Our advocacy promotes policies and actions that support the growth and success of organic seed systems. We advocate for farmer and breeder rights. The issues we address include concentrated ownership of seed, restrictive intellectual property practices, and the challenges genetic engineering poses to seed integrity.
We engage in policy actions, discussions, and research at the national level. This includes convening diverse members of the organic community to identify and address barriers to organic seed system development. We respond to timely needs, from developing web-based resources and tools (see Organic Seed Finder) to conducting surveys, writing reports (see State of Organic Seed), and providing public comments to influence agency and congressional decisions. Organic Seed Alliance is a member of the National Organic Coalition.