- Buy and distribute open-source varieties and tell people about the idea.
- Recommend the OpenSourceSeeds concept to plant breeders and distributors. We are happy to get in touch with potential new partners.
- Make a donation to support our work. We are grateful for every donation; big or small.
Transfer donations to the following account:
IBAN: DE25 2605 0001 0000 1552 18
OpenSourceSeeds is a project of the non-profit organization AGRECOL e.V.
Donations made in Germany are tax-deductible. We are happy to issue a receipt for donations larger than €200. For this we would need your name and address. For smaller amounts the tax authorities require only an account statement. Donations of up to 20% of your total income qualify for tax relief.
What will my donation be used for?
We support the breeding and open-source licensing of new crop varieties so that these can become accessible to all. Part of the donations covers the costs of administration and management of variety licences. OpenSourceSeeds supports breeders to market their seed and to pursue licence violators. We consult various interest groups and raise awareness on the benefits of open-source licensing. Another part of the donations finances breeding projects that develop new commonly owned varieties.
Who is behind OpenSourceSeeds?
OpenSourceSeeds is a project of AGRECOL e.V., the Association for AgriCulture and Ecology. Active since 1988, this non-profit association promotes dialogue and exchange on locally adapted, ecologically sound land use. Seed is a central topic in its work. Find more information about AGRECOL here.