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Online courses

International conference on breeding and seed sector innovations for organic food systems, taking place on 8 - 10 March 2021. The conference is jointly organised by EUCARPIA Organic and Low Input Section, LIVESEED, BRESOV, ECOBREED, FLPP AND ECO-PB. Topics range from underutilised genetic resources and breeding for diversity to organic production of high quality seed and living soil-plant interactions.

  • Institution: EUCARPIA
  • Date: 8 - 10 March 2021
  • Language: English
  • Other information: Fees for students are 15€

Scientific Seed Symposium on seed production in times of climate change, taking place on 9 - 11 March 2021. Registration for Scientific Seed Symposium, VDLUFA Online Workshop and Spring meeting “Fachgruppe Saatgut” until February 28, 2021. Abstract submission deadline is January 15, 2021.

  • Institution: IPK Leibniz-Institut, VDLUFA, Gesellschaft für Pflanzenbauwissenschaften e.V., gpz - Gesellschaft für Pflanzenzüchtung e.V.
  • Date: 9 - 11 March 2021
  • Language: English, German

Seed Diversity and Participatory Research for Organic Farming. In this presentation, Véronique Chable (INRAE) talks about the revival of peasant seed, participatory research and the creation of Réseau Semences Paysannes in France.

  • Instituation, Author: INRAE, Véronique Chable
  • Year: 2020
  • Language: English

Online seminar on organic seeds and heterogeneous material in the new organic production regulationThis online seminar explains how the new EU Regulation 2018/848 for organic production will affect the entire organic farming sector, in particular the use of seeds and plant reproduction material.

  • Institution: Sociedad Española Agricultura Ecológica (SEAE)
  • Project: LIVESEED
  • Year: 2020
  • Language: Spanish

Online seminars by Organic Seed Alliance cover various aspects of organic breeding, seed production and variety trials. 

  • Institution: Organic Seed Alliance (OSA)
  • Language: English

Organic seed production online course by Organic Seed Alliance, taking place in spring 2021. This interactive, cohort-based course is designed to supplement an on-farm seed production training experience. The course includes six modules over six months, and is focused on the biological, technical and economic aspects of organic seed production.

  • Institution: Organic Seed Alliance (OSA)
  • Year: Spring 2021
  • Language: English

Self-guided tutorial in organic seed production by Organic Seed Alliance was designed to supplement an on-farm seed production training experience with readings, a series of six online seminars and assignments: 1) Crop planning; 2) Trials and selection; 3) Diseases and pests; 4) Seed quality, harvesting techniques, and equipment; 5) Cleaning and record keeping; and 6) Seed contracting and economics.

  • Institution: Organic Seed Alliance (OSA)
  • Year: 2016-2017
  • Language: English