• 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]


  • 15.12.2014 -

    Reminder: 15th Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

    The Fifteenth Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will be held at FAO Headquarters in Rome from 19 to 23 January 2015. The opening meeting will begin at 10.00 hours on Monday 19 January 2015. The Session will be preceded by a one-day Special Event on Food Security and Genetic Diversity, on 16 January 2015, an information seminar on the topic "Towards The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture", on 17 January 2015, and by regional consultations on 18 January 2015.  [more]