Workshop on the New Organic Regulation

Regulation (EU) 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council, that will be applied from 1 January 2021 on, defines for the first time the terms “organic variety suitable for organic production” and “organic heterogeneous material”. The two new proposed categories for the EU’s organic seed law could help to facilitate the use of seeds that are better adapted to local conditions.

Representatives of Crop Research Institute, SELGEN, and SECOBRA attended a workshop, where the new options and adaptations for DUS and VCU testing of organic varieties were discussed with stakeholders and policymakers. The workshop took place in Brussels on February 4th, 2020 and was organised by H2020 projects LIVESEED and INVITE.