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Enabling Crop Biodiversity on the Market
SEMINAARI ON TÄYNNÄ

How to develop friendly regulatory environments? For participants from Baltic and Nordic Countries, 22 - 23 November 2016, Järvenpää and Tuusula, Finland

Organised by ESVY - Southern Finland Organic Farmers Association (www.esvy.fi), FOPA - Finnish Organic Farmers Alliance, Kuhilas Ry, Kymi Organic Coop and ARCHE NOAH (www.arche-noah.at), supported by the DIVERSIFOOD project (www.diversifood.eu).


WEDNESDAY 23rd of NOVENBER
8:30 – 9:00 Registration at Gustavelund Hotel in front of meeting room 8

9:00 – 10:30 SESSION 1: Problems and best practice examples (meeting room 8)


OPENING
Juho Maula, FOPA – Finnish Organic Farmers Alliance
Sami Kuoppamäki, Kymi Organics Coop (video 1:46 min)


GREETINGS FROM THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE OF FINLAND
Director Veli-Pekka Talvela, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland (video 8:59 min)



PRESENTATION OF THE WORKSHOP'S SCOPE
AND INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSIFOOD

Klaus Rapf, Arche Noah / Diversifood (video 10:41 min)


THE POTENTIAL OF CROP DIVERSIFICATION AND DIVERSITY PRIDUCTS
Marjo Keskitalo, LUKE - Natural Resources Institute Finland (video 16:26 min)

THE DANISH IMPLEMENTATION OF EU PRM LEGISLATION
AND ITS IMPORTANCE FOR BIODIVERSITY

Merete Buus, Danish AgriFish Agency


LEGISLATION - ENABLING BIODIVERSITY IN AUSTRIA?
Emil Platzer, ARCHE NOAH Austria (video 11:33 min


10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break in front of meeting room 8


11:00 – 12:15 SESSION 2: Country analysis PRM legislation Finland



THE SITUATION OF FINNISH FARMERS

Reijo Käki, FOPA – Finnish Organic Farmers Alliance (video 11:26 min)



LEGAL SITUATION IN FINLAND

Kaarina Paavilainen, Senior Officer, Evira - Finnish Food Safety Authority on behalf of Evira
and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland (video 16:19 min)


IFOAM EU’S POSITION ON SEED MARKETING LAWS
Effimia Chatzinikolaou, IFOAM EU (video 8:34 min)

12:15 – 13:00 GROUP WORK ON SEED LEGISLATION (world cafe)
Goals/Needs – Barriers – Drivers of change


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch in Restaurant

14:00 – 16:00 SESSION 3: Presentations (meeting room 8)

WORLD CAFE RESULTS
Consolidated world cafe results will be presented by the hosts and discussed in plenary.




SECURING CROP GENETIC DIVERSITY:
RECONCILING EU SEED LEGISLATION AND BIODIVERCITY

Christian Prip, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway (video 23:38 min


THE NORDIC USER GENE BANK PROJECT
Jan Svensson, NordGen (video 21:24 min)



THE FRENCH LAW ON BIODIVERSITY
Blanche Magarinos-Rey, lawyer, Association Kokopelli


15:40 - 16:00 Afternoon coffee in the restaurant


16:00 – 17:00 GROUP WORK ON AGROBIODIVERSITY IN LEGISLATION

groups for different topics – participants can register for a group in the morning
- Biodiversity in Rural development
- User Gene Bank – Interaction with end users
- Realizing the potential of the biodiversity market and developing value chains for biodiversity products

17:00 - 18:00 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS meeting room 8
- Feedback from topic groups and plenary discussion of next steps
- Closing


This project has received funding from the European Unions’s
H2020 Programme under grant agreement no 633571
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