Organic seed market trends, seed business analyses, and policy measures

Event Date : June 2, 2021

Event Time : 9:00 am - 11:00 am

LIVESEED is organising an online (Zoom) workshop on the current organic seed market trends, the results of research on organic seed businesses and on the different policy measures to boost the production and use of organic seed.

The event will take place on 2 June 2021, 10-12 AM (CET).

Researchers from the LIVESEED consortium will present key results of the project on the market situation and policy recommendations for organic seed production and breeding in the EU in the form of four informative short talks (around 5 min each). These will be followed by an interactive discussion with participants about the practical possible uses of the results. We are looking forward to your participation.

Tentative agenda:

10:00-10.05 Arrival
10:05 – 10:10 Welcome and introduction
10:10 – 10:35 Flash talks:
1.   Seed market development (Francesco Solfanelli, UNIVPM, Italy)
2.   Trends – Results from a recent European seed supplier survey (Maaike Raijmaakers, Bionext, Netherlands)
3.   Financing strategies for organic breeding (Stefano Orsini, ORC, UK)
4.   Assessing scenarios for organic seed use increase (Christian Grovermann, FiBL, Switzerland)

10:35 – 10:50 Questions from the floor
10:50 – 11:30 Introduction Klaxoon, interactive facilitated collaborative exercises with participants
11:30 – 11:45 Open discussions
11.45 – 12.00 Closing remarks

Questions about the event should be addressed to: Eva Winter (


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