Building an international legal framework on animal genetic resources: Can it help the drylands and food insecure countries?

Ideas for a legal framework to govern animal genetic resources. Arguments for an international agreement to govern the genetic resources of farm animals. How can breeds and genes be conserved, where are the biodiversity hotspots, and what should an international agreement cover?

  • Title: Building an international legal framework on animal genetic resources: Can it help the drylands and food insecure countries?
  • Author: Ilse Köhler-Rollefson / LPP /2005
  • Description: Ideas for a legal framework to govern animal genetic resources. Arguments for an international agreement to govern the genetic resources of farm animals
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  • Pages: 28

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    Indigenous breeds, local communities: Documenting animal breeds and breeding from a community perspective

    How to document traditional knowledge about animal breeds and livestock management.
    Describes the threats to indigenous breeds of livestock, and how to document them as a first step in conserving them in collaboration with the communities where they evolved. Manual produced with support from GTZ.

  • Title: Indigenous breeds, local communities: Documenting animal breeds and breeding from a community perspective
  • Author: LPPS and Ilse Köhler-Rollefson / Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan / 2005
  • Description: How to document traditional knowledge about animal breeds and livestock management
  • Format: Zip
  • Pages: 80

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    Herd movements: The exchange of livestock breeds and genes between North and South

    Chapters cover why and how livestock genes flow, gene flows from South to North,gene flows to the South, driving forces, impact, and forces shaping the future

  • Title: Herd movements: The exchange of livestock breeds and genes between North and South
  • Author: Evelyn Mathias and Paul Mundy / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development / 2005
  • Description: Chapters cover why and how livestock genes flow
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  • Pages: 78

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    Building an international legal framework on animal genetic resources: Can it help the drylands and food insecure countries?

    Ideas for a legal framework to govern animal genetic resources. Arguments for an international agreement to govern the genetic resources of farm animals. How can breeds and genes be conserved, where are the biodiversity hotspots, and what should an international agreement cover?

  • Title: Building an international legal framework on animal genetic resources: Can it help the drylands and food insecure countries?
  • Author: Ilse Köhler-Rollefson / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network / 2005
  • Description: Ideas for a legal framework to govern animal genetic resources
  • Format: Pdf
  • Pages: 29

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    Livestock keepers’ rights: Conserving breeds, supporting livelihoods

    Booklet outlining the case for supporting the rights of livestock keepers in order to conserve valuable animal genetic diversity.

  • Title: Livestock keepers’ rights: Conserving breeds, supporting livelihoods
  • Author: Ilse Köhler-Rollefson / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development / 2004
  • Description: Booklet outlining the case for supporting the rights of livestock keepers
  • Format: Zip
  • Pages: 17

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