European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources

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

Technical guidelines

Cryoconservation of animal genetic resources

21 September 2017

The guidelines describe, in logical chronological order, the process of establishing a programme for cryoconservation of animal genetic resources, starting with the process of confirming the decision to implement a cryoconservation programme.

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ERFP Cryo-Guidelines

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GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIAL ACQUISITION AGREEMENTS (MAA)

The aim of this document is to help Genebanks in the process to develop MAA for Material intended to be stored in a Genebank for conservation, sustainable use, research and development of Animal Genetic Resources. These guidelines provide a potential set of elements, which could be incorporated in a MAA.
They could be considered as “tool box” to facilitate process of developing own MAA to be used by a given Genebank.

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GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIAL TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) FOR CONSERVATION AND BREEDING

The aim of this document is to help Genebanks in the process to develop a MTA for Material intended to be employed for conservation and breeding. These guidelines provide a potential set of elements, which could be incorporated in the MTA. They could be considered as “tool box” to facilitate process of developing own MTA to be used by a given Genebank.

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GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MATERIAL TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) FOR RESEARCH

The aim of this document is to help the Genebanks in the process to develop a MTA for Material intended to be employed for conservation and breeding. These guidelines provide a potential set of elements, which could be incorporated in a MTA. They could be considered as “tool box” to facilitate process of developing own MTA to be used by a given Genebank.

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In vivo conservation of animal genetic resources

21 September 2017

In vivo conservation encompasses a range of actions that can be taken to ensure the survival of livestock breeds or populations that are threatened with extinction.

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