GENRES - Information System Genetic Resources
Your information platform for agricultural biological diversity
The Award of Young Organic Farmers 2016 goes to the farm “Stolze Kuh” in the village Lunow-Stolzenhagen. The farm convinces i. a. with the use of rare cattle breeds e. g. the “Rotvieh alter Angler Zuchtrichtung” as well as with its social engagement e. g. for refugees. The Young Organic Farmers Network awards promising and innovative organic farms. The award of this farm highlights the potential of rare cattle breeds for the future organic farming.
The BLE has published a directive on the promotion of innovation in the soil sector and aims to promote projects with sustainable contribution to climate protection under the terms of the Paris agreements and to sustain or improve the profitability of soil resource under changing climatic conditions. In addition to the area of GHG reduction, adaptation strategies for climate change, development and optimization of soil management models, transfer of knowledge and decision-making aids for agriculture or the development of market mechanisms and incentive systems can be supported. The deadline for submission of project proposals will end on 30.03.2017.
The BLE is asking for project proposals for the climate protection in the animal production. One research topic is the identification and use of the potential of animal breeding for climate protection. This includes concepts based on the optimization of the system soil-plant-animal (e. g. in grassland production systems). Regarding the adaptation on the climate change even projects for the characterization and use of animal genetic resources can be promoted. The deadline for the submission of project proposals ends on 30th March 2017.
The German Information and Coordination Centre for Biological Diversity is announcing a vacancy for a Senior officer for plant genetic resources (PGR). The tasks of the job announcement includes European and international cooperation in the field of PGR. The job announcement is only available in German language. Applicants should have experiences in international organizations and international conferences on PGR. Working language is German, very good skills in English are also expected. Closing date for applications: 12.12.2016
ICRISAT is seeking a highly motivated and experienced genebank manager and researcher to take care of the international collection. The position is based at ICRISAT Headquarters at Patancheru, near Hyderabad. It will also involve extensive travel to Africa for coordination with regional genebank and other institutions of national partners. ICRISAT is interested to modernize the operations of its genebank at all its locations, characterize germplasm collections both in fields as well as genome level and promote utilization of plant genetic resources in crop improvement.
The World Natural Heritage App is an awarded project of the UN Decade of Biological Diversity 2016. The App invites people around the world to explore the World Natural Heritage on eventful paths through the forest. It offers information for every area of the Ancient German Beech Forests in Jasmund, Serrahn, Grumsin and in the Hainich and Kellerwald, including explanations of the particularities of the beech forest landscape.