The Livestock Genetics flagship’s objectives are:
- Identify and promote the most appropriate existing livestock breeds for systems and value chains (including promotion of breed substitution as relevant).
- Develop improved breeds, capitalizing on recent advances in genomic and reproductive technologies (within-breed improvement, cross-breeding).
- Develop effective delivery systems (public–private partnerships, community breeding schemes).
- Seek improvements in relevant policies and institutional arrangements.
- Combines genetics with appropriate health and feeds to improve livestock productivity.
- Aims to ensure all stakeholders in livestock production systems, keepers and consumers can benefit from better livestock genetics.
- Identifies and promotes the most appropriate livestock breeds for specific value chains and systems.
- Develops improved breeds, capitalizing on new opportunities created by advances in genomic and reproductive technologies (within-breed improvement, cross-breeding).
- Creates effective delivery systems for improved livestock genetics (such as public–private partnerships and community breeding schemes).
- Improves policies and institutional arrangements to maximize the long-term effectiveness of genetic interventions.