Training in participatory breeding and seed system concepts, issues and approaches supports engaged professionals and graduate students to contribute to resilient seed system development. This course serves professionals who seek longer-term solutions for sustainable, agro-ecological agriculture and answers to the question: How can food systems be moved forward in the South and the North?
Key aspects of this course include:
– Concepts, strategies, methods and experiences with decentralised and participatory approaches to plant breeding and seed system development to increase agrobiodiversity and cope with climate changes
– Governance issues such as seed quality control, property rights, co-ownership and benefit sharing
– Specific approaches for different crop types and socio-economic contexts
– Multi-actor approaches, collaborative learning, knowledge sharing and networking approaches to engage food system and value chain actors into participatory plant breeding and resilient seed system programs
– The interaction of technical solutions and social choices: considering trade-offs and issues of inclusion/social equity and other values
Course materials can be downloaded as pdf from the open access archive Organic Eprints, at the following link: https://orgprints.org/id/eprint/38731/