected. In light of critical global challenges there is an urgent need to maintain and enhance agricultural biodiversity. The Shared Action Framework for Resilient Seed Systems (SAF) has been developed in response to address this salient issue.