Preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture

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Start date: 01/01/2012 > Completion date: 12/30/2016

General information about the project/initiative

Name of the Project/Initiative: Herdwick

General information about the organisation

Name: HSBA
City: Seascale
Post Code: CA20 1EQ
Country: uk

Contact details of the person responsible for the project/initiative:

Name: Amanda Carson
Phone number: 07702751477

Description of the project/initiative

Domains covered by the project/initiative:

  • Animal genetic resources (AnGR)

Number of partners: 5
Scope of the project: Regional
Initial motivation for starting the project/initiative: Conservation of genetic resources for threatened breed of sheep

Actions which describe the project – Actions are ranked from 1 to 10

Managing genetic resources (collecting, conserving, maintaining, regenerating, optimising composition, etc.) 1
Generating information (phenotyping, genotyping, etc.) 5
Scientific research (analysing diversity, finding traits, etc.) 2
Promoting use (aiming at potential users) 4
Raising public awareness (aiming at the general public) 3

Budget and funding

Overall budget of the project/initiative (in Euros): 10000
Private: 100%

Expected outcomes and communication


Increase knowledge X
Improve/conserve genetic resource materials X
Genetic resources conservation community X

inform policy makers


Policy makers X
Users of genetic resources such as breeders, farmers, industry X

Project/initiative to lead to the initiation of further projects/initiatives

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