Local cattle breeds in Europe : development of policies and strategies for self-sustaining breeds

Hiemstra, S.J.; Haas, Y. de; Mäkit-Tanila, A.; Gandini, G.


Which policies and strategies are required to successfully maintain our European Farm Animal Genetic Resources? The European local cattle populations were a target in the EURECA project, co-funded by the European Commission (EU AGRI GENRES 870/04). The general aim was to better understand the state of the breeds, to identify factors that contribute to their success or failure, and to recommend decision-making tools for development of ambitious and sound strategies and policies