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Managing breeds for a secure future

Published on
October 26, 2017

Recently Phillip Sponenberg and co-authors of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy published with this title the second edition of their handbook. The subtitle indicates the aim: strategies for breeders and breed associations. This book supports, without much precognition of genetics, breeders and breeding associations in the organisation of their breeding programme.

Part of this new book was presented by Phillip Sponenberg at XI Sirgeac, the International Symposium on Genetic resources for the Americas and the Caribbean in the City of Guadalajara in the State of Jalisco in Mexico. The symposium was opened by Irene Hoffmann from FAO. She announced the new FAO initiative to compose a “State of The World for the Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture”. Kor Oldenbroek from CGN was invited together with Jesús Fernández Martin to present part of their recently published book on the genomic management of animal genetic diversity. Genomics offers great opportunities to make the in situ and ex situ conservation of animal genetic diversity more efficient and more effective.