The future of our agriculture and food depends as much on diversity as on seeds. The "Semillas de Identidad" campaign, supported by SWISSAID, ensures that seeds in Colombia and Nicaragua remain in the hands of farmers and that diversity is preserved.
The eight Session of the Governing Body Week ended, and new inputs was given to the Secretariat..
This November 18-22nd we will hold our third 'Seed Week'. During these five days we will celebrate the vital work underway to revive the diversity of organic, open-pollinated seed, build the skills of growers and strengthen local economies in the UK, Ireland and beyond.
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Johannesburg, South Africa, 4 October 2019- Minister says no to Monsanto's "drought tolerant" maize seed
Agriculture Minister Thoko Didiza has upheld a decision to reject agriculture chemical company Monsanto's application for the commercial cultivation of its triple stacked ‘drought-tolerant’ maize seed. The maize is genetically modified (GM) to be tolerant to drought as well as resistant to certain insects.
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The legal watch is realised by the French Farmers' seeds network,Réseau Semences Paysannes. Informations are related to seeds marketing, intellectual property rights, genetic ressources ...It is presented in French but you can find out English version on internet with the name of the topic