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The European Coexistence Bureau organises the exchange of technical-scientific information on best agricultural management practices for coexistence. On this basis, it develops consensus agreed crop-specific guidelines for coexistence measures.

Coexistence refers to the ability of farmers to choose between the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) and non-GM crops, in compliance with the relevant legislation on labelling rules for GM organisms (GMOs), food and feed and/or purity standards.

The European Coexistence Bureau has been established jointly by the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission at the JRC's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), Seville, Spain.