Funding: Horizon 2021 Research and Innovation Framework Programme, European Union
Coordinator: FiBL Europe
Time period: October 2022 - September 2026.
Consortium partners: 37 partners from 17 countries work closely together in the LIVESEEDING project.
LIVESEEDING - Organic seed and plant breeding to promote sustainable and diverse food systems in Europe
The aim of LIVESEEDING is to facilitate the market access to high diversity of crop varieties, which are the basis for quality organic seed production, in order to develop more sustainable food systems.
LIVESEEDING contributes to the enhancement of organic production in Europe by helping to strengthen and diversify the organic seed sector according to market needs, thereby improving the availability of organic plant propagating material of organic varieties (organic heterogeneous propagating material, organic varieties, landrace varieties) for a wide range of crops bred for greater diversity and adaptation to local conditions.
LIVESEEDING is also helping the transition towards environmentally friendly, climate-neutral, healthy, and equitable food systems by selecting varieties that are both organic and have low nutrient input requirements. It also develops innovative business models that link breeders with other actors in the value chain, highlighting the impact of biodiversity on health through food. Through active policy dialogue with various national and European organisations and authorities, LIVESEEDING aims to achieve 100% organic seeds in the future by applying research results and good practices.