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ILRI Genebank Sends Plant Samples to the Global Seed Vault at Svalbard (Length: 3:50) ILRI sent its animal feed plant samples to the global seed vault at Svalbard, in the Arctic Circle, which opened in 2008 to help conserve global genetic resources. The ILRI samples will help poor farmers feed their animals in the face of rapid changes to their systems.

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Putting ILRI's Genebank to Work (Length: 13:41) Seeds and plant samples from ILRI's Genebank possess genetic diversity that is being used to help livestock farmers worldwide feed their animals in the face of problems such as drought, flooding and increasingly unpredictable climates.

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Saving Animal Feed Plants to Preserve Livelihoods (Length: 10:51) The ILRI Genebank, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is part of an international network of low-temperature storage facilities working to conserve the worldʼs animal feed plants native to developing countries; conservation of these plants is recognized as a global public good.

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Livestock Under Threat: Managing the Future of Native West African Ruminant Livestock (Length: 14:53) There is more livestock diversity in Africa than on any other continent. Some indigenous breeds of cattle, goats and sheep are disease resistant, and others can withstand feed and water shortages. But most are less productive than some imported breeds and so do not meet farmers needs.

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Conserving Livestock Genetic Resources for People (summary) (Length: 3:08) People and domesticated animals have relied on each other for thousands of years. But modern life is wiping out ancient breeds. New approaches are needed to ensure the survival of these vital animal genetic resources. (Summary)

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Three Endangered African Livestock Breeds (Length: 1:32) These clips feature the Red Maasai sheep, the Sheko cow and the Ankole cow, which are all hardy livestock breeds indigenous to Africa that are endangered yet could be useful globally as climate change makes environments more extreme.

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