European Regional Focal Point

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European Regional Focal Point


The European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (ERFP) is the European
implementation of FAO's Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources.





ERFP is a communication platform managed by the ERFP Secretariat. Under the control
of a Steering Committee, it publishes National Coordinators' information and ensures the
exchange of information and experience between the different countries and the
governmental and non
-
governmental
organisations
.

about ERFP

ERFP

Links


State of the World's
Animal Genetic
Resources



Global Plan of Action

News

Meetings

Projects

new logo?

Documents

Intranet ?

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Jörg Bremond



Babette Balzer

European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic
Resources

The European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (ERFP) is the European
implementation of the Global Strategy of the Food and Agriculture

Organisation

of the
United Nations (FAO) for the management of farm animal genetic resources (
FAnGR
).

ERFP is a communication platform managed by the Secretariat. Under the control of the
Steering Committee, it publishes the National Coordinators' information and ensures the
exchanges of information and experience between the different countries and the
governmental and non
-
governmental
organisations

(NGOs).

It works with the sub
-
regional
organisations

in order to reinforce the common approach
in
neighbouring

countries or having the same problems or needs. In this framework, it
receives an information support from the University of Hanover, in particular for the
maintenance of the European database and the exchanges with the Domestic Animal
Diversity Information System (DAD
-
IS) of the FAO. It establishes closer working
relationship with international NGOs such as Rare Breeds International (RBI), The SAVE
Foundation (SAVE),
Danubian

Alliance for Conservation of Genes in Animal Species
(DAGENE) or the European Forum of Farm Animal Breeding (EFFAB). For all the
scientific aspects, it receives help from the European Association of Animal Production
Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources (EAAP WG
-
AGR). The ERFP does not
create new structures, but relies as far as possible on existing functional structures in
the different countries.

about ERFP

Links


State of the World's
Animal Genetic
Resources


Global Plan of Action


DAD
-
IS


EFABIS

ERFP |
about ERFP

Terms of Reference

History

News

Steering Committee

National Coordinators

Meetings

Projects

Documents

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Jörg Bremond



Babette Balzer

Background

In Europe, the awareness of possible erosion of Animal Genetic Resources (
AnGR
)
originated in the 1960s, and from the beginning, the emphasis was put on preservation
of endangered breeds.

Concerted activities on
AnGR

in Europe started in 1980, when the European Association
for Animal Production (EAAP) established a working group on
AnGR
.

At the global level, 1980 is also the starting point, since the first expert consultation on
AnGR

was held in Rome with FAO.



1996
-
1997, the first discussions

During the Vienna EAAP / FAO Meeting (1997) the National Coordinators came back to a
discussion started in 1996 and expressed the need to establish a Regional Focal Point
(RFP) for Europe.

Nevertheless, the exact expectation of the National Coordinators (NCs) towards a
Regional Focal Point had to be clarified. The NCs proposed that France with assistance
of Poland perform jointly tasks of an "informal Regional Focal Point".


1998, the concept

During the Warsaw EAAP / FAO Meeting (1998) it was necessary to admit the true
exchange and communication network setting up between countries of Europe was
done slowly and in accordance with the specific evolution rhythm of each country in the
field of their own animal genetic resources management considerations. By this way,
only, a more dynamic group of countries was able to facilitate this evolution and to pay
for that. Then, the first RFP work was to facilitate all the exchanges



Links


FAO Livestock and
Genetic Resources


European Association for
Animal Production

ERFP | about ERFP |
History

about ERFP

Terms of Reference

History

News

Steering Committee

National Coordinators

Meetings

Projects

Documents

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Dr. Frank Begemann



Jörg Bremond



Babette Balzer

Terms of Reference for the European Regional Focal Point
[Network] [
Programme
]
for Animal Genetic Resources

1. Development of the European Regional Focal Point

The European Regional Focal Point (ERFP) was initiated in 1998 and became formally
operational in 2001 in response to FAO
´
s recommended global coordination structure
for animal genetic resources which is based upon national and regional focal points.
Over the years, the collaboration and coordination facilitated by the ERFP in Europe has
developed successfully. There are now 40 countries involved. Experience gathered since
the establishment of the ERFP lead to the preparation of new terms of reference for the
organisation

and long term planning in the form of a Multi Year
Programme

of Work
(MYPOW) for the period 2010 to 2014.

