LIVESEED – Improve performance of organic agriculture by boosting organic seed and plant breeding efforts across Europe
LIVESEED aims to improve the performance and competitiveness of the organic sector by boosting organic seed and plant breeding efforts. To increase the availability and choice of organic seed, LIVESEED will, among others, harmonize the implementation of legislative requirements and develop an EU-wide router database tool for seed suppliers, develop improved cultivar testing systems, novel breeding concepts, selection tools, genetic resources as well as business and governance models for the whole seed supply chain.
The innovative multi-actor and -action research approach of LIVESEED ensures a broad and fast implementation of the project outputs across Europe. The LIVESEED consortium consists of 49 organisations (35 partners + 14 third linked parties) and >30 stakeholders from 18 European countries, including researchers, breeders, seed producers, organic associations and retailers. Combining scientific and practical knowledge will enable the consortium to generate innovative solutions for a greater choice and uptake of organic seed derived from resilient cultivars to strengthen sustainable food production in Europe.