These 129 country reports were prepared in 2013/2014 as inputs to the preparation of the FAO publication The Second Report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The country-reporting process potentially served as a basis for the development or revision of national strategies and action plans for animal genetic resources.
The reports were prepared using a standardized electronic questionnaire approved by the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Government-appointed National Coordinators for the Management of Animal Genetic Resources led the preparation of the reports in their respective countries.
The assignment of countries to the regions and subregions for the purposes of the The Second Report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture follows the assignment used in the first report on The State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. This assignment was based on a number of considerations, including production environments, cultural factors and the distribution of shared animal genetic resources. Because of these considerations, the regional groupings do not correspond exactly to the standard FAO regions.
The information in the country reports has not been verified by FAO and the opinions expressed do not necessarily represent the views or policy of FAO. The designations employed and the presentation of material in the country reports do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or products of manufacturers, whether or not these have been patented, does not imply that these have been endorsed or recommended by FAO in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.