Genetic Resources is an open access peer-reviewed journal publishing original research, reviews and short communications on plant, animal and forest genetic resources, serving stakeholders within and across domains. It is a platform to share domain specific and interdisciplinary knowledge and tools used by the global community of practitioners involved in monitoring, collecting, maintaining, conserving, characterizing and using genetic resources for food, agriculture and forestry. 

Call for Papers for Genetic Resources Special Issue: International Sheep and Goats Conference - Farmers and Scientists create Future


Genetic Resources will be publishing accepted abstracts for the "International Congress on the Breeding of Sheep and Goat – Farmers and Scientists create Future" on 15-16 October 2020 in Bonn, Germany in a special issue.

The call for papers is now open at

The deadline for entries has been extended until 14 June 2020.

International Congress on Cattle and Pigs - Scientist Creates Future - postponed until 2021


As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and the unpredictability of developments the "International Congress on Cattle and Pigs – Farmers and Scientists create Future" which was planned for 22-24 September 2020 in Bonn, Germany, has been postponed until 2021, with exact dates to be announced. 

Genetic Resources is still planning to publish accepted abstracts for this conference in a special issue in 2021.

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Vol. 1 No. 1 (2020)

Published: 31-08-2020

Genetic Resources – A new attempt at serving the community

Lorenzo Maggioni, Michele Bozzano, Coralie Danchin, Sandra Goritschnig


Global status of genetic resources for food and agriculture: challenges and research needs

Global status of genetic resources for food and agriculture

Dafydd Pilling, Julie Bélanger, Stefano Diulgheroff , Jarkko Koskela, Grégoire Leroy, Graham Mair, Irene Hoffmann


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