LIVESEED project comes to an end after 52 months

The LIVESEED project came to an end on 30 September 2021, after 52 months of activities. Started in June 2017, 51 project partners put their hearts and souls into boosting organic seed and plant breeding.

During this time, several resources, tools, practice abstracts, booklets (many of which translated into several EU languages), videos, research reports, and presentations were produced and made available through the project website.

All these materials are a useful source of information for all those active in organic seed and plant breeding.

Among the documents we would like to highlight:

Although the project’s website will not be updated anymore, IFOAM Organics Europe will keep it up and running as a repository for all these documents until September 2024 and will archive it afterwards.

Got any questions regarding website or results? Please contact us at agnes.bruszik@organicseurope.bio, bram.moeskops@organicseurope.bio, or write Dr. Monika Messmer at the Research Institute of Organic Research (FiBL) Switzerland at monika.messmer@fibl.org.

For more knowledge on organic seed and plant breeding we invite you to visit the dedicated section on the Organic Farm-Knowledge Platform, the ECO-PB website, Organic EPrints, and the EU Router Database.

We thank all project partners for their commitment and contribution along this journey to boost organic seed and plant breeding in the EU!

Visit the LIVESEED website to learn more and relive the project’s developments on Twitter and Facebook using @LIVESEEDeu and #LIVESEEDeu.

LIVESEED aims to boost organic seed and plant breeding across Europe. IFOAM Organics Europe and FiBL-Switzerland coordinate the project with 50 partners covering 18 EU countries. The LIVESEED project will increase transparency and will provide recommendations on organic seeds. The project partners analyse national seed databases and factors influencing organic seed production and use. They also explore national policies, smart practices, build EU infrastructure and analyse issues on propagation. The partners also want to advance testing protocols to improve the availability of organic seeds, ensuring they are adapted to the realities of organic farmers. LIVESEED is an EU Horizon 2020-funded project.

LIVESEED has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727230 and the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation under contract number 17.00090. This communication only reflects the author’s view. The Research Executive Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

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