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A recent study points to the need of creating dialogue and easing bureaucratic obstacles; making sure that the farmers are motivated is vital for conserving genetic diversity.
Why are native breeds so well suited to taking care of endangered biotopes? And can a cow really replace mechanical clearing of bushes? Ilmari Majuri, the owner of the Oukamäki farm and a well-known advocate of native Finncattle breeds, talks...
Modern genetics and history meet in researcher Maria Kjetså’s work in the interdisciplinary project "3MC – Nordic mountain cattle".
In February, a match making webinar was organized for those interested in grazing. One of the participants at the webinar was Ilmari Majuri, the owner of the Oukamäki farm and a well-known advocate of native Finncattle breeds.
A wide range of topics were covered when the NordFrost network recently arranged the webinar "Why gene banking". Six lecturers gave presentations and group discussions ended the the three-hour digital event.
The webinar "Why genebanking" takes place online on June 23. Read more about the interesting program and don't forget to register if you want to participate.
Beekeeper Nora Mäntysaari talks about conserving the Nordic brown bee and how she has created a market for her products. Her approach is very much in line with NordGen’s conservation work.
NordGen's annual review for 2020 is now available. In addition to information about important achievements, the digital publication also includes a video in which NordGen's director, Lise Lykke Steffensen, summarizes the previous year.
Through several online seminars, the aim is to reach a Nordic joint view on the matter which corresponds with international agreements.
The result of the study shows potential for new areas of commercial use of milk from the Nordic native breeds. This can be an important step in promoting the sustainable use of the breeds which in many cases are at...