Workshop Brussels

DIVERSIFOOD Workshop Enabling Crop Biodiversity on the Market 27th of November Brussels

Please click on the links to see and download the workshop presentations. Group work results are available on request to

The Programme is available here.

Opening Session:

Opening - Roby Biwer, Committee of the Regions

Presentation of the Workshop’s Scope and Introduction to DIVERSIFOOD, Klaus Rapf

Introductory Round

Seed Saving as an Invitation for Co-creating Biodiversity, Greet Lamprecht & Mieke Lateir

Session 1: Official Procedures, Legislation and Crop Biodiversity: Challenges and Best Practice Examples

Presentation 1 - Introduction on EU seed legislation, Fulya Batur

Presentation 2- Country Analysis Belgium, Małgorzata Verleyen Szulc

Presentation 3 - Country Analysis The Netherlands, Raoul Haegens

Presentation 4 - Country Analysis Austria, Emil Platzer

Presentation 5 - Country Analysis France, Blanche Magarinos-Rey

Session 2: Enabling the Biodiversity Market – Making Genetic Resources Available and Attractive for Farmers and Consumers

Group Work on Crop Biodiversity in Official Procedures and Legislations

Presentation 1 - Participatory Plant Breeding in the Netherlands, Edwin Nuijten

Presentation 2 - The Network Meuse-Rhin-Moselle, Marlene Moreau

Presentation 3 - How to Strengthen the Cooperation Between Gene Banks and Farmers, Obe Bootsma

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