This work presents the different barriers in genetic selection for global development of goat production in poor rural
communities and the success in establishing a simplified optimized genetic protocol for selecting proper polymorphic
types. The major barriers in establishing genetic selection programs for global developments of goat production include the
present decline in funding research by world organizations for rural development of goat production, the ?Land Grab? approach
of cash-acquired countries aiming at monoculture-agriculture, the migration of rural farmers to cities, and the diminishing water
resources due to global warming.
The application of a simplified genetic protocol for selecting proper polymorphic types of goats is expected to improve their
production and health, helping indirectly to improve the livelihood of poor rural farmers. The optimization of our simple genetic
protocol resulted in identification of the high potential polymorphic goat types based on markers in genes that affect production,
immunity, and resistance to transmissible Spongioform Encephalopathy.
Taha A. Kumosani has completed his Ph.D. in 1990 from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio USA. He is a full time Professor in Biochemistry Department,
King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia since 1995. He was a Deputy Director of King Fahd Medical Research Center, King Abdulaziz University,
Saudi Arabia 2009-2011. He is the Head of experimental biochemistry Unit, King Fahd Medical Research Center, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi
Arabia. He has published more than 70 papers in reputed journal`s and serving as an editorial board member of repute.
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