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Hello dear Seeders!


I hope you enjoyed your Summer and that you duly refused all the straws the bartenders tried to decorate your cocktails with! 


I have found it harder to publish the Seednews on a regular basis this Summer, but this was for a good purpose! 


We celebrated our 6,000 kilometer in France this week, thanks to the support of Biocoop! Chambéry, Metz, the Seine-et-Marne, the Pays de la Loire, Brittany, Sarthe, the Bordeaux region, the Basque Country, the Gascogne, the Languedoc, the Hérault, the city of Avignon, in the Vaucluse department, where I am today, are only some of the places we went to. 


This journey has already led us to discover 12 inspiring initiatives, which I am very much looking forward to telling you about! While I am working on it, you can keep on following our Tour de France live on Instagram.

A big thank you to Marc for the picture!




For this one edition, I decided to leave the seed theme on the side to talk about a key theme in Senegal: the agricultural entrepreneurship. While spending two weeks in Casamance, a narrow strip of land located between Gambia and Guinea-Bissau, I had the opportunity to discover Dokkal, a circular agriculture business that is based on poultry farming.


I tried to convey the goals and difficulties encountered by the Senegalese agricultural entrepreneurs in this new «Grand Format»:


GRAND FORMAT - Entreprendre en Casamance 


A big thank you to Mamadou for the picture!




This Summer is all about setting the record straight:


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  • As you already know, this French segment of the Tour was made possible thanks to the support of Biocoop, but also and foremost thanks to a great Volkswagen Transporter 3, a van from 1990 whose peak speed of 70 km/h is most enjoyable on small departmental roads. Here is an article on this very special driving experience: «A bord du Seed Van, il y a…»

  • We also updated our Travelmap
  • and you can still find all of our pictures on Instagram!

  If you discover new projects or initiatives around seeds, feel free to send me a picture and a short description to

This is it for this month! Next, we will be heading to Aubignan, to learn about the work on wine plants and the specific problems encountered by wine producers around seeds.


I wish you a pleasant month. Again, don’t forget to spread the seeds, and see you in September for a new Seednews... which I am definitely hoping to send out on time!




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This Seednews have been translated from French to English by the great Annelise Meyer ! Thank you !

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