Newsletter del Coordinamento Europeo Liberiamo la Diversità! del mese di aprile 2020

ECLLD/ NEWS  the Newsletter for cultivated biodiversity
n. 5  April 2020

Since we’re postponing activities…

It’s moved to October the XI° Let’s Liberate Diversity!

Scandicci, Italy – With the circumstances of this time, we wish you are all healthy and for staying in connection with all of you, we inform our plans to meet for the Annual LLD gatheringmoreover  recommend a compelling documentary or share the 2nd issue of Brussel sprouts for high-quality information on “Seeds & Crop Biodiversity in European Policy“.
Rete Semi Rurali and CERERE project invites you to the first vision of the documentary “Cereals – the renaissance in the field” which tells the new supply chains, from sowing to the final products, through the words, stories, and emotions of five key players: farmers, researchers and producers.
We look forward to seeing you virtually
Friday, April 3 at 21.30 on the RSR Facebook page
The video will then be available from Saturday 4 April on RSR’s youtube channel and on the websites and platforms linked to the CERERE project.


The physical 11th LLD meeting has been moved to 16/18 October 2020 hoping that by that date the situation will be resolved.

 Red Andaluza de Semillas “Resembrando e Intercambiando” (SPA)
Videos on cultivated biodiversity and its importance
here you can find the video with thematic: i) why are seed laws a threat to cultivated biodiversity?, ii) community seed and knowledge banks, iii) characteristics of some local Andalusian varieties iiii) Importance of local varieties in sustainable food systems. Plus inform you about the “XXI State Fair of Cultivated Biodiversity, 26, 27 and 28 June 2020, Carrícola (Valencia) “

 Reseau Semences Paysannes (FRA) 
new ethical charter and an updated definition of peasant seeds for the national seed network. Over the past three years, peasant seeds and the products derived from them (veggies, flour, bread  …) have been more and more attractive for agribusiness actors as an interesting niche market. In France, we choose to use the concept of « commons » not to be reduced only to economically valuable producers ( see here for English materials).  The full article on the website.

 ProSpecieRara (CH)
Catalogue of varieties 
Here you will find diversity! (DE,FR,ITA) Browse through the varieties and let yourself be inspired by your garden and your kitchen! Here you can find access to seeds and plant material for some of the varieties.

Seeds & Crop Biodiversity in European Policy
This newsletter is produced by Fulya BATUR (Pro Specie Rara – PSR) for the European Coordination Let’s Liberate Diversity! within the PSR project on seed policy


 DYNAVERSITY we are producing 3 manuals on CSB management that will be available after the summer.

 GenResBridge project is happy to announce the creation of Genetic Resources, a new open access peer-reviewed online journal which is free to publish and free to read.

 Community Seed Banks Project – Do you work/collaborate with a CSB? Do you want technical training that helps your community in the future? Take 2 minutes and fill in the questionnaire in order to CHOOSE your preferences of topics ( IT issues, Technical issues, Legal framework )

Here the survey in English!
Voici le questionnaire en Français!
Qui il sondaggio in Italiano!
Aquí la encuesta en Español!

SEEDS STORIES – 90 seconds

A great little video explaining how seed laws and free trade agreements are restricting farmers’ right and endangering our all so important biodiversity.
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The events will have to be confirmed due to the emergency situation


This newsletter is realised thanks to  EU project DYNAVERSITY
Project ID: 773814