Système d’Information sur la Diversité des Animaux Domestiques (DAD-IS)

Success Stories

The breeding stock of the most endangered pig breed Leicoma rose to 83 sows and 21 boars in 2019. Previously, Leicomas had only been bred in one breeding farm since 2012. The IBV has successfully advertised further breeding companies for this robust pig breed. In 2015, the IBV (Information and Coordination...
In Xinyuan County, in the west of China, honey is part of longstanding local traditions, valued in daily life, culture, and religious activities. The sweet honey has long been considered an essential element of a happy and rich life, as describe in the epic poem of Manas. However, the external...
Cika are the only native Slovenian cattle breed. The current population originated from local red cattle improved with the Mölltaler, a now-extinct Austrian breed. Although popular during the first half of the 20th century, the breed eventually risked extinction through genetic dilution, due to continuous crossing with other breeds,...
Dr. Ruth Charrondiere is a nutrition officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. In 2008, she realized that there was no database in existence to help professionals to readily recognize  the differences in nutritional contents among different varieties of foods, including meat from different...
As the world population grows, the need increases to efficiently produce nutritious, high quality food. Food security, the access to a sufficient amount of food, is a growing concern for many people around the world. There are relatively few international transboundary breeds that produce at a very high rate,...
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