TLF ID M017167
This is a video about the valuable genetic diversity of Asia's indigenous domesticated animals; the contribution the animals' genes make to local people's food security; and the results of the use of genetic technologies. The video identifies ever-present links between farmers, their animals and the environment by describing numerous crossbreeding projects in the 1990s. These involved Mong Cai Vietnamese pigs, eastern Javanese chickens, Bhutanese mountain horses and other indigenous animals. The 17-minute video concludes with a discussion of the value of regional initiatives to save indigenous animals, preserve their genetic diversity and manage crossbreeding programs.