Indigenous knowledge of animal breeding and breeds

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2004
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Indigenous knowledge of animal breeding (IK-AB) includes concepts and practices used to influence the genetic composition of herds. Indigenous selection is often based on preferences based on physical characteristics, vigor, social and economic insurance. This issue paper summarizes the value of indigenous knowledge and local breeds to achieve agricultural sustainability. Links to IK-AB information are also provided.

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Participatory processes, Germplasm, Biodiversity, Agriculture, Local knowledge, Indigenous knowledge, Animal breeding, Farm/Enterprise Scale Field Scale
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