Africa / Animal Breeding / Animal Production / Biodiversity / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / Livestock

African livestock offers ‘untapped genetic resource’

The genetic diversity of Africa’s indigenous livestock needs to be tapped before it is lost forever, researchers have warned.

They said native breeds had adapted to tolerate parasites or produce “robust” milk yields in harsh conditions.

Writing in the journal science, they added that these traits had yet to be unlocked by the scientific community.

Read more … (BBC)

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