The Second Report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture was published in 2015. It provides a comprehensive global assessment of livestock biodiversity, divided into five parts:
1. The state of livestock diversity
2. Livestock sector trends
3. The state of capacities
4. The state of the art
5. Needs and challenges
It serves as an update of the first report on The State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, published in 2007.
The report draws on information provided in:
129 country reports, 46 responses to a survey on national legal and policy frameworks, 15 reports from international organizations, 4 reports from regional focal points and networks for animal genetic resources, and inputs from 150 individual authors and reviewers, as well as breed-related data from FAO’s Domestic Animal Diversity Information System (DAD-IS). It provides the basis for a review and potential update of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources.