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Workshop Organic seeds and heterogeneous populations

In the framework of the EU research project LIVESEED (H2020), a workshop with policymakers and stakeholders is organised in Paris on the 7th of June 2018.NNNAims of the workshop:N• to present the outputs of the 1st Liveseed cross-visit on organic seed production and some current EU initiatives on marketing of heterogenous material;N• to discuss lessons learned from these experiments and consider perspectives for the future organic regulation.NLIVESEED cross-visits are organised to demonstrate and promote smart practices in organic seed production. The aim is to increase productivity and quality in organic seed production across Europe, by learning from each other. The outputs of the 1st cross-visit in France (4-7 June 2018), which focussed on arable crop seed production in a cooperative and was hosted by UBIOS and ITAB, will be presented.NProgrammeN09:45 – Arrival and registrationN10:00 – Welcome and introductions (F. Rey, ITAB and J. Buet, UBIOS)N10:10 – Outputs of Liveseed 1st Cross-Visit (by the the visiting team)N10:55 – Coffee breakNN11:10 – New approaches for plant breeding for sustainable farming systems (I. Goldringer, INRA)N11:25 – First results from the EU temporary experiment on the marketing of heterogeneous material: presentation of cases studies (A. Costanzo/ C. Bicker, ORC)N11:40 – Testimonies from ongoing initiatives: in France (Ubios), Italy (R. Bocci, RSR), Netherland (E. Nuijten, LBI), and othersN12:10 – Plenary discussion: lessons learned and perspectives for the future organic regulationN13:00 – End of the workshopNNAttended participantsPolicy makers (EU Commission, French Ministry), CPVO, French authorities in charge of heterogeneous population (GEVES, SOC, GNIS) and organic seeds (INAO), and Liveseed partners.NDiscussions will be held in EnglishNRegistration: https://goo.gl/forms/kYUo02YMxheT6sOS2NFree but compulsoryNBefore the 1st of JuneNLimited number of placeNMeeting placeNFPH (Fondation Progres Homme), 38 Rue Saint-Sabin, 75011 ParisNOrganising committeeNITAB, Frédéric REY, frederic.rey@itab.asso.fr ; +33 613 92 42 66ORC, Ambrogio Costanzo and Charlotte BicklerRSR, Riccardo BocciLBI, Edwin NuijtenIFOAM-EU, Alexandra FussFiBL, Monika MessmerNMore information on Liveseed: www.liveseed.eu

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