Development of Policies and Strategies to Strengthen (Self) Sustainability of European Local Cattle Breeds

S.J. Hiemstra, C. Diaz, D. Duclos, Y. de Haas, A. Mäki-Tanila, D. Martin, F. Pizzi, K. Soini, G. Gandini

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Leipzig Germany -
Duration: 1 Aug 20106 Aug 2010

Conference

Conference9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Leipzig Germany
Period1/08/106/08/10

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Keywords

  • sustainability
  • cattle breeds
  • policy
  • europe
  • native livestock
  • cultural heritage
  • in situ conservation
  • ex situ conservation

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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, .