Animal genetics


The Domestic Animal Diversity Network (DAD-Net) is an e-mail-based network that provides an informal forum for the discussion of issues relevant to the management of animal genetic resources. It was established in 2005, and by late 2016 had about 3000 subscribers worldwide.

DAD-Net is open to anyone who wishes to join. Registration is free of charge. Messages can be posted in English, French or Spanish. FAO moderates the network and periodically contributes information. Members can choose to receive messages immediately or via daily, weekly or monthly digests. The DAD-Net web site (available in a range of interface languages) provides access to active and archived discussions, as well as a calendar of events and a library.

Subgroups have been established for the following regions and subregions: