DAD-IS Management of Farm Animal Genetic Resources
DAD-IS is the key communication and information tool for implementing the Global Strategy for the Management of Farm Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR). It is being developed first to assist countries and country networks
The FAO Global Strategy for the Management of Farm Animal Genetic Resources
The Global Strategy for the Management of Farm Animal Genetic Resources provides a technical and operational framework for assisting countries, comprising:
an intergovernmental mechanism for direct government involvement and policy development;
a country-based global infrastructure to help countries cost-effectively plan, implement and maintain national strategies for the management of animal genetic resources;
a technical programme aimed at supporting effective action at the country level in the sustainable intensification, conservation, characterization and access to Animal Genetic Resources; and,
a reporting and evaluation system to guide the Strategy’s implementation, facilitate collaboration, coordination and policy development and maximize cost-effectiveness of activity.
What is DAD-IS ?
DAD-IS objectives are to:
involve, co-ordinate and assist Governments, NGO’s, training and research groups in all countries and international agencies operating within and across world regions; and
help achieve better management of all AnGR used for the production of food and agriculture in all countries, in accordance with the World Food Summit Plan of Action and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
DAD-IS offers countries:
a clearing-house for both information and data with its built-in security;
control over both maintaining and accessing their data; and
an advanced communication and information tool.
guidelines to assist countries manage their AnGR;
databases and updating functionality, to assist countries develop and implement their Action Strategy;
a forum for exchange of ideas and techniques;
a means for developing a Global Early Warning System for AnGR;
country, regional and global contacts; and
briefings on the management of AnGR.
co-ordination of the country, regional and global effort in AnGR management;
training and education in the sustainable use and conservation of AnGR; and