Information on the extent of existing diversity, characteristics and use of indigenous farm animal genetic resources in developing countries is the basis for their present as well as future sustainable utilization. In view of lack of a systematic database on this information, ILRI has been developing the Domestic Animal Genetic Resources Information System (DAGRIS) as a web-based electronic source of information on selected indigenous farm animal genetic resources (breeds/ecotypes of cattle, sheep, goats, chicken and pigs) with options to extend it further to cover geese, turkey and ducks. Its current geographic scope is Africa and selected Asian countries with an envisaged future coverage of developing countries in Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.
is an information system designed to facilitate the
compilation, organization and dissemination of information on
the origin, distribution, diversity, present use and status of
indigenous farm animal genetic resources from past and present
research results in an efficient way. The underlying concept
is that such information provides the necessary basis for
developing breed improvement as well as conservation
working objectives of DAGRIS are:
Compile and organize information on farm animal genetic resources from all available sources;
Maintain the integrity and validity of the information, and
Disseminate the information in a readily accessible way to all key stakeholders.
Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR)
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
PO Box 5689, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel. +251-11-6172000 Fax. +251-11-6172001
DAGRIS 2007. Domestic
Animal Genetic Resources Information System (DAGRIS). (eds.
O. Mwai, Y. Mamo and T. Dessie).
International Livestock Research Institute, Addis Ababa,