Nordic Research Network on Animal Genetic Resources in the Adaptation to Climate Change

This network contributes to developing a Nordic knowledge-base for policy making for the conservation, utilisation and investigation of animal genetic resources within adaptation and mitigation issues.

An increased accessibility to a wide diversity of animal genetic resources will be needed in order to increase the sustainability of animal production systems and strengthen food security against the effects of climate change.

Domestic animal genetic resources for food and agriculture have not yet been properly integrated into strategies for adaptation to and mitigation of current global transitions in climate. However, livestock production contributes to and will be affected by the climate change.

The network will collect current knowledge of climate change effects on primary industries, especially that on the Nordic agro-ecosystems and livestock production.

Facts about the project
Project leader

Theo Meuwissen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway