Seed Markets for Agroecology discussion paper

ACT Alliance EU has published a PCD discussion paper on Seeds and Food Security.

The diversity of seed systems and markets offering locally adapted quality seeds and plant genetic diversity, and the opportunities for farmers to save, use, exchange and sell their seeds are paramount to resilient agricultural systems and farmers’ sovereign choice. The focus of this briefing is on the likely impact and relevance of the European seed policies review and legislation on marketing rules in developing countries.

As a global standard setter, the EU is keen to increase and shape regulatory coordination of international standards. The paper shows how the EU is appropriating a range of different exemptions to make those standards fit its own EU use. A commitment to policy coherence for development must translate into these flexibilitiesbe made available to partner countries in the global South.

Read the paper here