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National implementation

 

The main responsibility for the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources lies with national governments.


table Priority levels of implementation of the strategic priorities of the Global Plan of Action [click to enlarge]

 

Most countries have appointed a National Coordinator for the Management of Animal Genetic Resources. The National Coordinator leads the respective country’s efforts to implement the Global Plan of Action. The role of the National Coordinator is defined as follows: “the government nominated person who coordinates national implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources and leads the development and operation of a national network on animal genetic resources. He or she is the contact person for communication with FAO on matters relating to the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources and with global and regional animal genetic resources networks.”
Source: Developing the institutional framework for the management of animal genetic resources


The National Coordinator works within the country’s National Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources, which is defined as follows:
“the National Coordinator for the Management of Animal Genetic Resources and his or her support staff within the institution responsible for coordinating activities concerning the management of animal genetic resource.”
Source: Developing the institutional framework for the management of animal genetic resources