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Tuesday, October 20 • 15:30 - 16:00
Seeds as a commons: open source seeds licences and initiatives

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As 60% of the world seeds are sold by four giant companies, all around the world the idea of open source seeds is flourishing as an act of resistance against patents and privatization. From Philippines to USA, Kenya, Germany, Austria and Argentina, a handful of organisations are working on open source seeds licences, platforms and protocols, inspired by open source software and Creative Commons movements. The goal is to ensure biodiversity to fight hunger: the seeds commons as a real alternative for agroecology. Can we think about biological material the same way we think about software, hardware or art?

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Marcela Basch

Founder and editor, El plan C
I'm a journalist and a teacher. Since 2013 I'm deeply interested in the different faces of collaborative economies, free culture and p2p networks. Therefore I created el plan C (elplanc.net), the first news website focused in collaborative economies and culture in Latin America. Along... Read More →

Tuesday October 20, 2020 15:30 - 16:00 UTC