Please submit sites and papers that cover key issues on domestic animal diversity (DAD)/ livestock diversity / rare breeds - especially those that include the conservation and sustainable use activities of farmers and pastoralists
Domestic Animal Diversity is an important component of agricultural biodiversity. The conservation and sustainable use of local breeds by farmers, pastoralists, breed societies and enthusiasts is important to the survival of both humans and animals. Since domesticated animals provide much of our food supply, it is critical that farmers, pastoralists and animal breeders have genetic reserves to draw upon as agriculture continues to evolve. Livestock depend on forage and feed diversity and contribute, through nutrient recycling, to maintaining soil biodiversity.