Since its establishment, ERFP has been funded through voluntary financial contributions
made by donor countries. Voluntary additional financial contributions may also be made
by donors for specific
programmes

or projects co
-
ordinated

by the ERFP. The financial
management is, carried out by the EAAP Secretariat in Rome. However under the
MYPOW a new funding mechanism is being established, see point 5 below.

The
organisational

core of ERFP consists of the Assembly of National Coordinators,
Steering Committee (SC) and Secretariat. Working Groups consisting of NC’s or other
experts in the member states are the most important tools in the activities coordinated
by the ERFP. Some short
-
term work may be carried with Task Forces responding to very
acute needs. The Assembly may also ask a named group to carry out a development
project related to the needs of the common ERFP
programme

or the needs of the
Secretariat as issues arise.

The objectives of the ERFP are:



To facilitate the in situ and ex situ conservation and sustainable use of
AnGR

in
Europe.

• To facilitate the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for
AnGR

in Europe.



Links

ERFP | about ERFP |
Terms of Reference

about ERFP

Terms of Reference

History

News

Steering Committee

National Coordinators

Meetings

Projects

Documents

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Steering Committee

Chair

Asko

Maki
-
Tanila

National Coordinator FINLAND

Agrifood

Research Finland

Biotechnology and Food Research

H2 Building

FI
-
31600
Jokioinen

Finland

Tel: +358 (0) 3 418 86 01

Fax: +358 (0) 3 418 88 18

Email:
Asko.Maki
-
Tanila
[at]mtt.fi


Secretariat

Andreas
Georgoudis

National Coordinator GREECE

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Department of Animal Production

GR
-
54124 Thessaloniki

Greece

Tel: +30 (0) 2 310 99 86 83

Fax: +30 (0) 2 310 99 87 19

Email:
andgeorg
[at]agro.auth.gr


Members




Links

ERFP | about ERFP |
Steering Committee

Terms of Reference

about ERFP

History

News

Steering Committee

National Coordinators

Meetings

Projects

Documents

with Tel / Fax / email

or these only in intranet ?

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Assembly

of

National
Coordinators

(
alphabetical

order
by

name

of

country
)


Kristaq

Kume

National
Coordinator

ALBANIA


R. "
Abdyl

Frasheri
"
Pall
. 3/3
Ap
. 5

AL
-
Tirana

Albania


Tel: +355 (0) 42 414 03

Fax: +355 (0) 42 414 03

Email:
kkume
[
at
]abcom
-
al.com


Beate Berger

National
Coordinator

AUSTRIA



Bundesministerium für Land
-

und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft

Institut für biologische Landwirtschaft und
Biodiversität


Austrasse

10

A
-
4606 Wels
-
Thalheim

Austria

Tel: +43 (0) 7242 470 11 22

Fax: +43 (0) 7242 470 11 15

Email:
beate.berger
[
at
]bal.bmlfuw.gv.at,
beate.berger
[
at
]raumberg
-
gumpenstein.at


Serge
Massart

National
Coordinator

BELGIUM


Service
public

de
Wallonie




Links

ERFP | about ERFP |
National Coordinators

Terms of Reference

about ERFP

History

News

Steering Committee

National Coordinators

Meetings

Projects

Documents

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Dr. Frank Begemann



Jörg Bremond



Babette Balzer

News from the European Regional Focal Point


28th May 2010
-

Results of the 8th ERFP Call for Action

Following the link you will find the announcement of the results of the 8th ERFP Call for
Action. With this Call for Action, ERFP has funded in total 24 projects.

