Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe
Annual Meeting of the European SAVE Network, and the 13th European Agrobiodiversity Seminar
The SAVE annual meeting takes place from Sunday 25th August to Wednesday 28th August. It starts with a visit to the 23rd Living Heritage Expo, Provinciaal domein Puyenbroeck in the community of Wachtebeke (near Ghent), organized by the Belgian SAVE partner Steunpunt Levend Erfgoed. At the Expo also the 4. Dialogue Forum of the H2020 project IMAGE will take place. The SAVE community is highly welcomened to get information and to discuss about Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) rules in general and expecially for Animal Genetic Resources. On 26 and 27 August, the SAVE committees (Council of Cooperation Partners and Board of Directors meeting) and the SAVE Seminar will be held.
Since La Foresta is close to the Louvain University Faculty of Agriculture and Bioengineering, we plan to visit the Genebank for "Brussels Endives" and the Banana Genebank, which is the largest in the world.
A visit to a breeder of the natural grazing Ardennes sheep and Kempens cattle is planned. Together with "Nationale Boomgaardenstichting" a fruit orchard with rare traditional fruits in Nieuwrode will be visited.
A varied program for both tha animal and the plant conservation scene awaits numerous participants!
4. IMAGE Dialogue Forum on August 25. 2019 at the "Levend Erfgoed Expo" in Wachtebeke, Belgium
The 4. IMAGE Dialogue Forum will take place just after the European Regional Focal Point (ERFP) annual meeting and at the beginning of the SAVE network meeting 2019 at the Levend Erfgoed Expo of rare Belgian Breeds at Provinciaal Domein Puyenbroeck, Puyenbrug 1a, 9185 Wachtebeke.
This last Dialogue Forum in the frame of IMAGE will focus on Access and Benefit Sharing requirements which result out of international agreements (Nagoya Protocol), EU ABS Regulation (511/2014) and national legislation. ABS may affect all sectors of animal breeding: conservation breeders as well as breeding companies, the research sector and governments.
Input presentations will explain key provisions of the Nagoya Protocol and EU ABS Legislation and specific characteristics of the AnGR sector that are relevant to ABS.
Discussions in groups will focus on ABS measures related to their implementation in animal breeding and research, including acquisition, transfer and use of AnGR stored in genebanks.
Results and conclusions of the discussions in groups will be presented to the plenary.
The IMAGE Dialogue Forum will be followed by drinks and nibbles that will provide the opportunity for further networking and discussion.
For special conditions for animal conservation breeders and NGOs please contact the SAVE Project Office
We are looking forward to meeting you in Wachtebeke!
SAVE e-News 2/2019
The SAVE e-News edition 2/2019 is ready to be read
Topics of the current edition:
- Feral Goat populations on the Atlantic Islands: The Case of Deserta Grande Goats
- IPBES global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services
- CAP for small scale Farmers?
- Donkeys –Mission in Nature Protection
- Belgium in August: Focus on Conservation
- EU budget – Call for citizen messages
- Sowing Seeds of Change
- Europom 2019
- Agrobiodiversity Index Report 2019: risk and resilience
- Global relationships between biodiversity and nature-based tourism in protected areas
- The most expensive Potato of the world
We wish you a stimulating and entertaining read!
As usual, we are open for constructive criticism and stimulation from your side at any time.
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