The Workshop on Potentialities and Challenges of Breeding for the Vegetable Organic Systems will take place at the University of Almería, Spain, on November 28th, 2019.
To overcome the derogation regime that allows organic farmers to use untreated seeds produced under conventional farming, it is crucial to develop varieties adapted to organic farming and produce their seeds under organic conditions. That sets new opportunities and challenges for scientists and the seed industry. The development of new breeding approaches and a wise integration of old ones is necessary. This workshop aims to clarify the actual EU landscape for the organic sector and understand how breeding can help bridge the perspectives of the seed industry, the organic farmers, the consumers and other stakeholders.