These hands are holding characteristic heads of the rare species of Georgian Zanduri wheat, Triticum timopheevii.
© Hannes Lorenzen
Seeds4All is a census platform aiming to give visibility to all European organisations that collect, enrich, produce, disseminate and sustainably use traditional and new varieties of seeds belonging to the public domain, freely reproducible and not genetically modified.
By presenting a broad range of organisations – NGOs, citizens' initiatives, businesses, formal & informal networks – as well as by exhibiting the number of cultivated plant varieties they keep, Seeds4All wishes to promote this emerging sector, while creating a much needed space for common knowledge and experience sharing.
Seeds4All hopes to become a medium facilitating access to information about seed-swaps and market development
opportunities in Europe; as well as to demonstrate how rich and diverse are the kinds of initiatives dedicated to
preserve agrobiodiversity and how they can learn from each other, in order to grow and be spread everywhere.
WHY DO WE SUPPORT IT?
For the endless fight in favor of our freedom to sow it is waging
For its determination
to develop a sustainable and needed comercial activity
For the opportunity it gives us to offer sensible "fertile gifts"
For the wonder we feel when browsing its website - which looks like a musem of cultivated plants
For the 4000 seed varieties it keeps selling us, against all odds!
The Seeds4All platform is meant to grow thanks to the input of the seed distributors themselves.
The criteria to comply with...
If you run or take part in an organisation that meets these principles, you are very welcome to feature it and to contribute to the
support the vision and the development of the Seeds4All initiative that will help to multiply opportunities for cooperation between biodiversity keepers and to highlight the extent of their commitment, which has been legally insecure for too long.
Community Seed Banks
A solution to counter the loss of
The LLD network published two manuals that can be downloaded for free, providing a comprehensive overview of how CSBs can be established and managed. A third manual is to come, about the regulating access to germplasm and benefit sharing models.
Online Seed Policy Workshop
On the upcoming reform of the EU
seed marketing legislation
It is still possible to register to Arche Noah's workshop that will take place on January 29th and 30th on ZOOM. The sessions will question the risks and opportunities of the upcoming reform, to seed organisations' activities and to seed diversity in general.
Soup & Talk 2021
An opportunity to hear about the Seeds4All platform's role and goals!
The 2021 session of Soup & Talk! will take place online (ZOOM conference) on Saturday January 16, from 3:30pm to 7pm. Seeds4All's team will have the opportunity to give a 5 minutes speech about the platform. Looking forward to meeting you there!