• 04.08.2015 -

    Joint ERFP meeting

    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.[more]


  • 17.04.2015 -

    Joint ERFP Meeting

    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. [more]


  • 09.03.2015 -

    ERFP Assembly Meeting 2015

    The 21th ERFP Assembly Meeting will be held on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August 2015 preceding the 66th annual meeting of the European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP) in Krakow, Poland.[more]


  • 09.03.2015 -

    Outcomes of the 15th Session of the CGRFA

    The outcomes of the 15th Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA), held from 19th to 23th January 2015 in Rome, are now available online. Ahead of its 15th session Commission organized Special event addressing the  Food Security and Genetic Diversity. Presentations are available.Furthermore, the seminar was organized by the Commission "Towards The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture". Two presentations from the seminar from Switzerland and Vietnam are online now. [more]


  • 19.02.2015 -

    8th Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources, FAO, Rome

    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.[more]


  • 19.02.2015 -

    Background Study on Ecosystem Services Provided by Livestock Species and Keepers

    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...[more]