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2000 - 138 p.
p. 129-136  

A steering frame for the genetic improvement of sheep and goats in Tunisia

Rekik M., Ben Hammouda M.

The genetic heritage of sheep and goats in Tunisia is rich and diverse with a population of around 4 million breeding ewes and 800 thousand breeding goats. More than 80 per cent of the sheep and goat stock are raised in generally mixed (sheep and goats), small-sized flocks under very extensive conditions. Moreover, social-economic mutations have raised new production systems, new consumption trends hence, new objectives of selection. In a situation already marked by the diversity of the production conditions with a further rapid mutation, the definition of breeding objectives is a difficult, not straightforward task. Based on the technical results of breeds characterisation, the present paper develops a number of ideas in relation to the future prospects of sheep and goats genetic improvement bearing in mind the above listed constraints and in the expectation of the social-economic evolutions ahead of this production area.



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Rekik M., Ben Hammouda M. A steering frame for the genetic improvement of sheep and goats in Tunisia. In : Gabiña D. (ed.). Analysis and definition of the objectives in genetic improvement programmes in sheep and goats. An economic approach to increase their profitability . Zaragoza : CIHEAM, 2000. p. 129-136. (Options Méditerranéennes : Série A. Séminaires Méditerranéens; n. 43). Meeting of the Sub-Network on Genetic Resources of the FAO-CIHEAM Inter-Regional Cooperative Research and Development Network on Sheep and Goats, 1999/11/18-20, Zaragoza (Spain). http://om.ciheam.org/om/pdf/a43/00600478.pdf