Supporting genetic diversity in agricultural policy. Francis Fay Deputy Head of Unit Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission Seeds for a sustainable future seminar European Parliament 31.5.2011. The EU Programme 2006-2011 for genetic resources. 17 actions
Francis FayDeputy Head of UnitAgriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
Seeds for a sustainable future seminarEuropean Parliament 31.5.2011
First Community Programme under former Council Regulation (EC) N° 1467/1994
21 co-funded projects: 17 plant + 4 animal (9 €Mio)
17 plant projects: Allium, Avena, Hordeum, Beta, Brassica, Daucus,
Solanum, Ulmus, Vitis, Zea, Fruit trees, Prunus, Oryza, Rosa
GENRES brochure: outcome of 20 co-funded projects
Second Community Programme under Council Regulation (EC) N° 870/2004
17 co-funded actions: 12 plant + 5 animal (10 €Mio)
12 plant projects: Leafy Vegetables, Grapevine, Forest, Saffron, Small berries, Rice, Garlic, Crop wild relatives, Oats, Artichoke, Hazelnut and Almond, Gooseberries
Analysis of plant genetic diversity (plant, population, agro- ecosystems),
Characterisation (phenotype and genome): improve the knowledge
Ex situ conservation: gene banks, data bases, catalogues (maintenance and harmonisation), European core collections, etc…
In situ conservation: need for closer link with breeding and farming activities
Communication and training: fill the gap between science, stakeholders (farmers and breeders) and policy makers.
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“To rear farm animals of local breeds indigenous to the area and in danger of being lost to farmingand to preserve plant genetic resources naturally adapted to the local and regional conditions and under threat of erosion".
Articles 39(1)- 39(4) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 and Article 27(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1974/2006:
2008: 0,013% (15.7 m€) of the total agri-environment (1,2bn€).
► Specific support
"Operations at national and regional level for specific support for the conservation of genetic resources in agriculture.”
Article 39(5) of Council Regulation (EC) No1698/2005 and Article 28(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1974/2006:
2008: (plants and animals) 0,008% (11 m€) of total agri-environment
For the period 2007-2013,7 Member States through 15 RDPs representing 78 Mio € applied specific genetic resources measure.
Rural development programming
Francis FayDeputy Head of UnitAgriculture and Rural DevelopmentEuropean Commission
World Bank seminar, 25.5.2011