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Code-EFABAR, the commitment to rsponsible breeding, is a voluntray Code of Good Practice for and by the animal breeding sector. The 'Code of Good Practice for Farm Animal Breeding and Reproduction Organisations' addresses the issues of food safety and public health, product quality, genetic diversity, efficiency, environmental impact, animal health, animal welfare, and breeding and reproduction technologies.

CodeE-EFABAR is following the principles of sustainable breeding as they have been developed in the EU funded project SEFABAR by scientists and industry, animal welfare organisations, ethicists, economists for world trade aspects and sociology of cultural differences and public opinion.

The Code gives a transparent presentation of the priciples of conduct of farm animal breeders and backs these priciples by practical rules of conduct.

Code-EFABAR is an initiative of the European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders (EFFAB). The Code is reviewed and updated every three years. The newest update is for 2014/2016.

For more information, please visit the Code-EFABAR website:



International Brochure CODE-EFABAR

For more information about the adoption process and related documents, please click here