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Progress in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources is monitored using two types of indicator:

  • “Process indicators” are used to describe the extent to which the actions set out in the Global Plan of Action have been implemented.
  • “Resource indicators” are used to describe the state of animal genetic diversity itself and therefore the impact of the Global Plan of Action.

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

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.


Countries also reported on their progress in implementing the Global Plan of Action in their country reports for The Second Report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The process indicators were again calculated and published in the Synthesis Progress Report on the Implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources – 2014. A set of three posters summarizing the process indicators was also prepared.


A set of three posters summarizing the process indicators was also prepared.

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Resource indicators

In 2013, the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture agreed to the use of the following set of resource indicators:

  • the number of locally adapted breeds;
  • the proportion of the total population accounted for by locally adapted and exotic breeds; and
  • the number of breeds classified as at risk, not at risk and unknown.

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: