Exploitation of genetic resources through their sustainable incorporation into the value chain of the Iberian pig.
The final scope is to make known to farmers and industrialists the potential of different minority and endangered genetic varieties for their sustainable introduction into the market, considering that the maintenance of said genetic patrimony is economically unfeasible if there is no real commercial interest.
The general objective of this innovation project developed by the IBERDEFENSE Operative Group is to demonstrate the productive and qualitative potential of some pure varieties of Iberian pigs (some of them in danger of extinction) and present in the Extremadura region. This demonstration will lay the foundations for the defense and promotion in the market of the use of pure Iberian varieties in a sustainable manner.
At present, there is a problem in the Iberian pork sector related to the danger of disappearance of some pure varieties due to its limited use by the industry. The genetic resources that entail the genetic varieties in danger of extinction are not being used efficiently, stable and sustainable by the farmers, since in general, these resources are being conserved by public organisms without an adequate transfer to the productive system, with a high cost for the Administration and high inbreeding problems.