Preparatory actions on EU plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture

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Nordic Genetic Resource Center (Farm Animals)

General information about the project/initiative

Name of the Project/Initiative: Nordic Genetic Resource Center (Farm Animals)
Acronym: NordGen

General information about the organisation

Name: NordGen
City: Ås
Post Code: 1431
Country: Norway

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

Name: Peer Berg
Phone number: +4740624469

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: Coordinating activities on AnGR across the Nordic countries

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

Managing information (databasing, interfacing, etc.) 5
Building capacity (involving GR collection managers) 1
Legal/policy matters (improving access, ABS, etc.) 4
Scientific research (analysing diversity, finding traits, etc.) 2
Promoting use (aiming at potential users) 3

Budget and funding

Expected outcomes and communication


Improve/conserve genetic resource materials X
Scientific community X
Genetic resources conservation community X


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

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

– Continuation of activity

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