From 14-18 June 2011, CGN and FAO organized the International Workshop “In vivo conservation of farm animal genetic resources – guidelines and challenges in practice”, in Wageningen, the Netherlands. 50 participants from more than 30 (European) countries participated in the workshop. The workshop is financially supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the European Regional Focal Point (ERFP) and the Dutch Ministry for Economic Affairs, Agriculture & Innovation.
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.
Presentations, working group sessions, discussions and field trips - organized by Dutch Rare Breeds Society (SZH) - were very much appreciated by all participants.