Namık Kemal University and the General Directorate of Agricultural Research (GDAR) of the Ministry of Agriculture are pleased to invite you to the 8th (RBI) Global Conference on the Conservation of Domestic Animal Genetic Diversity to be held in Tekirdag (TÜRKİYE) in October 2011.
Past RBI global conferences have brought scientists and conservationists together with one common goal - the conservation of global farm animal genetic resources - and the proceedings of these meetings have become valuable references on the characterization and management of Animal Genetic resources.
This conference will be held in a region which is rich in animal genetic resources and is a well-known center for domestication. It gives forth to a final report and a global action plan for conservation of the World’s Animal genetic resources.
The meetings will also have participants and institutions from the host country. Specialists in a wide range of disciplines related to the management of Farm Animal Genetic Resources will have benefited from the conference in the process.
FAO, through the SOW process, has facilitated several comprehensive audit of FAnGr in many countries and has also highlighted the need for regional cooperation on issues such as value adding through product and market development, protection of breeders’ and keeper’ rights and the critical importance of veterinary protocols to facilitate regional and global trade.
The theme for this conference has been chosen as “Sustainable conservation of the livestock breed diversity for the future: Impact of globalization of Animal breeding and the loss of farm Animal genetic diversity – a conflict?”
With these and other critical issues in mind, we will endeavor to accommodate all contributions – either as short papers – or as posters.
We therefore look forward to meeting all stakeholders and making idea and experience exchange possible, including new ones in the global FAnGR family as well as about the future of conservation through sustainable use.
The conference is part of a series of conferences, started in
Sustainable conservation of the livestock breeds diversity for the future: Impact of globalization of Animal breeding and the loss of farm Animal genetic diversity - a conflict?”
It is a great pleasure for the organizers to invite you to participate in this meeting and to ask you to submit a paper or poster on subjects related to the sessions and main topics. We therefore look forward to meeting old friends and making new ones in the global AnGR community and to strengthen the conservation movement through sustainable use of AnGR.
Prof. Dr. Nizamettin ŞENKÖYLÜ
Honorary President of Conference
Prof. Dr. Ahmet İSTANBULLUOĞLU
Dean of Faculty of Agriculture
Prof. Dr. M. İhsan SOYSAL
Chairman of Organizing Committee