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Something radical…but right!

I’ve just gotten off the phone with Guenther Czerkus, a good friend who is not only a board member of LPP, but also a leader of the German professional shepherds’ association. He told me about a promotional film the shepherd’s … Continue reading

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How can you make the camel state animal without asking your livestock keepers how to protect it?

Ever since the government of Rajasthan has decided to make the camel state animal, the phones have been ringing non-stop. Its mostly journalists that want to get some insight information or opinion on this issue, or even enquire “what is … Continue reading

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World Camel Day in Pakistan: Interesting Insights into Camel Conservation

A few days ago I had the enormous pleasure to be hosted by Prof. Muhamed Younas, Chair of the Department of Livestock Management of the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad (Pakistan) for the celebration of World Camel Day on 22nd … Continue reading

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Pigs for Keepers: Visiting Women Pig Farmers in Papua New-Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is famous for its multitude of pig cultures. When an invitation by Dr. Workneh Ayalev of its National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) in Lae arrived  to catch a glimpse of them, this was a rare and … Continue reading

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Livestock keepers now have a voice in the “GAA”

It is great news that the GAA (Global Agenda of Action towards sustainable livestock sector development)  is serious about establishing a Civil Society Mechanism that allows the organised and regionally balanced participation of social movements and of marginalized livestock keepers … Continue reading

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Camels make people happy….

While unfortunately not many people seem to care about the rapid vanishing of the camel from Rajasthan’s drylands, the women below certainly do: Their livelihoods depend on it.  These women from a village in Jaisalmer district are members of a … Continue reading

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Rescuing a drought resistant sheep breed

Locally adapted livestock breeds are a key resource for adapting to climate change. This is brought home by a recently initiated action research project of Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan (LPPS) that documents and seeks to save an as yet unregistered sheep … Continue reading

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Desert delicacies

Deserts are usually cast as bad or inhospitable, something to combat, as the United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification (UNCCD) tries to do. People living in deserts are thought to be poor and in need of help from outside. But … Continue reading

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Are livestock keepers part of the private sector?

This is a question that we will have to give some thought if we want to arrive at fair and equitable livestock development. Most people that are involved in international policy processes seem to think small-scale livestock keepers are “private … Continue reading

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Towards green and equitable livestock development in India

LPP and its partners will organise a Seminar entitled “Towards green and equitable livestock development” in Hyderabad on 13th April. The programme will also include presentations of the exciting results of the Ark-project which indicate that one of the main … Continue reading

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