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Record number 522344
Title Preparatory action on EU plant and animal genetic resources : final report
Author(s) Hiemstra, S.J.
Source Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union - ISBN 9789279548413 - 102
Department(s) PPO/PRI WOT CGN
LR - Animal Breeding & Genomics
Applied Plant Research/Plant Research International
LEI Wageningen UR
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2016
Abstract A preparatory action on the conservation and sustainable use of EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture and forestry was carried over a period of two years (2014-2016).
Evidence was gathered through a variety of means in the context of the study. These included a mapping exercise of current activities and the stakeholders involved, a review of existing literature, over three hundred interviews with stakeholders and competent authorities, twenty-one case studies of good practices, and seven thematic workshops covering methodological issues. The findings of the study were shared with stakeholders and competent authorities across the EU28 during a conference which took place at the end of the preparatory action.
The analysis highlighted the need to develop an agro-biodiversity strategy towards the conservation and sustainable use of genetic diversity in the EU, while considering issues specific to each of the four domains of the study: plant genetic resources, animal genetic resources, forestry genetic resources; and microbial and invertebrate genetic resources.
Significant efforts have to be made by all stakeholders to secure an optimal conservation of genetic resources in the EU, and use these resources in a sustainable way in agriculture and forestry. This can be achieved through e.g. supporting partnerships and cooperation between stakeholders at all levels in the supply chain.
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