European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources

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


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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#BreedersTalkGreen webinar - Genetic Diversity and Responsible Animal Breeding

EFFAB and FABRE-TP organized the fourth session of the  webinar series focusing on Genetic Diversity and Responsible Animal Breeding Thursday 1st July, 2021. During the webinar, presentations ...

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Feedback workshop on the European Genetic Resources Strategy

A series of webinars provides background information for the workshop. They are all available on the GenResBridge website as they are being held. Check out this page: ...

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The gene banks specific status finally acknowledged !

This June 3rd was published the Supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the approval of germinal product establishments and the traceability ...

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Check out the EUGENA flyer !

Thanks to the work of a ERFP Ad Hoc action, a flyer has been drafted about the EUGENA* network It is available here 2020 EUGENA Flyer for dissemination.   Thanks to Fernando Tejerina, ...

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European strategies: Biodiversity and Farm to Fork

The EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 (  and A Farm to Fork Strategy ...

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The EAAP on site meeting is cancelled

The live event is cancelled, however the team is working on hosting the meeting virtually. Mor information to come. The ...

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Success story: the revival of the Leicome pig

If you want to read about the success story of the Leicome pig that was almost extinct in 2012 with only one farmer left, check out this ...

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Creation of Genetic Resources, a new online journal

We are happy to announce the creation of Genetic Resources (, a new open access peer-reviewed online journal which is free to publish and free to read. The journal is inspired by the ...

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Animal Gene Banks: More than just a bank! - The IMAGE project recommendations

"Less than 1% of the genetic material in the collections of gene banks is transferred into livestock breeding programs or breed conservation programs in Europe" In order to bring breeding ...

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Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

The regional (Europe and Central Asia) synthesis report on Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture is available on the FAO website. Check it out !

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