The database is a requirement of EU Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 and 889/2008 which regulate the use of seeds and seed potatoes in organic farming. The database is funded by Defra and managed by the Soil Association, working in partnership with FiBL.
You can use the site to search for available organic seeds, vegetative propagation material and seed potatoes. The site is designed to be used by organic farmers and growers to find organic seed, certification bodies to help authorize derogations and seed companies looking to sell certified organic seed. If you search the database and find the varieties you need are not available you must seek a derogation from your certification body before purchasing non-organic seed.
We will do our best to keep the database as up-to-date as possible. Please help us to do this by notifying us of any errors with regard to the availability of varieties at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The database manager and administrators cannot be held liable for the seed used and varieties selected.
Annual reports from previous years are available upon request.