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The quest to conserve rare breeds: setting the record straight.

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Chapter 5 (Page no: 82)

The way ahead: how animal genetic resources may contribute to a sustainable future.

This chapter describes the different challenges faced by livestock farming (including climate change and environmental impact) and the importance of directed animal breeding for preserving the biological diversity and sustainability of animal production under different management systems.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) A blank canvas: the world as it was in the mid-20th century. Author(s): Alderson, L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 14) Visionaries - a concept is born: the philosophy of genetic conservation. Author(s): Alderson, L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 39) Building the structure: organization and development of the structure for action. Author(s): Alderson, L.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 52) Conservation in action: applying the principles of the visionaries within the structure of the organizers. Author(s): Alderson, L.