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Funding for sheep and goat husbandry

- Within the framework of a funding program, projects that bring innovations to the preservation and improvement of sheep and goat husbandry are financially supported. Project outlines can be submitted to the BLE until December 15,…

New EU research project Breeding value launched

- The main objective is to provide the knowledge and tools to use genetic resources of strawberry, raspberry and blueberry, as well as pre-breeding material to create new breeding routes. The work is aimed at the creation of…

Congress on breeding and husbandry of cattle and pigs

- The BMEL hosted the National Congress on Breeding and Husbandry of Cattle and Pigs in Berlin on October 6 and 7, 2021.

PGR in Germany - yesterday and today- Publication published in international journal

- An article in the journal Plants describes the historical development and the current conservation structure for plant genetic resources in Germany. The structures that have grown over time could also be established in other…

18th Session of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources starts today.

- The agenda of this meeting includes policy responses to both, the “State of the World Report on Aquatic Genetic Resources” and the “State of the World Report on biodiversity for Food and Agriculture”.

Genetic reserves in the new "nature and landscape"

- The new special issue of the journal Natur und Landschaft is about recording and protecting plant diversity. The conservation of crop wildrelatives in genetic reserves is presented as a positive example of the overlapping…

Visit to the German Gene Bank for Farm Animals

- The IBV, BMEL and FLI, where the German Gene Bank for Farm Animals is physically located, work together in the interest of conserving animal genetic resources.

Dual-purpose chickens: An opportunity for native poultry breeds

- Dual-purpose chickens are currently attracting an increasing amount of interest in poultry farming. The background to this is the German government's decree prohibiting the killing of hatched day-old chicks in the future. Native…

Congress on breeding and husbandry of cattle and pigs

- The national "Congress on Breeding and Husbandry of Cattle and Pigs" of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) will be held on October 06 and 07 at the Steigenberger Hotel in Berlin.

New global biodiversity framework: Negotiations start in August

- The new biodiversity targets aim to result in a transitional change towards living in harmony with nature by 2050. To this end, the upcoming 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity is to adopt 10…