The projects TuBAvI and TuBAvI-2 take into consideration several actions, stated in the National Rural Development Programme (NRDP), in order to provide knowledge and new tools that can promote in situ and ex-situ in vitro techniques for the conservation of biodiversity in the Italian poultry breeds.

The project workplan involves the main poultry species used in the productive system, Gallus gallus and Meleagris gallopavo, and the majority of the breeds — within species — included in the Italian Herd Book of Native Poultry Breeds (Registro Anagrafico Avicoli – RAA, MIPAAFT, DG DISR n.19536, 01/10/2014).

Moreover, the project TuBAvI-2 includes a the study of genetic variability in Numida meleagris, Anas plathyrhyncos, Chairina moscata and Anser anser species.

  • Action 1

    Phenotypical characterization of Italian autochthonous breeds and species

  • Action 2

    Genetic characterization of autochthonous chicken and turkey breeds farmed in Italy

  • Action 3

    Consistency of data and information

  • Action 4

    Assessment of conservation indexes, mating plans and breeding management

  • Action 5

    Assessment of inbreeding and genetic diversity in populations

  • Action 6

    Monitoring of genetic diversity in Italian autochthonous breeds and its assessment

  • Action 7

    Assessment and identification of genetic resistance traits

  • Action 8

    Genetic material and germplasm collection from Italian chicken and turkey breeds

  • Action 9

    Processing of phenotypic and genetic data

  • Action 10

    Communication and dissemination activities