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Write Shop on “Development of Revised and Harmonized Characterization, Inventory and Monitoring Animal Genetic Resources’ Tools Guidelines”

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14th -17th April, 2015, Naivasha, Kenya. The AU-IBAR genetics project 'Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of African Animal Genetic Resources' is working at assisting countries and RECs to produce inventories and characterize animal genetic resources, so as to ensure homogeneity of data and easier compilation through harmonization of standard tools. The tools include guidelines, protocols, and templates for data collection, among others.

At an experts' consultation on "Assessment of animal genetic resources characterization, inventory and monitoring tools to guide revision and harmonization processes" held on 25th-27th September 2014 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, participants agreed to create an animal genetic resources taxonomy advisory group (AnGR-TAG). The primary role of this group will be to offer technically sound advice and expertise towards the final delivery of the harmonized guidelines for tools on characterization, inventory and monitoring of animal genetic resources. The advisory group composed of 16 technical experts drawn from the five sub-regions of Africa and the project implementing partners – FAO, ILRI and CIRDES – will be in attendance at the April write shop.

The expected outcomes of the four-day write shop will be: a first draft of the AnGR tools guidelines as per the outline content framework, and a clearly outlined strategy to guide successful implementation and improved utilization within member states.


This write-shop is intended for all newly elected Animal Genetic Resources Taxonomy advisory Group (AnGR-TAG) members.

Working Documents

Write Shop Concept Note
Date 2015-03-20 Language  English Filesize 388.48 KB