Animal breeding

High milk yields in a harsh climate: Is it all about the genes?

Droughts, heat, erratic rainfall and floods can leave cows, sheep and goats with little to graze on. Changing climate will affect production of feed for livestock too. Harsh and extreme weather conditions can also reduce reproductive ability and undermine health of animals.

Use of Livestock Resources for Food Security in the Light of Climate Change

Livestock are essential for food and nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa. They serve multiple purposes and are economically important, contributing 20–40% of agricultural gross domestic product (GDP) – in some countries, up to 80%.

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Action Plan for the sustainable management and use of Swedish farm animal genetics resources

This presentation was held at the international seminar 'Livestock Resources for Food Security in the Light of Climate Change' co-hosted by SIANI and SLU Global in Uppsala on the 11th of March 2016.

Water use in Global Dairy Farming Systems and lessons for breeding policies for dairy production

This presentation was held by N. Sultana & K.J. Peters at the interntional seminar 'Livestock Resources for FoodSIANI and SLU Global in Uppsala on the 11th of March 2016. Security in the Light of Climate Change' co-hosted by 

Breeding Programme and Infrastructure - The Case of Red Maasai Sheep in Kenya

This presentation was held by Emelie Zonabend König at the interntional seminar 'Livestock Resources for Food Security in the Light of Climate Change' co-hosted by SIANI and SLU Global in Uppsala on the 11th of March 2016.

Sustainable Use of Animal Genetic Resources - Examples from Uganda & Rwanda

This presentation was held by Donald R. Kugonza at the interntional seminar 'Livestock Resources for Food Security in the Light of Climate Change' co-hosted by SIANI and SLU Global in Uppsala on the 11th of March 2016.