The African Animal Genetic Resources Information System (AAGRIS) is a “one-stop-shop” where a wide range of end-users can obtain relevant information, inform policy makers, raise awareness and promote best practices in the management of AnGR.

It is envisaged that AAGRIS will improve the accessibility and availability of information, data, tools and protocols and more importantly to capture policy makers’ attention through availing primary indicators that will be crucial in decision-making and subsequent resource allocation.

AAGRIS has FIVE main categories

Species and Breeds

This module describes the species and breeds of animals that comprises the African animal genetic resource. The descriptions encompases phenotypic and molecular characterization and includes breed history, scientific and local names, photos, spatial distribution maps, genetic features, performance (production and reproduction), socio-economic value and indigenous knowledge of the African animals.


Inventory, Monitoring and Surveillance

The inventory, monitoring and surveillance module continuously collect data on the various aspects of population trends and status of breeds. CIM mainly focuses on population size, herd structure/demography, threats and their relative rankings as well as opportunities presented from the collection of this information.


Conservation and Breed Improvement Programmes

Genetic conservation is an ongoing process comprised of in-vivo and ex-situ initiatives. This module lists the different initiatives, past and on-going, that conserves the African animal genetics. We include information of virtual gene banks across Africa as well as a repository of case studies and success stories that capture lessons learnt and best practices used in conservation. National action plans are also collated in this module.


Capacity Development

The capacity development module focuses on building of technical capacity of users involved in genetic conservation. It comprises of publications, protocols, e-learning tools and resouces that are used in characterization, keeping of inventory and monitoring of the genetic resources of African animals.


AnGR Institutions

The AnGR Institution module maintains an experts database that contains available contact information on the sub regional AnGR experts, breeder's associations, training institutions, national, regional and international AnGR associated organizations. It also has an interactive map that show the distribution of these institutions and AnGR Experts.


Key Features

AAGRIS encompasses data collection and web portal systems and is used mainly for the dissemination of analyzed data as well as providing linkages to the existing AnGR information systems.


A comprehensive collection of AnGR information, tools, materials and resources


A lightweight system that is easily accessible from different devices

Upto date

Upto date with information and resouces on AnGR

Readily available

Can be accessed from anywhere, using any device at any time

Easy to use

Its simple and straightforward


Incorporates modern design features

Funding and implementation

AAGRIS is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by AU-IBAR within the African Union (AU) framework.

AAGRIS's Stats

AAGRIS continuously updates the five (5) modules of the system as soon as additional data becomes available. To date the AAGRIS system has;



Breeding Programs


AnGR Institutions


AnGR Experts