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UK country report on farm animal genetic resources 2002

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The UK’s official contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s “First Report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources”.

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This UK Country Report on Animal Genetic Resources is the United Kingdom’s official contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s “First Report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources”.

It has been produced by a 24 member National Consultative Committee on Farm Animal Genetic Resources representing all main farmed species interests, a number of non-governmental organisations engaged in breed management and conservation and the leading institutes and University Departments involved in animal breeding and genetics.

It fulfils one of the Government’s obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in relation to conserving biological diversity in food and agriculture.

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