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Economic basis for policies in conservation of farm animal genetic resources

Rege, J.E.O. and Drucker, Adam G. (2006). Economic basis for policies in conservation of farm animal genetic resources. In: 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 13-18 August 2006.

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IRMA ID A00011xPUB1
Author Rege, J.E.O.
Drucker, Adam G.
Title Economic basis for policies in conservation of farm animal genetic resources
Conference Name 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production
Conference Location Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Conference Dates 13-18 August 2006
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production
Place of Publication Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Publisher Instituto Prociencia
Publication Year 2006
ISBN 85-60088-00-8   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 33
End Page 43
Total Pages 11
Field of Research 1402 - Applied Economics
1605 - Policy and Administration
Abstract Farm Animal genetic resource (FAnGR) diversity contributes in many ways to human survival and well-being. However, over 32% of livestock breeds are threatened from a multitude of causes. This loss of diversity reduces opportunities to improve food security, reduce poverty and to achieve sustainable agriculture. As full attention cannot be given to all populations at risk, an important role of research on FAnGR is economic analysis to inform priority setting: ensuring an appropriate focus of conservation efforts - breeds/populations, traits, approaches to be applied. Such analysis can also inform policy-making, to ensure that interventions are taken to apply agricultural development processes which are compatible with conservation and sustainable objectives. This paper analyses current flows of FAnGR between North and South, identifies the required research and highlights some policy issues underpinning FAnGR conservation and use that need to be addressed.
 
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