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The Second Report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture In Brief

FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Assessments

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Year of publication: 2015
Publisher: FAO
Pages: 16 p.
Job Number: I5077

Abstract:

This summary of the global assessment has been requested by the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (see report: http://www.fao.org/3/a-mm660e.pdf; para 38). Sustainable management of the world’s livestock genetic diversity is of vital importance to agriculture, food production, rural development and the environment. The Second Report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is an update of the first report and present a global assessment of these resources. Drawing on 129 country reports, it presents an analysis of the state of livestock diversity, the influence of livestock-sector trends on the management of animal genetic resources, the state of capacity to manage animal genetic resources, including legal and policy.

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