Eastern Africa Regional Gene Bank hosted at NAGRC&DB

Launching of the gene bank.
Equiped and refurbished embryo transfer facility and gene bank.

Roles of a regional gene bank

  • Provide cryopreservation facilities for countries lacking national gene banks;
  • Provide back-up storage for national gene banks (i.e. a second location for security purposes); and
  • ┬áStore material from trans-boundary breeds.
  • Provide a uniform methodology for Characterisation, identification and evaluation of breeds to be preserved.
  • Collection, freezing, shipping and storage of germplasm;
  • Long term care, documentation and security of the samples.