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 21st ERFP Assembly Meeting was held on Saturday, 29th and Sunday, 30th of August 2015 in the National Research Institute of Animal Production (Instytut Zootechniki-PIB), ul. Krakowska 1, 32-083 Balice near Krakow, Poland, prior to the 66th annual meeting of the European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP) in Warsaw, Poland. Presentations and results are available.
Between 26th – 28th May 2015 there has been a joint meeting of the ERFP Working Group on Ex situ Conservation, the ERFP Working Group on Documentation and Information and the ERFP Task Force on Access and Benefit Sharing in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The main topic of the joint meeting was further steps in the development of EUGENA (European Gene Bank Network for Animal Genetic Resources), further development of DAD-IS data entry and updating gene banks in EFABIS Register and gene banks at the European level as well as a review of the second Global Report on the State of animal genetic resources. Reports and presentations are available on the sites of the different groups.
The meeting of the ERFP Working Group on Ex Situ Conservation, the ERFP Working Group on Documentation and Information and the ERFP Task Force on Access and Benefit Sharing will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 26th – 28th May 2015.