In vivo conservation of farm animal genetic resources
Wageningen, The Netherlands, 14th to 18th June 2011
From 14th to 18th June 2011, CGN and FAO organised an international workshop on "In vivo conservation of farm animal genetic resources – guidelines and challenges in practice" in Wageningen, the Netherlands.
The workshop was financially supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the European Regional Focal Point (ERFP) and the Dutch Ministry for Economic Affairs, Agriculture & Innovation.
50 participants from more than 30 (European) countries participated in the workshop who very much appreciated the presentations, working group sessions, discussions and field trips - organized by Dutch Rare Breeds Society (SZH).
Objectives of the workshop were:
- to evaluate the preliminary FAO guidelines for the In Vivo Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources
- to exchange practical experiences and challenges for in vivo conservation activities in practice.
For further information please refer to the workshop website.