Setting Priorities in Farm Animal Conservation Choices-Expert Opinion and Revealed Policy Preferences

Posted: 29 Feb 2008

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Aziz Fadlaoui

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

Jutta Roosen

Technische Universität München (TUM) - TUM School of Management

E.V. Baret

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 2006

Abstract

We consider the choice of farm animal breeds for conservation programmes. An expert survey among breed societies and scientists and the analysis of past decisions in EU member countries to enter breeds into conservation programmes show differences in the valuation of breed characteristics. Whereas both sets of actors value diversity aspects as well as cultural and economic aspects of breed conservation, policy makers, in comparison with experts, seem to be less concerned about true extinction risk. The results suggest broadening the discussion about the conservation of animal genetic resources to aspects preserving societal and cultural resources.

Keywords: animal genetic resources, conservation, expert survey, farm animal breeds, European Union, rural development programmes

Suggested Citation

Fadlaoui, Aziz and Roosen, Jutta and Baret, E.V., Setting Priorities in Farm Animal Conservation Choices-Expert Opinion and Revealed Policy Preferences (June 2006). European Review of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 173-192, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=914822 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/erae/jbl004

Aziz Fadlaoui

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

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Morocco

Jutta Roosen (Contact Author)

Technische Universität München (TUM) - TUM School of Management ( email )

Freising
Germany

E.V. Baret

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