Improved ruminant genetics: Implemented guidance for policymakers and investors

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Curated Content
Author or Institution as Author: 
Haas, Yvette de

Davis, Steve

Reisinger, Andy

Richards, Meryl

Difford, Gareth

Lassen, Jan

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Date of publication: 
September, 2016
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Genetics makes use of natural variation among animals. Selecting preferred animals as parents can yield permanent and cumulative improvements in the population. More efficient animals can greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and feed costs. Breeding, including cross-breeding between indigenous and imported species, can also improve resilience to diseases and heat stress and increase reproductive performance.

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Global Research Alliance, CCAFS

Climate Smart Agriculture, CSA, Agriculture, Climate Change, Food Security
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de Haas Y, Davis S, Reisinger A, Richards MB, Difford G, Lassen J. 2016. Improved ruminant genetics: Implementation guidance for policymakers and investors. Climate-Smart Agriculture Practice Brief. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).


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