Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe
Annual Meeting of the European SAVE Network, and the 13th European Agrobiodiversity Seminar
The SAVE annual meeting takes place from Sunday 25th August to Wednesday 28th August. It starts with a visit to the 23rd Living Heritage Expo, Provinciaal domein Puyenbroeck in the community of Wachtebeke (near Ghent), organized by the Belgian SAVE partner Steunpunt Levend Erfgoed. At the Expo also the 4. Dialogue Forum of the H2020 project IMAGE will take place. The SAVE community is highly welcomened to get information and to discuss about Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) rules in general and expecially for Animal Genetic Resources. On 26 and 27 August, the SAVE committees (Council of Cooperation Partners and Board of Directors meeting) and the SAVE Seminar will be held.
Since La Foresta is close to the Louvain University Faculty of Agriculture and Bioengineering, we plan to visit the Genebank for "Brussels Endives" and the Banana Genebank, which is the largest in the world.
A visit to a breeder of the natural grazing Ardennes sheep and Kempens cattle is planned. Together with "Nationale Boomgaardenstichting" a fruit orchard with rare traditional fruits in Nieuwrode will be visited.
A varied program for both tha animal and the plant conservation scene awaits numerous participants!
Arca Deli® Awards 2019
It is already late this year, but we are sure, you have your exceptional products ready!
Show your customers that your product or service from rare livestock breeds or plant varieties is valued on a European level! Sometimes it can be difficult to quickly explain to your customers why your product is special. The Arca-Deli Award is here to help you! The award tells your customers that you value the heritage and culture of your community. It tells them that there is a local person standing behind the quality of the product. This connection between you, the producer, and the community of consumers reminds your customers that they are an important part of the conservation of their living heritage. The logo can be used on labelling of products and services as a means of adding value. The award is presented to products and services seen as being recommendable as a model or an example of good practice. Enter your product for an Arca-Deli Award in 2019 and soon you may be able to use this unique logo on your products!
Deadline for entries 2019: Friday 16th August (unfortunately late entries cannot be considered)
• Product entries MUST include a sample of the product.
• Participants at the SAVE meeting may bring the products with them or give them to someone who will be attending rather than sending them. But the documentation must be submitted by the 16th August Please send your entry to one of the addresses below.
Steunpunt Levend Erfgoed SLE
Staf Van Den Bergh, Secretary
Rotselaarsebaan 45 B-3220 Holsbeek
SAVE Network Office Wageningen
c/o Nonja Remijn
Gebouw De Valk Dreijenlaan 2
6703 HA Wageningen
For any questions contact: SAVE Project Office
We are looking forward to give your entry to the Arce Deli Award Jury
SAVE e-News 2/2019
The SAVE e-News edition 2/2019 is ready to be read
Topics of the current edition:
- Feral Goat populations on the Atlantic Islands: The Case of Deserta Grande Goats
- IPBES global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services
- CAP for small scale Farmers?
- Donkeys –Mission in Nature Protection
- Belgium in August: Focus on Conservation
- EU budget – Call for citizen messages
- Sowing Seeds of Change
- Europom 2019
- Agrobiodiversity Index Report 2019: risk and resilience
- Global relationships between biodiversity and nature-based tourism in protected areas
- The most expensive Potato of the world
We wish you a stimulating and entertaining read!
As usual, we are open for constructive criticism and stimulation from your side at any time.
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