Africa / Animal Breeding / Indigenous Breeds / Livestock / West Africa

Regional workshop on sustainable management of animal genetic resources in Central and West Africa

FAO, in collaboration with the regional project on sustainable management of endemic ruminant livestock (PROGEBE), organized on 22–25 March 2010, in Dakar, Senegal, a regional workshop on sustainable management of animal genetic resources in West and Central Africa.

The workshop was preceded by an electronic forum hosted by DAD-Net West Africa, which took place between 15 February and 19 March, and involved 55 members who contributed by sharing their knowledge and experiences on various related themes.

The workshop was attended by 56 representatives of livestock administration and research, as well as livestock breeders’ organizations from 15 West and Central African countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal and Togo) and 8 regional and international research and development institutions (CIRAD, CIRDES, CORAF/WECARD, EISMV, ENMV Sidi Thabet Tunisia, FAO, ILRI, ITC) and PROGEBE.

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