Farm animal genetic resources: safeguarding national livestock biodiversity

Hall, Stephen (2009) Farm animal genetic resources: safeguarding national livestock biodiversity. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, 170 . pp. 48-54. ISSN 0080-4134

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Abstract

Long regarded in the UK as the responsibility of individuals, breeders’ groups or charitable organizations, livestock breed conservation has now been recognized by the Government as a national responsibility. The National Standing Committee on Farm Animal Genetic Resources was set up in 2006 to promote conservation and sustainable development of livestock biodiversity in general. It is putting into effect a National Action Plan comprising 38 Recommended Actions. This article reports on the composition and activities of the Committee and emphasizes the importance for agricultural sustainability of a full appreciation of the value of these resources.

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Additional Information:Long regarded in the UK as the responsibility of individuals, breeders’ groups or charitable organizations, livestock breed conservation has now been recognized by the Government as a national responsibility. The National Standing Committee on Farm Animal Genetic Resources was set up in 2006 to promote conservation and sustainable development of livestock biodiversity in general. It is putting into effect a National Action Plan comprising 38 Recommended Actions. This article reports on the composition and activities of the Committee and emphasizes the importance for agricultural sustainability of a full appreciation of the value of these resources.
Keywords:Genetic conservation, Livestock - breeding, livestock, biodiversity
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C410 Applied Genetics
C Biological Sciences > C181 Biodiversity
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D420 Livestock
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:2655
Deposited By: Stephen Hall
Deposited On:11 Jun 2010 10:19
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:39

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