Progress in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources is monitored using two types of indicator:
Detailed information on the indicators is provided in the document Targets and indicators for animal genetic resources.
The indicators contribute the measurement of progress towards Targets 4 (sustainable production and consumption), 7 (sustainable management of agriculture, aquaculture and forestry) and 13 (maintenance of genetic diversity) of the Aichi Targets adopted as part of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.
Process indicators have been developed for each of the four strategic priority areas of the Global Plan of Action, as well as for collaboration and funding. In addition, process indicators have been developed for each of the 13 individual strategic priorities for action that are mainly intended for implementation at national level.
In 2012, countries prepared progress reports on their implementation of the Global Plan of Action. The process indicators were calculated based on the data provided in these reports and were published in the Synthesis progress report on the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources – 2012.
A set of three posters summarizing the process indicators was also prepared.
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|Bolivia (Plurinational State of)|
|Central African Republic|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Republic of Korea|
|United States of America|
In 2013, the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture agreed to the use of the following set of resource indicators:
These indicators will be calculated at national, regional and global levels for a set of the most economically important livestock species using data entered by countries into the Domestic Animal Diversity Information System (DAD-IS). They will be included in future status and trends reports on animal genetic resources (see previous reports: 2008, 2010, 2012).
The resource indicators were developed by FAO as part of the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (a global initiative that works to promote and coordinate development and delivery of biodiversity indicators in support of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Multilateral Environmental Agreements, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, national and regional governments, and a range of other sectors) to serve as indicators of the “genetic diversity of terrestrial domesticated animals” under the CBD headline indicator “Trends in genetic diversity of terrestrial domesticated animals, cultivated plants, and fish species of major socioeconomic importance.”
Further information on the development of the resource indicators can be found in the following documents: