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How to improve organic seed availability in Bulgaria (Liveseed Practice abstract)

{Tool} How to improve organic seed availability in Bulgaria (Liveseed Practice abstract). Creator(s): Apostolov, Stoilko and Kirov, Petar. Issuing Organisation(s): Bioselena - Foundation for organic agriculture. Liveseed Practice Abstract, no. 12. (2020)

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Liveseed Practice Abstract 12

EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:In Bulgaria, organic producers are obliged to use organic seeds and seedlings, in accordance with Regulation
834/2007. In reality, most organic farmers use untreated conventional seeds after a derogation granted by the
control body. For many crops (cereals, vegetables), organic farmers declare that they use their own farm-saved
seeds. There is no official data on the quantity and quality of farm-saved seeds.
What solution does the tool offer?:The National organic seed database has been undergoing software upgrades and changes throughout the year.
However, currently (as of 5th April 2020) the database is still an Excel sheet and contains only two suppliers.
Some local seed companies and research institutes hesitate to start the production of organic seeds. They are
afraid of not being able to fulfill organic standards. Literature and practical information/advice on this topic in
Bulgarian language could improve this situation.
Farm saved seeds most often are used by vegetable and cereals growers. It is necessary to help farmers with
information and advice for better seed quality.
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:seed certification
Agrovoc keywords:
seed certification
Subjects: Food systems > Markets and trade
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: Bulgaria > Bioselena
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed > Liveseed tools
European Union > Organic Farm Knowledge
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:727230
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/39795
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Ortolani, Dr. Livia
ID Code:39795
Deposited On:09 May 2021 08:03
Last Modified:02 May 2024 10:31
Document Language:English

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