SOLIBAM is an international project developing breeding methods for the organic and low-input sectors. In various ways, it is testing the hypothesis that within-crop diversity can enhance stability and productivity.
Louisa will talk about results from two horticultural trials taking place at Wakelyns Agroforestry on a sprouting broccoli population and a French bean landrace-cross. Currently, the legal environment is hostile to the marketing of diversified seed lines. Louisa will briefly talk about the activities underway to try and change this, within SOLIBAM and beyond.