Research on animal genetics

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The animal genetics flagship works towards choices of improved breeds readily available, affordable and used widely and sustainably. It works on:

  • Understanding, characterisation, utilization and conservation of livestock phenotypes and genotypes in relation to future production systems
  • New and appropriate breeds: application of new opportunities in genomic and reproductive technologies
  • Effective delivery systems: breeding schemes, institutional arrangements
  • Policy and institutional support
  • New opportunities for business: especially involving youth and women
  • Increased capacity to undertake research in livestock genetics and genomics


6. What are the most promising gains that we can expect for smallholders from animal genetics research discovery and delivery? How do we best achieve these?

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