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GALIMED Project : Genetic Adaptation of bovine LIvestock and production systems in the MEDiterranean region

How do cattle populations of the Mediterranean region adapt to this change?

The Mediterranean is one of the world'w "hot-spots" for climate change.

Global warming and its impacts on the environment and populations are more important here than elsewhere. The Mediterranean climate will spread farther north up to the Massif Central regions.

How do cattle poulations of the region adapt to this change? This is the object of the GALIMED project, which will provide better genetic knowledge of local Mediterranean cattle breeds and how they adapt, in order to propose solutions for conservation, better define genetic improvement objectives, characterize breeding practices, their role in management and adaptation, and draw conclusions in order to face the consequences of global climate change.

Units Involved

  • Cirad : INTERTRYP and SELMET
  • Inra : GABI, Jouy-en-Josas and LRDE, Corté (Anne Lauvie, François Casabianca)


  • France (Camargue) : La Tour du Valat (A research center for conservation in humid Mediterranean zones), Olivier Pineau
  • Italie : Laboratorio di Biotecnologie Genetiche, Università di Pisa, Pisa. AGRIS ( Sardinian Agency for Agricultural Research), Sassari
  • Espagne : LAGENBIO, Universidad Zaragoza
  • Algérie : Laboratoire de Génétique Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Université des sciences et de la technologie d'Oran, Oran,
  • Maroc : Département de Productions et de Biotechnologies Animales, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II,  Rabat
  • Egypte : Animal Breeding and Molecular Genetics, Animal Production Research Institute, Giza
  • Grèce : National Agricultural Research Foundation ,Veterinary Research Institute, Thessaloniki  

This project is financed by the INRA ACCAF Metaprogram

FAO Regional Workshop

"Managing and adding value to local breeds : a dynamic connected to livestok farming systems (LFS)

FAO Regional Workshop "Characterization and Value Addition to Breeds and their Products" North Africa and Near-East, 19-21 November 2012, Rabat,...
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GALIMED project

"GALIMED project: Genetics of adaptation of cattle livestock and production systems in the Mediterranean area"

FAO Regional Workshop "Characterization and Value Addition to Breeds and their Products" North Africa and Near-East, 19-21 November 2012, Rabat,...
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"How Corsican cattle breeders consider the adaptation of their breed : An exploratory approach"

EAAP European Federation for Animal Science 2013, Nantes
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