The European Commission held a consultation of European stakeholders on implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. The consultation and 43 answers received have now been published under the link above.
The Landscapes Initiative Blog promotes the role of local breeds in managing and protection of landscapes. Following the link you can read about Zasavica Special Nature Reserve in Serbia.
The Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Montenegro will organise an International Conference on the "Role of research in sustainable development of agriculture and rural areas". One of the topics will deal with genetic resources in agriculture. The Conference will be held in Podgorica, Montenegro from 23rd to 25th May 2011. Please find further information in the announcement following the link above.
The ERFP Working Group on Documentation and Information met in Padova, Italy on 27th March 2012. The report and presentations are now available on the meetings page, please follow the link above.
FAO invites NCs to contribute to a worldwide agreeable classification system for livestock breeds. Please have a close look at the background document (link) and share your comments and suggestions with FAO. You might also consider to discuss the topic with your country's relevant stakeholders. Based on the background document and according to your comments FAO will prepare a proposal for a generic classification system to be discussed at the 7th Session of the ITWG AnGR. Comments and suggestions appreciated by 22.04.2012.
The updates will be considered in the next status and trends report which FAO prepares for the ITWG AnGR in October. The deadline set by FAO for data entry is the 31st May 2012. All National Coordinators are therefore requested to please check the current situation of their country reporting status in EFABIS focussing to the following main points: 1. update breed population data, 2. add breeds that have not been recorded and 3. consider all breeds of the country.