Knowledge Commons and Seeds Variety Commons
The workshop will focus on the creation and management of knowledge commons and seed and variety as two fields of application of the new commons. New commons have become an increasingly important research subject in commons studies. The interdisciplinary research project Right Seeds, a cooperation of the University of Oldenburg, the Institute for Ecological Economy Research and the University of Göttingen, explores common-based approaches to variety breeding, seed production and seed usage. A commons orientation in the seed and variety sector provides a promising approach in reorienting the agricultural sector towards the international sustainability goals of food sovereignty and agrobiodiversity.