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.
On 22nd/ 23rd November 2013 the Final Workshop of the ERPF project "Proper way of supports for endangered livestock breeds - SUBSIBREED" was held in Bled, Slovenia. the main topic on the agenda was the work on the project report. (more)
The Department for Agriculture, Food and Environment has approved a new Royal Decree that regulates the use of this logo "autochthonous breed" in animal products, in Spain. Nowadays, the first specification for the use of the logo has been approved. It belongs to "Retinta", an autochthonous cattle breed. more information
The University of Glembloux, on behalf of Agrofont, has prepared an application for a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for the cattle breed "Blanc-Bleu Belge". Agrofront is an union of three Belgian farmers associations. If they are succesful with their request, they hope to get financial support from the EU for the marketing of their products.Another possibility is to apply for a Protected Destination of Origin (PDO). In September 2013 the German cattle breed "Limpurger" was registered in the PDO for "Weideochse vom Limpurger Rind".(more)