• 19.05.2017 -

    Interview with ERFP Chair and Secretariat in the Science & Technology

    ERFP was invited to express the opinion regarding the work and aims of the ERFP and also challenges involved in the conservation and sustainable use of AnGR and the role of the European Commission in the effective implementation of the FAO Global Plan of Action. Interview was published in the quarterly publication PEN: Science & Technology distributed to over 250,000 key European figures, including policy makers, legislators, influential academics and leading industrialists. Please find interview here.[more]


  • 24.02.2017 -

    Results of the 16th Session of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)

    The sixteenth session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA 16) was held from 30 January to 3 February 2017, at FAO headquarters, in Rome, Italy. The session was preceded by a special event on Saturday, 28 January, on “The Contribution of Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture to Resilience,” as well as regional consultations on Sunday, 29 January.The Commission approved two draft resolutions to be forwarded to the FAO Conference on: reaffirming the world’s commitment to the Global Plan of Action on Animal Genetic Resources (GPA-ANGR); and the Commission’s contribution towards the achievement of the...[more]


  • 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 the EC...[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 hours 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]


  • 12.10.2016 -

    67th annual meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science

    The 67th EAAP annual meeting was held in Belfast, UK 2016 from Monday, 29th of August to Friday, 2nd of September 2016 in the Waterfront Conference and Exhibition Centre, Belfast. Session 7 of the annual meeting was proposed by the EAAP working group on AnGR, ERFP and FAO. Session on AnGR consisted of 6 presentations from invited speakers following the round table discussion with all the speakers.  [more]