Actas de congresos
Breeding program as a tool for education and training of young.
LOBO, R. N. B.
Abstract: The major part of technicians with knowledge in the productions systems for goats and sheep are concentrated in Northeastern and South regions of Brazil. However, in recent years, the goats and sheep industries expanded to other areas of Brazil that suffer with the absence of professionals trained with these animals. GENECOC is a breeding program coordinated by Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Embrapa Goats and Sheep, and has among the objectives to assist in training of human resources with specific skills on the animal breeding and production systems of meats goats and sheep. The program had supported the training of 36 students, being 14 graduate students and the development of 16 master projects and 6 PhD theses and it also has abroad actions. A breeding program with its dynamic process can help the education of the young preparing them to their professional life.2014