The main objective of the LIVESEED project was to improve transparency and competitiveness of the organic seed and breeding sector and encourage greater use of organic seed. LIVESEED project aimed to:
- foster harmonised implementation of the EU organic regulation on organic seed
- strengthen organic seed databases in the whole EU
- investigate socio-economic aspects related to the production and use of organic seed
- improve the availability and quality of organic seed
- develop guidelines for organic cultivar testing and registration
- develop innovative breeding approaches suited to organic farming
- widen the choice of organic cultivars meeting the demand of farmers, processors, retailers and consumers
LIVESEED has covered five main crop categories (legumes, vegetables, fruit trees, cereals and fodder crops) considering different farming systems and pedoclimatic zones across Europe.
LIVESEED was a Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation project. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 727230 and by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) under contract number 17.00090.