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Special Issue "Sustainable Management of Animal Genetic Resources"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Agriculture".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (17 February 2021) | Viewed by 25314
Special Issue Editors
Interests: animal genetic resources; livestock production; population genetics; agriculture development
Interests: animal genetic resources; livestock production; population genetics; value chains
Interests: animal genetic resources; livestock production; molecular genetics; agriculture development
Special Issue Information
The multiple livestock breeds and species raised for food agriculture make an essential contribution to food security and poverty reduction worldwide. Diverse animal genetic resources provide adaptability and resilience in the face of climate change, emerging diseases, pressures on feed and water supplies, and shifting market demands. However, these very same circumstances are among the drivers of a rapid ongoing erosion of animal genetic diversity.
In order to meet this challenge, the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources was adopted in 2007, considering measures in the following four strategic priority areas: (i) characterization, inventory, and monitoring of trends and associated risks; (ii) sustainable use and development; (iii) conservation; and (iv) policies, institutions, and capacity-building.
This Special Issue aims to explore a wide range of topics relevant to these four strategic priority areas, in both developed and developing countries, especially considering innovative approaches to better characterize, conserve, and use locally adapted breeds in their agroecosystems in a sustainable manner.
Dr. Roswitha Baumung
Dr. Gregoire Leroy
Dr. Paul Boettcher
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- animal genetic resources
- sustainable use
- breeding programs
- capacity building