Characterization, inventory and monitoring: the game changers to sustainable utilization and conservation of animal genetic resources in Africa: Policy Brief 4
African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources
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The policy brief highlights that: Existing AnGR are important for food and nutritional security and poverty eradication: Documenting National AnGR is worth investing continuously; Characterization is a good tool for informed and better utilization of AnGR (crossbreeding, ABS, Selection); and Inventory and Monitoring enables the assessment of levels and types of threats and therefore informs proper management and conservation strategies. This policy brief was made possible through financial support provided by the European Union (EU) funded Project “Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of African Animal Genetic Resources.