European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (ERFP)
The European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (ERFP) is the regional platform to support the in situ and ex situ conservation and sustainable use of animal genetic resources and to facilitate the implementation of FAO's Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources in Europe.
The Report of the FAO 8th Session of the ITWG AnGR, held from 26-28 November 2014, is now available. The draft of The second report on the state of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture as presented at the Session is available online ERFP National Coordinators are invited to give the technical comments on this Draft Second Report to the ERFP Secretariat.
In December 2014 FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) published Background Study Paper 66 titled, 'Ecosystem Services Provided by Livestock Species and Breeds, with Special Consideration to the Contributions of Small-Scale Livestock Keepers and Pastoralists.' The study was developed on the basis of a global and a European survey on ecosystem services provided by livestock species and breeds in grazing systems; County Reports for 'The second report on the State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture;' an extensive literature review; and an assessment of breed types by livestock production systems. Publication is now...
The Fifteenth Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will be held at FAO Headquarters in Rome from 19 to 23 January 2015. The opening meeting will begin at 10.00 hours on Monday 19 January 2015. The Session will be preceded by a one-day Special Event on Food Security and Genetic Diversity, on 16 January 2015, an information seminar on the topic "Towards The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture", on 17 January 2015, and by regional consultations on 18 January 2015.