Invitation seminar June 29: Conservation of farm animal genetic diversity with special attention to cultural and environmental values of breeds

Organised by Centre for Genetic Resources, The Netherlands

Mon 29 June 2015 12:30 to 15:00

Venue: Room M10, Radix building 107, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708 PB Wageningen

On June 29, 2015 at 16.00 hrs Mrs. Tri Satya Mastuti Widi of the Animal Production Systems (APS) Group will defend her thesis: “Mapping the impact of crossbreeding in smallholder cattle systems in Indonesia”. Before the official ceremony of the PhD defence, the Centre for Genetic Resources the Netherlands (CGN) of Wageningen UR organizes a seminar, giving the opportunity to two external opponents to give a presentation about their work. Also one of the co-promotors of the PhD candidate will give a presentation, summarizing the topic of the PhD thesis.


12.30 hrs: Arrival and free sandwiches

13.00 hrs: Welcome and opening: Sipke Joost Hiemstra (Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands (CGN), Wageningen UR.

13.05 hrs: Can cultural values of livestock save native breeds? The case of Madura cattle: Henk Udo (Animal Production Systems Group, Wageningen University)

13.30 hrs: Valuing cultural aspects of native breeds: Gustavo Gandini (University of Milan)

14.00 hrs: Ecosystem Services Provided by Livestock Species and Breeds: Irene Hoffmann (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations)

14.30 hrs: General discussion

15.00 hrs: Closure

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