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How to access organic seeds in Hungary (Liveseed Practice abstract)

{Tool} How to access organic seeds in Hungary (Liveseed Practice abstract). Creator(s): Drexler, Dora; Kovács, Tina and Varga, Korinna. Issuing Organisation(s): ÖMKI - Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. Liveseed Practice Abstract, no. 1. (2018)

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Practical recommendations
1. Researchers, breeders with the national authority should organise organic variety trials with farmer field
days to showcase the advantages of organically produced seeds adapted to organic conditions, triggering
organic seed production and use
2. With the coordination of the Organic Agriculture Research Institute ÖMKi, involving all relevant
stakeholders of the sector, a working group on organic seed should be established to facilitate strategic
planning and harmonise actions.
3. Researchers should organise farmer trainings and capacity building in producing high quality seed.
4. Policy makers should establish incentives for organic seed use and organic seed production.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Organic Seed in Hungary
What problem does the tool address?:In Hungary organic seeds are scarcely available, thus derogation for the use of conventional untreated seeds is
still a major practice
What solution does the tool offer?:Database
The organic seed database (http://portal.nebih.gov.hu/oko-vetomag) is a tool for farmers to look for organic
seeds available on the market. To increase the availability and transparency of seeds, farmers and seed
companies should regularly use the database.
National seed companies
Certified Hungarian companies are willing to produce organic seeds, but only on explicit demand. Clear
commitment of farmers to use organic seed will encourage them to invest in the organic seed business.
International seed companies
Organic vegetable farmers ensure their seed supply mostly from international seed companies, that offer
a broad range of organic seeds via on-line marketing.
Farm-saved seeds
Farm-saved seeds are commonly used by organic cereal farmers (>90%) to reduce input costs and to use locally
adapted material. However, the quality of farm-saved seeds often poses a major risk. Training courses, visits to
best practice examples could help farmers tackle these problems.
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Agrovoc keywords:
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Values, standards and certification > Evaluation of inputs
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed > Liveseed tools
Hungary > Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:727230
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38979, https://www.biokutatas.hu/, https://www.liveseed.eu/
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Ortolani, Dr. Livia
ID Code:38979
Deposited On:14 Feb 2021 09:15
Last Modified:16 Feb 2022 12:31
Document Language:English

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