The advantage of OBS is the constant dialogue that exists with producers
CAULIFLOWER: SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
TRADITIONAL SCALOT: NEW CHALLENGES
ARTICHOKE: AN ENRICHED RANGE
COCO DE PAIMPOL : PRODUCERS INVOLVED
This section, which had no previous relationship with the OBS, was the first to sign a convention. I consider that the OBS and the section have succeeded in this: to prove the interest of a process of varietal creation for a very specific production, very isolated compared to the national section. </ P>
As in shallot, the OBS produces the basic seeds, and the producers themselves multiply the seeds. So there is no question here of self-financing the plants breeding through the sale of seeds. The producers and their section took on their responsibilities and were able to set up and finance this agreement. Three varieties were selected, the program continues.
THE ORGANIC SECTOR: STRONG ACCOMPANYING
Since 1995, the OBS has organized its development in the production of AB certified seeds.
In the AB production regulations (Organic Agriculture), it is specified that the organic producers must provide AB seeds and seedlings. However there is the possibility, in a derogatory way, to provide conventional untreated (non-organic) seeds. The Cerafel’s organic producers immediately declared that they could not base their development on a derogatory system. </ P>
Our goal is to produce quality seeds at an acceptable price in sufficient quantity.