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

Success Stories

Cryoconservation of animal genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA) in gene banks is one of the strategies to maintain and conserve animal genetic resources for food and agriculture. The global importance of conservation of animal genetic resources is embedded in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), notably under...
Spain has a significant livestock heritage. Its geographic location, diversity of ecosystems, climate, landscapes and cultural traditions have resulted in a huge variety of autochthonous livestock breeds that are well-adapted to their production environments and provide unique products of an unbeatable quality and added-value for the society. Unfortunately, many of...
Many old regional chicken breeds in Germany are at risk of extinction. Keeping them is economically not viable even for organic farms, because the market is dominated by a few modern high-performance hybrids specialized on either laying performance or meat production. In addition to loss of biodiversity in case of...
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...
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