Animal genetics

Activities of international organizations

The Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources recognizes the important role that international organizations can play in the management of the world’s animal genetic resources.

In 2011, 2012 and 2014, international organizations, other than FAO, were invited to complete questionnaires on their implementation of the Global Plan of Action. The responses indicated that a relatively small number of international organizations, operating at global or regional levels, make important contributions to the implementation of the Global Plan of Action, often via innovative, efficient and participatory programmes and projects.

Relevant international organizations

African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources

Bioversity International

European Federation of Animal Science

European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders

Heifer International

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

International Committee for Animal Recording

International Livestock Research Institute

League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development

The Livestock Conservancy

Nordic Genetic Resource Centre

Rare Breeds International


Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe

Secretariat of the Convention of Biological Diversity

World Intellectual Property Organization