The Common Agriculture Policy – and where grassroots organisations all around see potential for change!

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is one of the oldest EU’s policies. After more than a decade of post-World War II food shortages and hunger, it was introduced in 1962 to increase … verder lezen

Black lives matter and the importance of taking down statues

With the brutal killing of George Floyd, we saw a lot of Black Lives Matter protests happening recently. We as ASEED support these protests, and believe racist behaviour by police officers in … verder lezen

Farmer Portrait #3: Dirk Borgman from the Netherlands

Interview conducted by Robbie Dubbelman For this Farmer Portrait we will be going somwhere a bit closer to where the ASEED Office is located: The Netherlands. The farmer I interviewed is Dirk … verder lezen

Reading group report #5 – Decolonising de-growth

In this reading group we continued the discussion around degrowth, this time with a particular focus on avoiding neo-colonial practices within a degrowth framework. As the term degrowth is invented in Europe, … verder lezen

New bi-monthly theme

The Common Agricultural Policy – A problem with potential for progress Yet again we are closing a chapter of the ASEED bi-monthly themes and we are moving on from degrowth which has … verder lezen

Farmer Portrait #2: Francesca from Italy

Interview conducted and translated by Isabella de Judicibus. This is our second post in a weekly series called “Farmers Portraits.” We decided to take a look at the different ways in which … verder lezen

Farmer Portrait #1: Freddy Cordero from Costa Rica

Interview conducted by Robbie Dubbelman. Translation done by Joselyn Cordero Jirón. This is our first post in a weekly series called “Farmer Portraits.” We decided to take a look at the different … verder lezen

ESC Position available for Fossil Free Agriculture Campaign- Apply Now!

Do you have an affinity with activism, grass-roots organising, or campaigning on agriculture and food issues, as well as social justice? Are you concerned about climate change? Would you like to change … verder lezen

ASEED Podcast 3.0: Degrowth with Giuseppe Feola

“When the ordinary language in use is inadequate to articulate what begs to be articulated, then it is time for a new vocabulary.” The ASEED podcast is back!!! With a third episode, this time related … verder lezen

European Patent Office gives green light to prohibit patents on plants and animals

Enlarged Board of Appeal agrees with restrictive interpretation of patent law. Patents on plants and animals derived from conventional breeding can be fully prohibited in Europe. This is the result of a … verder lezen

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