Report of the Ad Hoc Action to support the development of EUGENA
Final Report of the ERFP Ad Hoc action to support the development of EUGENA, to identify candidate EUGENA genebanks, and improve the information about the genebanks in Europe.
This Ad Hoc action was set up in 2020 and led by F. Tejerina (Spain)
Rural development support measures for Animal Genetic Resources
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 to enhance the conservation of Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR), either by direct financial support or by measures that indirectly contribute to the conservation of AnGR (e.g. payments for maintaining high quality pastures through grazing, organic production, etc.). Non EU countries also have initiatives that fund AnGR conservation.
The National Coordinator of Serbia, Srdjan Stojanovic, under the umbrella of the ERFP In Situ (WG), initiated a-wide survey in Europe on national support measures for the conservation of local breeds. We hope that the results of this survey will provide new insights for the implementation of support measures for the conservation and sustainable use of AnGR across Europe. Local breeds are not only a source of genetic diversity in agriculture and livestock, they represent a national heritage and provide identity for the local community.
Seminar on conservation and use of farm animal genetic resources: challenges in practice
project coordinator: Sipke-Joost Hiemstra, NC Netherlands
project duration: May 2010 – October 2010