New online tool to better safeguard animal genetic resources launched
©FAO/Jon Spaull
29 November 2017, Rome--- A new FAO database launched today will help countries to better monitor, survey and effectively manage their animal genetic resources often threatened by extinction. The revamped version of the Domestic Animal Diversity Information System (DAD-IS) is the most complete source of global information on animal genetic diversity to date.

The system enables countries to store relevant data and easily calculate indicators under Sustainable Development Goal 2 on Zero Hunger related to the maintenance of genetic diversity of farmed and domesticated animals, including indicators 2.5.1 and 2.5.2.

Roswitha Baumung, FAO Animal Production Officer, explains more about the revamped version the Domestic Animal Diversity Information System (DAD-IS). (Interview conducted by Murielle Sarr)
2min. 22sec.
Topic(s): Animals & livestock, Biodiversity, Environment/Natural resources, Interview
Produced by: Muriel Sarr, FAO
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