Link to the information source


1st February 2010
-

8th ERFP Call for Action

Following the link you will find this year's ERFP Call for Action. As it was decided in
Barcelona, it is an Open Call. However, the submitted proposals should be reflective of the
priority areas of the GPA and aim to initiate or re
-
enforce ongoing
collabora
-
tive

activities in
the field of
AnGR

among groupings of National Co
-
ordinators

in Europe aiming to enhance
the impact of their work and to improve existing or introduce new tools for the management
and conservation of
AnGR
. The deadline for proposals submission is the 25th of February!

Link to the information source



Links

ERFP |
News

News Archive

about ERFP

ERFP Newsletter

News

Meetings

Projects

Documents

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ERFP newsletter


ERFP Newsletter 7 / 2009


ERFP Newsletter 6 / 2009


ERFP Newsletter 5 / 2008


ERFP Newsletter 4 / 2008


ERFP Newsletter 3 / 2008


ERFP Newsletter 2 / 2007


ERFP Newsletter 1 / 2007


Links

ERFP | News |
ERFP news
letter

News Archive

about ERFP

ERFP Newsletter

News

Meetings

Projects

Documents

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ERFP Annual Meetings


Workshops for European National Coordinators for Animal Genetic Resources have been
organised

by ERFP since 2001 as a satellite event to the annual meeting of the
European Association for Animal Production.

During the 2
-
day
-
meetings actions developed in the past year by the different European
countries and by the ERFP, projects and the allocation of funds are discussed.

Links

ERFP | Meetings |
ERFP Annual Meetings

Meetings AnGR

about ERFP

ERFP Annual Meetings

News

Meetings

Projects

Documents

Barcelona 2009

Vilnius 2008

Dublin 2007

...

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ERFP Call for Action

8th ERFP Call for Action 2010

Following the 15th ERFP Annual Workshop decisions (Barcelona, August 2009), the
ERFP secretariat launched the 8th Call for Action including five thematic topics.

1.

Coordination of the actions of different stakeholders for the management of
AnGR

(governmental /research/breeders association/NGOs)

2.

Identification of various threats for indigenous breeds (genetic, diseases, political,
social, economical, etc.)

3.

Breeds characterization and taxonomy

4.

Exploitation / utilization of local breeds for the production of local products
-

Economical evaluation of breeds

5.

Sustainable breeding programs

The total amount foreseen by the Annual Workshop for the Call for Action was


50,000.

In this Call for Action, ERFP received 3 project proposals, which after evaluation have
been approved for funding:

1.

Evaluation of Current Status of
Busha

Cattle and develop a regional breeding
program for their conservation and sustainable economic use


project co
-
ordinator
:
Kristaq

Kume
, NC Albania


budget:


17,000

2.

Seminar: Conservation and use of farm animal genetic resources: challenges in
practice


project co
-
ordinator
: S.J.
Hiemstra
, NC Netherlands


budget:


17,000

3.

Development of models assessing the breeds risk status by utilization of population
and relevant
georeferenced

data


project co
-
ordinator
: Andreas
Georgoudis
, NC Greece


budget:


16,000





Links

ERFP | Projects |
ERFP
Call for Action

about ERFP

ERFP Call for Action

News

Projects

Meetings

European AnGR Projects

Documents

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Country Reports

Please follow the menu to read the annual reports from the ERFP countries.



Albania


Austria


Belgium


Bosnia and Herzegovina


Bulgaria


Croatia


Cyprus


Czech Republic


Denmark


Estonia


Finland


France


FYR of Macedonia


Georgia


Germany


Greece


Hungary


Iceland


Ireland


Israel


Italy





Links

ERFP | Documents|
Country Reports

about ERFP

Country Reports

News

Projects

Meetings

Reports

Documents

...