European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources

Regional platform for the support of management, conservation and sustainable use of animal genetic resources


FAO side event: What’s new about Animal Genetic Resources in Europe?

Significant accomplishments related to Animal Genetic Resources have occurred lately in Europe. Following the publication of the Genetic Resources Strategy for Europe in 2021, an Animal strategy was ...

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Our Christmas gift: an edition of the ERFP newsletter !

Ten years after the last edition of the ERFP newsletter, it is our pleasure to present you our newsletter, right on time to be featured under the Christmas tree !    

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Main outcomes of the Native Horses Network Meeting

Last november, the first meeting of the ERFP Ad Hoc Action on Nordic Native Horses was held in Alnarp, Sweden. Nineteen people from nine different countries met in a hybrid reunion as a follow-up of ...

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3, 2, 1... for the European Reference Center !

Starting January 1st 2023, the new European Reference Center for Endangered Animal Breeds will be officially created. A consortium led by Wageningen University & Research (WUR), together with ...

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Genetic Resources is the journal for your publications !

Genetic Resources ( is a new open access online journal, launched in 2020 and inspired by the no longer existing Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter and Animal Genetic Resources ...

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Publication of the survey on Rural development support measures for AnGR

Countries that are part of the European Union are drafting the last amendments to their new Rural Development Programmes (RDP) which will start beginning of 2023. The RDP can be a powerful tool ...

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Thank you Sipke !

Sipke Hiemstra (The Netherlands) chaired the ERFP Steering Committee for two mandates, and worked  successively with two different secretariats, Slovenia (cf. featured image) and France under his ...

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Publication of the draft of the Animal Genetic Resources Strategy

This strategy is a joint effort of the ERFP network. It was developed with support from the ERFP Steering Committee and ERFP working group experts, and revised and approved by the national ...

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Launch of the Genetic Resources Strategies for Europe

The GenRes Bridge consortium is pleased to announce that the Genetic Resources Strategy for Europe will be launched on Tuesday 30 November 2021 9.00-13:00 CET. During the same event, ECPGR, ...

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ERFP webinar : a successful attempt !

A total of 115 participants joined the first ERFP webinar about its activities last september 9th. The speakers presented the purpose and main outcomes of the ERFP network since its creation and ...

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Launch of the GenRes Gateway

The Genetic Resources Gateway– a crowd-sourced platform to guide you through the landscape of forest, plant and animal genetic resources in Europe - is online! This is one of the key products of ...

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Main outcomes of the In Situ Working Group

The annual meeting of the In Situ Working Group of the European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources was held virtually on 31 May 2021 with 27 participants chaired by Danijela Bojkovski ...

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