The state of the world's animal genetic resources for food and agriculture

Complete Title: 
The state of the world's animal genetic resources for food and agriculture
Non IUCN Publication
Abstract: 

The State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is the first global assessment of livestock biodiversity. Drawing on 169 Country Reports, contributions from a number of international organizations and twelve specially commissioned thematic studies, it presents an analysis of the state of agricultural biodiversity in the livestock sector – origins and development, uses and values, distribution and exchange, risk status and threats – and of capacity to manage these resources – institutions, policies and legal frameworks, structured breeding activities and conservation programmes. Needs and challenges are assessed in the context of the forces driving change in livestock production systems. Tools and methods to enhance the use and development of animal genetic resources are explored in sections on the state of the art in characterization, genetic improvement, economic evaluation and conservation.

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Rome : FAO, 2007
Physical Description: 
xxxvii, 511p. : ill.
Publication Year: 
2007
ISBN: 
978-92-5-105762-9
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Includes bibliographic references.

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Number of copies: 
1
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Language(s): 
English
Url: 
http://www.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/Bios-Cons-Gen-036.pdf
Record created: 2013/09/13
Record updated: 2016/10/25