SAVE-Foundation

Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe

DAGENE Meeting 2019

29. May - 1. June - Topolčianky (near Nitra) Slovakia
Topic: Animal genetic resources for regional food?
contact: DAGENE Dr. János Posta: postaj@agr.unideb.hu
Venue and additional information: www.vuzv.sk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=754:dagene-2019-topoianky&catid=41&Itemid=148
The registration fee is 80.- € / students: 50.- €

Innovations and Ethical Issues for the Cryoconservation of Animal Genetic Resources

Ethical questions in research must be answered when living material is exchanged or during experimental laboratory work. Gene bank conservation in particular, is subject to far more ethical aspects: What are the criteria for selecting animals or breeds? Which methods of obtaining breeding material are ethically acceptable? Who decides and who pays? Are in situ and ex situ conservation complementary methods or are there conflicting goals? Within the framework of the Horizon 2020 project IMAGE Innovative Management of Animal Genetic resources, www.imageh2020.eu/ the opinions of the stakeholders in the conservation scene should be obtained. The described ethical aspects of the ex situ conservation will be explained within the framework of the project at as many conferences and events as possible also in 2019 and opinions will be collected by questionnaire. The goal is to create the broadest possible opinion of stakeholders in conservation work, while at the same time awareness of ethics in conservation shall be promoted. Please feel free to give your answers here . Thank you very much in advance!!

“FROM THE CLIP TO THE CLOTH" - 9.World Congress of Coloured Sheep and wool processing

20 - 22 May 2019

The 9. World Congress of Coloured Sheep will be organized by "Consorzio Biella - the Wool Company" (see picture) in Biella, Italy. For centuries wool has been manufactured here, and today, it is renowned all over the world for being the center for high quality wool processing. There will be one day of presentations and discussions, followed by a half day visit of the wool collection, processing and promotion center in Miagliano. The participants will have the opportunity to show their products, posters and projects. Furthermore also visits to local factories to see the whole processing system will take place. It will be possible to purchase items from the factory stores. The entire congress will last for three days. The congress language is English. Additionally,there will be a post congress tour in the north-western Italian region. Info: https://www.facebook.com/pg/theworldofcolouredsheep/about/

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