In Europe, about 45% of local cattle breeds are categorized “at risk”. In Europe, member states may provide incentive payments to support ‘local breeds in danger of being lost to farming’. However, there is a general aim that incentive payments should not be permanent and making local breeds (self) sustainable should be promoted. The aim of the EC co-funded project EURECA was to get a better understanding of the breed (self) sustainability and the factors affecting it in Europe, which may help in defining policies and strategies.
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Leipzig Germany - |
Duration: 1 Aug 2010 → 6 Aug 2010
|Conference||9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Leipzig Germany|
|Period||1/08/10 → 6/08/10|
- cattle breeds
- native livestock
- cultural heritage
- in situ conservation
- ex situ conservation
Hiemstra, S. J., Diaz, C., Duclos, D., de Haas, Y., Mäki-Tanila, A., Martin, D., ... Gandini, G. (2010). Development of Policies and Strategies to Strengthen (Self) Sustainability of European Local Cattle Breeds. Paper presented at 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Leipzig Germany, .