The sustainable use of farm animal genetic resources is connected with the recognition of their contribution to the society and the environment and the assessment of the threats they are facing. The category of the heritage breeds, which are genetically distinct, geographically concentrated, adapted to their environment, commercially farmed to contribute to the local economy were considered in the frame of the HERITAGESHEEP project. The aim of this project was to deliver the potential of the heritage sheep breeds for a sustainable future for medium to low input production systems, which support local rural communities throughout Europe. This was achieved by addressing the conservation of these breeds, defining the current and future threats and developing new uses and markets for products.
|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|
- sheep breeds
- native livestock
- in situ conservation
- endangered breeds
- animal products
- animal genetic resources
Ligda, C., Mizeli, C., Carson, A., Duclos, D., de Haas, Y., Kompan, D., ... Georgoudis, A. (2010). Inclusion Of The Spatial Dimension Of Population Data In Developing Policies For The Management Of AnGR –The Case Of The Heritage Sheep Breeds. Paper presented at 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Leipzig Germany, .