Global Impact Domain - Animal Genetic Resources

E.P. Cunningham
September 1995

















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Study Sponsors

Commission of the European Union
Denmark
France (Ministère de la Coopération)
Germany (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit - GTZ)
Netherlands
United Kingdom (Overseas Development Administration)
United States (Environmental Protection Agency)

Study Coordination by:

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
United States (U.S. Agency for International Development)
World Bank

Livestock, Environment and Development (LEAD) Initiative

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Table of Contents


1. ANIMAL GENETIC DIVERSITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT - THE LINKAGES

1.1 Change in Farming Systems
1.2 Impact on Genetic Constitution
1.3 The Importance of Population Size
1.4 The Present Status of Domestic Animal Diversity

2. KEY INDICATORS

2.1 Breeding objectives
2.2 Breeding structure
2.3 Inter-population gene flow
2.4 Population size
2.5 Monitoring genetic diversity

3. IMPACT ASSESSMENT

3.1 Developed Economies
3.2 Developing Economies

4. OPTIONS & STRATEGIES

4.1 Types of action
4.2 The actors
4.3 Costs and benefits
4.4 Research priorities

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