Find out more about organic arable farming and organic livestock husbandry, join the discussions, and exchange ideas and information with colleagues and scientists.
The current European seed marketing regulatory framework represents a major bottleneck for the development and the registration of organic cultivars. The new EU organic regulation, introducing organic varieties and organic heterogeneous material, shall propose adapted rules and protocols for registration.
The economics of seed production and marketing are quite different in an organic regime compared to conventional. Lower yields and higher risks of crop failure require appropriate business models to ensure fair prices to seed-producing farmers. Similarly, financing organic plant breeding requires innovative approaches, encompassing the smaller seed market share and the higher number of varieties needed in the sector.
On this page, you will find information and updates on the economics and regulation of organic seeds, including contracting process and certification of organic seeds as well as information on availability of organic seeds on the market and other market issues.
This tool focuses on the tomato crop. It provides information on the plant physiology, the traditional varieties available in Italy as well as the…
This tool focuses on the potato crops. It provides information on the plant physiology, the traditional varieties available in Italy as well as the…
|Title||Issuing organisation||Project||Year of release||Rating|
|Agricultural biodiversity: Meaning and role for the producer||AEGILOPS - The Greek Network for Biodiversity and...||Liveseed||2016|
|Aubergine (Solanum melogena L.)||Rete Semi Rurali||Liveseed||2009|
|Breeding an organic forage crop variety (Liveseed Practice Abstract)||Agroscope||Liveseed||2020|
|Comparison of bread wheat varieties with different breeding origin under organic...||ATK - Centre for Agricultural Research||Liveseed||2014|
|Cooperatives a model to improve organic seed production (Liveseed Practice...||De Beersche Hoeve||Liveseed||2019|
|Creating dynamic and diverse populations. Mixtures of landraces or old varieties...||INRAE - National Research Institute for... , NARDI - National Agricultural Research and...||Liveseed||2020|
|Diversity and Participatory Research for Organic Agriculture||INRAE - National Research Institute for...||Liveseed||2019|
|Effect of organic cultivation in landraces of peppers||Universitat Politècnica de València||2018|
|Functional compounds of einkorn and emmer genotypes||ATK - Centre for Agricultural Research||Liveseed||2014|
|Greening urban gardens with local vegetable varieties (Liveseed Practice...||AEGILOPS - The Greek Network for Biodiversity and...||Liveseed||2020|
|Heterogeneous spring barley populations in Latvia (Liveseed Practice Abstract)||AREI - Institute of Agricultural Resources and...||Liveseed||2020|
|How to evaluate weed competitiveness in cereals (Liveseed Practice Abstract)||AGES - Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety||Liveseed||2020|
|Managing common bunt in wheat seed lots (Liveseed Practice Abstract)||Agrologica , ITAB - Institute for Organic Agriculture and Food , AGES - Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety||Liveseed||2019|
|Managing on farm populations. Mixtures of landraces or old varieties (Liveseed...||INRAE - National Research Institute for...||Liveseed||2020|
|Pepper (Capsicum annum L.)||Rete Semi Rurali||Liveseed||2009|
|Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)||Rete Semi Rurali||Liveseed||2009|
|Pre-sprouting of potato seed tubers (Liveseed Practice Abstract)||AREI - Institute of Agricultural Resources and...||Liveseed||2020|
|Proper seed storage||WUR - Wageningen University & Research||2020|
|Seed health in potatoes (Liveseed Practice Abstract)||LBI - Louis Bolk Institute||Liveseed||2020|
|Solanaceae||Rete Semi Rurali||Liveseed||2009|
|The cell fusion-free vegetable list helps organic farmers to find suitable...||BNN - Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren e.V. , FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture||2019|
|The identification of wheat genetic resources with high dietary fiber content||ATK - Centre for Agricultural Research||Liveseed||2014|
|The main diseases of Solanaceae transmitted by seeds||Rete Semi Rurali||Liveseed||2009|
|Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)||Rete Semi Rurali||Liveseed||2009|
|Towards ecological and societal resilience through systems-based plant breeding...||De Beersche Hoeve||Liveseed||2019|