European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (ERFP)

The European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (ERFP) is the regional platform to support the in situ and ex situ conservation and sustainable use of animal genetic resources and to facilitate the implementation of FAO's Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources in Europe.

  • 08.12.2016 -

    European Cooperative Programmes for Genetic Resources offering assistance to the European Commission (EC) and the European Parliament (EP)

    Following up from the preliminary conclusions and recommendations of the “Preparatory Action on EU plant and animal genetic resources”, a letter from the European genetic resources networks was sent to the European Commission. The Letter has been signed by the coordinators of the European networks, including crops (ECPGR), animals (ERFP), forest (EUFORGEN) and microorganisms (MIRRI) and was sent on 18 November 2016 to the attention of Mr Mihail Dumitru, Deputy Director-General , Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development.  The letter encourages the EC to capitalize on the expertise of the existing genetic resources networks and is offering a close collaboration between...[more]


  • 08.12.2016 -

    Reminder: 16th Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

    The Sixteenth Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will be held at FAO Headquarters in Rome from 30 January - 3 February 2017.  The opening meeting will begin at 10.00 o'clock on Monday 30 January 2017. The Session will be preceded by a one-day Special Event on The contribution of biodiversity for food and agriculture to resilience, on Saturday 28 January 2017, and by regional consultations on Sunday 29 January 2017.[more]


  • 12.10.2016 -

    22nd meeting of the Assembly of European National Coordinators for Animal Genetic Resources

    The 22nd ERFP Assembly Meeting was held on Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th of August 2016 in the Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, UK prior to the 67th annual meeting of the European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP) in Belfast, UK. (See all presentations)[more]