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Managing rare local breeds: approach of the diversity of set ups.

Anne Lauvie
Abstract : The concern for genetic conservation of rare breeds in France first appeared in the 1970's. Later, the stakes surrounding those breeds became more and more diverse, and the stakeholders committed became more and more diverse as well. The set-ups for the management of those breeds took different shapes. The aim of this work is to contribute to characterize those set-ups, taking into account their diversity and their dynamics. The process of this work combine a transverse study of twenty set-ups, thanks to the stories of the cases, and three case studies, the Blanc de l'Ouest pig, the Landais sheep, the Flemish Red Cow, with a particular attention turned to controversies. This work suggests looking at the set-ups according to three focuses: conservation, development of the value, orientation of the breeds. Key elements were picked out for each focus. The study of controversies allowed to identify elements in order to understand the way technical choices and organisational choices are made. The dynamics of interactions between conservation and development of the value, and the question of the breed definition are especially underlined.
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Anne Lauvie. Managing rare local breeds: approach of the diversity of set ups.. Life Sciences [q-bio]. AgroParisTech, 2007. English. ⟨NNT : 2007AGPT0017⟩. ⟨pastel-00003464⟩

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