Sow what you sell: strategies for integrating organic breeding and seed production into value chain partnerships

A paper looking at the development of an independent organic breeding and seed sector poses a significant challenge for organic agriculture in Europe. It should deliver cultivars suitable to the principles and conditions of organic farming and secure the integrity of future product supply.

This study seeks to identify promising pathways to address this challenge by analysing value chain organization. It is based on a mixed method approach combining the assessment of qualitative data from a stakeholder dialogue with an analysis of quantitative farm survey data.

Research Publications

Theme: crop diversity, food systems, business markets
Published: 6th February 2021
Author: Eva Winter, Christian Grovermann, Joachim Aurbacher, Stefano Orsini, Freya Schäfer, Mariateresa Lazzaro, Francesco Solfanelli & Monika M. Messmer