932342 Contribution of animal breeding to global food security

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Sölkner, Johann , Zollitsch, Werner , Wurzinger, Maria , Meszaros, Gabor
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


-Contribution of products of animal origin to global food security
-Livestock systems and resource efficiency
-Concepts of animal breeding
-Genetic diversity (inbreeding, crossbreeding)
-Development of breeding programs
-The role of breeding companies
-Utility of genomic information for breeding in developing countries

Previous knowledge expected

-Basics of animal science

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

-Increased understanding of animal breeding in the context of production systems
-Ability to apply theoretical genetics and breeding concepts for implementation of practical breeding programs
-Differentiating breeding activities at local and global scales
-Ability to synthesize newly acquired information and present in written and oral forms
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.