Breeding strategies for sustainable management of animal genetic resources

Complete Title: 
Breeding strategies for sustainable management of animal genetic resources
Non IUCN Publication
Abstract: 

Genetic improvement is an essential component of the management of animal genetic resources and can make important contributions to food security and rural development. Yet, the majority of developing countries have not been successful in sustaining breed development programmes. The objective of these guidelines is to help countries plan and develop effective genetic improvement programmes and to maximize the chances that such programmes will be sustained. They are intended for use by policy-makers and organizations involved in livestock development. They provide practical advice on how to identify livestock development objectives and strategies and define breeding objectives that are in line with them, match animal genetic resources to production systems and identify the most appropriate breeding scheme, initiate or improve straight-breeding or cross-breeding programmes and evaluate investment decisions.

Monographic Series no.: 
no. 3
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Imprint: 
Rome : FAO, 2010
Physical Description: 
xxv, 132p. : ill.
Publication Year: 
2010
ISBN: 
978-92-5-106391-0
DOI: 
Notes: 

Includes bibliographic references.

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Number of copies: 
1
Selling Price: 
Edition: 
Language(s): 
English
Url: 
http://www.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/Bios-Cons-Gen-037.pdf
Record created: 2013/09/13
Record updated: 2016/10/25