Organic Seed Alliance

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Mission Statement

Organic Seed Alliance advances ethical seed solutions to meet food and farming needs in a changing world.

Description

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) is a mission-driven organization that works nationally to ensure organic farmers have the seed they need to be successful. Our research, education, and advocacy programs foster seed systems that are responsive to the needs of organic agriculture, resulting in more organic seed and more skilled organic seed producers. Our participatory plant breeding projects are resulting in more organic varieties. We also offer trainings in plant breeding and seed production to farmers, students, seed companies, and others, and our publications are available online and downloaded by growers across the globe. Our advocacy work promotes actions and policies that support organic seed, seed growers, and organic farming more broadly.

Program Details

In 2020, we will expand educational opportunities for organic seed growers and:
  • Ask organic farmers across the country what they need most through a survey to be launched this winter in collaboration with the Organic Farming Research Foundation.
  • Revitalize an international seed working group at the 2020 Organic World Congress, the largest organic gathering on the planet.
  • Host a national dialogue on how the seed community can promote ethics and equity during our 2020 Organic Seed Growers Conference in Corvallis, OR.
  • Launch an interactive organic seed internship program to train the next generation of seed growers in partnership with the Multicultural Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture.
  • Expand educational and marketing resources to California seed growers working in several regional seed hubs across the state.
Primary Issue
Food
Address
210 Polk Street, Suite 2
Port Townsend, WA 98368
United States
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