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Climate Change and Animal Genetic Resources


Climate change comes as an additional factor affecting a livestock sector that is already highly dynamic and facing many challenges. Important objectives of AnGR management include ensuring that AnGR are effectively deployed to meet these challenges and that the genetic diversity required to adapt production systems to future changes is maintained. Climate change is likely to create a number of problems in many areas of animal husbandry  such as housing, feeding, health care, etc. and threaten the sustainability of many livestock production systems and their associated AnGR. At the same time, many of the specific challenges associated with climate change  such as rising temperature, disruptions to animal feed supplies, disease outbreaks, etc, as well as the general unpredictability of the livestock sector, highlight the importance of retaining diverse genetic options for the future.

CHALLENGES TO THE USE OF ANIMAL GENETIC RESOURCES

National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)

National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) is a network project of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) launched in February, 2011. The project aims to enhance resilience of Indian agriculture to climate change and climate variability through strategic research and technology demonstration. The research on adaptation and mitigation covers crops, livestock, fisheries and natural resource management. The project consists of four components viz. Strategic Research, Technology Demonstration, Capacity Building and Sponsored/Competitive Grants

 

Source :- Dafydd Pilling and Irene Hoffmann (2011) CLIMATE CHANGE AND ANIMAL GENETIC RESOURCES FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE:STATE OF KNOWLEDGE, RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES. FAO BACKGROUND STUDY PAPER NO. 53.
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