“Ecosystems, products, conservation” was the title of the annual international conference held by DAGENE – International Association for the Conservation of Animal Breeds in the Danube Region – and SAVE – Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe – in Kozárd, Hungary from 24th to 27th of June 2018. The four-day professional meeting was attended by nearly 50 experts from 14 countries.
In relation to the conservation of aquatic genetic resources FAO has prepared a document entitled "FRAMEWORK OF MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT, DEVELOPMENT, CONSERVATION AND USE OF AQUATIC GENETIC RESOURCES"
British Poultry Science project on “Disseminating the concepts of poultry genetic conservation to the Mekong Delta – Vietnam”
Junior researcher of HáGK Dr. Thieu Ngoc Lan Phuong organised a special training course on poultry gene conservation at Tra Vinh University, Mekong Delta, Vietnam in January in 2018. The project was fully financed by British Poultry Science Ltd., Great Britain.
Professional conference of WP3 workgroup of HORIZON 2020 – IMAGE n°677353 project were organized between 18-20 October, 2017 in HáGK. The scientific aim of the research team WP3 within the project is to elaborate novel reproductive methods for in vitro gene conservation mainly in chicken and pig breeds.
Field visit of participants from the Regional Symposium on Agroecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in Europe and Central Asia (Budapest, Hungary, 23/11/2016 - 25/11/2016)
Following the success of three regional meetings on agroecology for food security and nutrition in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia and the Pacific, from 23–25 November 2016, another regional meeting was held in Budapest, Hungary with the title “Agroecology for sustainable agriculture and food systems in Europe and Central Asia”.
Over 200 Scholars Gathered in the 9th Vietnamese – Hungarian Conference on Agricultural Research for Sustainable Development
TVU, 22 September 2016 – The University officially launched the 9th Vietnamese – Hungarian Conference on Agricultural Research for Sustainable Development with the participation of more than 200Vietnamese and international scientists in field of agriculture.
The 11th World Rabbit Congress (WRC) was held in Qingdao (Shandong Province, China) from 15th to 18th June 2016 together with the general assembly of the World Rabbit Science Association (WRSA), which is held every four years during the WRC.
Following a successful long-standing series of Hungarian-Vietnamese International Conference, which started in 1998, and with attempt to emphasize the significance of local biodiversity, ecological farming and the value of ethnic people, the 9th Vietnamese–Hungarian International Conference on Agriculture for Sustainable Development will be held in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam (Tra Vinh city) from 20 to 24 September 2016.
A successful three-day workshop organized jointly by FAO, the European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources (ERFP) and the Research Centre for Farm Animal Gene Conservation (HáGK) took place from 12 April to 14 April 2016 in Gödöllő, Hungary. More than 40 experts from all over the world gathered to discuss several topics related to both in situ and ex situ gene conservations.
Characterization of the poultry flocks with molecular genetic markers for population identification and traceability
Domestic animal breeds as genetic resources are part of the Earth’s biological diversity, which means they play an important role in preserving the biological balance in human food resources. Therefore, preserving them is a global issue for the whole mankind. In animal husbandry (and plant breeding) the number of breeds is continually decreasing, and hence, it is assumed that the variability is declining. Nowadays, few specialized poultry populations provide the basis of commercial breeding programs. This limits the possibilities of breed elevation.