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Liveseed - Improving The Performance Of Organic Agriculture By Boosting Organic Seed And Plant Breeding Efforts Across Europe

Messmer, Monika M.; Vonzun, Seraina; Schaefer, Freya; Raaijmakers, Maaike; Rey, Frederic; Chable, Veronique; Nuijten, Edwin; De Buck, Abco; Lammerts Van Bueren, Edith T.; Mendes-Moreira, Pedro; Costanzo, Ambrogio; Zanoli, Raffaele; Petitti, Matteo; Fehér, Judit; Moeskops, Bram and Bruszik, Agnes (2021) Liveseed - Improving The Performance Of Organic Agriculture By Boosting Organic Seed And Plant Breeding Efforts Across Europe. Paper at: Organic World Congress 2021, Science Forum: 6th ISOFAR Conference co-organised with INRA, FiBL, Agroecology Europe, TP Organics and ITAB, Rennes, France, 8 - 10 September, 2021. [Completed]

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Summary

LIVESEED is a Horizon 2020 project applying interdisciplinary and multi-actor approaches aiming to transform the organic seed and plant breeding sector. The main goal is to reach 100% organic seed of cultivars suited for organic agriculture in order to improve competitiveness and integrity of organic production. LIVESEED covers the five main crop categories: legumes, vegetables, fruit trees, cereals and fodder crops, considering diverse cropping systems across Europe including mixed cropping and agroforestry. LIVESEED explored legal, technical, scientific, and socio-economic aspects that impact the use of organic seed from breeding to seed availability. LIVESEED developed policy recommendations on the implementation of the rules for organic seed in the EU organic regulation and an EU wide router database for organic seed. Innovative concepts for seed health and systems-based breeding have been developed as well as several breeding and selection tools for improved resilience. Innovative governance models for assessing suitability of homogeneous and heterogeneous cultivars for organic agriculture are designed and recommendations made to ease the official release of organic bred varieties. Economic business models for the whole seed supply chain including financing of organic breeding allowing simulation of interventions are under development. Science based policy recommendation of LIVESEED can have an immediate impact on the delegated and implementing act of the new organic EU regulation promoting organic seed and plant breeding.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:organic breeding, organic seed, policy recommendation, seed health, seed supply chain, selection tools, LIVESEED, liveseed, Abacus, FiBL20064
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation:Belgium
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Seeds and breeding > Plant breeding
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Seeds and breeding > Seeds
Germany
Germany > FiBL Germany - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed
France
Hungary
International Conferences > 2021: Organic World Congress, Science Forum: 6th ISOFAR Conference co-organised with INRA, FiBL, Agroecology Europe, TP Organics and ITAB > Transitioning towards organic and sustainable food system
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
UK
Deposited By: rey, m. frederic
ID Code:42308
Deposited On:07 Sep 2021 13:12
Last Modified:21 Sep 2021 09:51
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:A book of abstracts of papers of the Science Forum at the Organic World Congress 2021, September 8-10, Online and on-site in Rennes, France '6th ISOFAR Conference co-organised with INRA, FiBL, Agroecology Europe, TP Organics and ITAB' has been published

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