This conference at the European Parliament and online aims at discussing the upcoming EU revision on seed marketing and the protection of the rights of peasants. It will reflect on the scope of the legislation (whether it applies to the exchange and sale of seeds by farmers, to seed conservation work, and to the sale to non-professionals), and explore pathways for the registration of varieties and populations adapted to organic and low-input growing conditions.
Our Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Adviser on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Dr Christophe Golay will discuss the exchange and sale of seeds by farmers and peasants and how the EU revision could implement the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants
This conference is hosted by MEPs Martin HÄUSLING (Greens/EFA), Eric ANDRIEU (S&D), Norbert LINS (EPP), Dacian CIOLOS (RENEW) and Anja HAZEKAMP (GUE/NGL), and co-organised by ARCHE NOAH, the Geneva Academy, IFOAM Organics Europe (EU), and Demeter International.
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Interpretation will be provided to and from English, German and French.
This conference at the European Parliament discussed the upcoming EU revision on seed marketing and the protection of the rights of peasants.
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