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dc.contributor.authorRege, J.E.O.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-31T06:08:21Z
dc.date.available2014-10-31T06:08:21Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.isbnISBN 92-9146-011-7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/49756
dc.description.abstractTechniques of modern biology such as molecular cloning of genes, gene transfer, genetic manipulation of animal and plant embryo transfer, genetic manipulation of rumen microbes, chemical and biological treatment of low quality animal feeds for improved nutritive value, genetically engineered immunodiagnostic and immunoprophylactic agents as well as veterinary vaccines, inter alia, are a reality today and are finding their ways into research and development programmes of developing countries. Biotechnology is offering unprecedented opportunities for increasing agricultural productivity and for protecting the environment through reduced use of agro-chemicals. The major thrust in biotechnology research is currently directed at solving immediate problems of industrialised countries, with major investments coming from transnational companies. However, many of the new discoveries and products will find their biggest markets in developing countries where the potential for improvement in agricultural productivity and health is greatest. The importance of biotechnology and its relevance is only slowly being accepted by policy makers in developing countries. In the presence of economic crisis, strong fiscal constraints, rapid social change and constant political instabilities, the difficulties associated with major policy changes in developing countries are enormous. This paper reviews available biotechnologies with potential application in livestock improvement and identifies those which have been or may be applied in developing countries in general, and Africa in particular. The review covers biotechnology applications in the areas of animal genetics and breeding, including conservation of animal genetic resources, animal health, physiology of lactation and growth, and animal nutrition.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherILRI
dc.subjectAFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA
dc.subjectDEVELOPING COUNTRIES
dc.subjectANIMAL PRODUCTION
dc.subjectLIVESTOCK
dc.subjectBIOTECHNOLOGY
dc.subjectREPRODUCTION
dc.subjectANIMAL BREEDING
dc.subjectGENETICS
dc.subjectARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION
dc.subjectEMBRYO TRANSFER
dc.subjectOVULATION
dc.subjectANIMAL HEALTH
dc.subjectGENETIC MARKERS
dc.titleBiotechnology options for improving livestock production in developing countries, with special reference to sub-Saharan Africa
dc.typeConference Paper
cg.subject.ilriANIMAL PRODUCTION
cg.subject.ilriLIVESTOCK
cg.subject.ilriBIOTECHNOLOGY
cg.subject.ilriANIMAL BREEDING
cg.subject.ilriGENETICS
cg.subject.ilriANIMAL HEALTH
cg.identifier.statusOpen Access
cg.identifier.googleurlhttp://books.google.com/books?id=cmEvoVErQn4C
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA


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