The report provides a comprehensive assessment of livestock biodiversity and its management. It sets out the latest available information on:
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Efforts still need to be made to strengthen the management of these resources. Priorities include:
About this report
The report draws on information provided in 129 country reports, 15 reports from international organizations, 4 reports from regional focal points and networks for animal genetic resources, and inputs from 150 individual authors and reviewers, as well as breed-related data from FAO’s Domestic Animal Diversity Information System (DAD-IS). It serves as an update of the first report on The State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, published in 2007, and focuses particularly on developments since the first report was prepared.