The AU-IBAR Monographic Series is a publication written by experts and published in successive volumes. It focuses on a specific field or area and is based on research and/or review of literature. Each volume stands alone as a separate book and is self-contained. The Series is practical in nature and the topics addressed include, but are not limited to, lessons learnt best practices and experiences in animal resources in Africa. The lessons learnt and best practices are mainly drawn from activities implemented directly and indirectly by AU-IBAR.
The purpose of the monographs is to provide detailed explanation on a particular area based on practical experiences and to expand the frontiers of knowledge and skills. The books in this series provide information and knowledge that inform future interventions and studies, decision making and raise awareness of pertinent issues related to animal resources development. The books also provide a platform for technical experts and practitioners from Member States and partner institutions to share experiences and knowledge. Further, they enlighten development in a given field, promote common standards, best practices, lessons learnt and provide inputs for policy development and decision making. The target audiences of the monograph will primarily be the livestock, fisheries and wildlife practitioners, scientists, researchers, technical and development partners and policy makers, the Permanent Representatives' Committee (PRC) and ambassadors.