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)
Publication of Defra Research: Development of co-ordinated in situ and ex situ UK Farm Animal Genetic Resources conservation strategy and implementation guidance
A research project, funded by Defra, has been completed reviewingconservation strategies and breeding plans as they relate to the UK'sfarm animal genetic resources. The reports have been published and canbe accessed via the Defra Farm Animal Genetics Resources website.
The 19th ERFP Assembly meeting was held on 24th and 25th August 2013 in connection to the 64th annual meeting of the European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP) in Nantes, France. (more)
The ERFP Working Group on "Documentation and Information" had a meeting on 4th/5th July 2013 in Rome, Italy. The minutes are available here.
The FAO regularly asks the countries and creates the GPA Progress Report. For reasons of efficiency and to avoid duplication of work of the NCs, ERFP will not ask for the country reports anymore.
The 19th ERFP Assembly meeting will be held on 24th and 25th August 2013 in connection to the 64th annual meeting of the European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP) in Nantes, France. more