Scientific Articles


2010 Gene, Rechte, Nutztierhalter. Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung Rundbrief 1/2010: 2010 – Entscheidungsjahr für die Biologische Vielfalt
2010 Biocultural Community Protocols – starting point for endogenous livestock development?  Endogenous Development Magazine 26:12-14.
2010 Animating Diversity: Supporting endogenous development of livestock keepers. Development 53(3): 425-428 (with Evelyn Mathias)
2010 Livestock Keepers’ Rights: The State of Discussion. Co-authored with Evelyn Mathias Hanwant Singh, P. Vivekanandan and Jacob Wanyama. Animal Genetic Resources: 47, 1–5.
2010 Women Livestock Keepers of South India prefer local to global breeds. LEISA India 12(1): 8-10 (with Karthikeya Sivasenapathy)
2010 Livestock Keepers Rights and Biocultural Protocols : Tools for Protecting Biodiversity and the Livelihoods of the Poor. LEISA India 12(1):35-36 (with P. Vivekanandan and HS Rathore)
2010 Livestock Keepers‘Rights: a Rights based approach towards invoking justice for pastoralists and biodiversity conserving livestock keepers. Policy Matters (with Evelyn Mathias)
2010 Hirtenvölker: Bewahrer der Vielfalt. Ökologie und Landbau156 (4):16-18


2009 The camel in Rajasthan. Agricultural Biodiversity under threat. Pp. 238-255 in (Eds. V. Joshi and Surjit Singh) Culture, Polity, and Economy.  Rawat Publications, Jaipur. (lead-author, with H.S. Rathore)


2008 Livestock Keepers’ Rights: Linking the Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources with Sustainable Rural Livelihoods. Paper submitted at request of Chinese Focal Point on Animal Genetic Resources, for translation into Chinese and inclusion in a Chinese resource book on animal genetic resources.
2008 Local breeds, livelihoods, and livestock keepers’ rights in South Asia. Tropical Animal Health and Production, published on line 22 November, 2008 (lead-author, with E. Mathias and J. Wanyama)
2008 A Typology of the Camel Keepers in the Jaisalmer district Rajasthan, India. Journal of Camel Practice and Research. (withC. Bénard, B. Faye, C.H. Moulin).


2007 Endogenous versus globalized: Alternative approaches to livestock development. Discussion Paper. League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development


2005 Building an international legal framework on animal genetic resources. Can it help the drylands and food-insecure countries? German NGO Forum on Environment and Development, Bonn.
2005 Participatory Approaches to Using the Camel in Combating Desertification. Pp. 35-42 in (B. Faye and P. Esenow, Eds) Desertification Combat and Food Safety. IOS Press, Amsterdam.
2005 Indigenous Breeds, Local Communities. Documenting Animal Breeds and Breeding from a Community Perspective. LPPS, Indien (66 pp.)
2005 Indigenous versus official knowledge, concepts, and institutions: Raika pastoralists and the outside world. Nomadic Peoples 8:2


2004 Il est vital de proteger les eleveurs de betail traditionnels. La Revue Durable 12, Sept.-Oct.: 28-31.


2003 Traditional practices on animal genetic resource management. Pp. 139-146 in Conservation and Sustainable Use of Agricultural Biodiversity, CIP and IIRI, Manila.
2003 Community-based management of animal genetic resources, with special reference to pastoralists. Pp.13-26  in Community-based management of animal genetic resources Proceedings of the workshop held in Mbabane, Swaziland, 7-11 May, 2001. FAO, Rome.
2003 Hirtenvölker verlangen Anerkennung als Bewahrer biologischer Vielfalt. Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung Rundbrief 4:14-15.
2003 Indigenous Knowledge about Animal breeding and breeds. March, 2003. GTZ. (in English, German, French and Spanish)
2003 Domestic animal diversity, local knowledge and stockraiser rights. In: A. Bicker, P. Sillitoe and J. Pottier, eds., Development and Local Knowledge. Routledge Harwood Anthropology, London. Pp. 164-173 (with C. McCorkle)


2002 Über das Leben mit Kamelen. Forschung 3-4 :36-40.
2002 Indigenous Institutions of managing livestock genetic diversity in Rajasthan (India) with H.S. Rathore. Pp. 57-68 in Local Livestock Breeds for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, Towards community-based approaches for animal genetic resource conservation. Proceedings of a Conference/Workshop held on 1-4 November, 2000 in Udaipur and Sadri, Rajasthan, India. . Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan, Sadri and League for Pastoral Peoples, Ober-Ramstadt, Germany.
2002 Pastoralists, the Livestock Revolution, and Organic Animal Husbandry. Ecology and Farming 27, May:10-11.
2002 Brooding about breeding: Social implications for the process of animal domestication.pp.177-182 in, The Dawn of Farming in the Near East (Eds. Cappers,R.T.J.& S. Bottema), Studies in early Near Eastern Production, Subsistence, and Environment 6. Ex Oriente, Berlin. (with G. Rollefson)


2001 Wadi Shu’eib, a large Neolithic site in Central Jordan: Final report of test investigations. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR): 321:1-39 (with A. Simmons, G. Rollefson. Z. Kafafi, R. Mandel, M. Al-Nahar, J. Cooper and K. Roler Durand.
2001 Intellectual property rights regime necessary for traditional livestock raisers. Indigenous  Knowledge and Development Monitor 9(1):12-15
2001 Similarities and Differences between Plant and Animal Genetic Resource Management and Conclusions for Technical Co-operation. GTZ Project Agrobiodiversity in Rural Areas, Eschborn (with C. Almekinders)


2000 Camel and human society. in (Gahlot, T.K. and Singh, J., eds.) Selected topics on camelids
2000 Building on pastoralists’ cosmovision. Compas 3:20-21 (with Hanwant Singh Rathore)
2000 About the cosmovision of pastoralists.  Dossier CME 2/2000. Milk south-north, p. 57-59. Lucerne
2000 Management of Animal Genetic Diversity at Community Level.  GTZ Project Agrobiodiversity in Rural Areas. Eschborn


1999 From royal camel tenders to dairymen: occupational changes within the Raikas. Pp. 305-315 in “Desert, Drought and Development. Studies in Resource Management and Sustainability (eds. R. Hooja and R. Joshi). Rawat Publications, Jaipur and New-Delhi.
1999 Traditional animal health services: a case study from the Godwar area in Rajasthan (with H.S. Rathore and S.S. Rathore) Pp.162-170 in Ethnoveterinary Medicine. Alternatives for livestock development. Proceedings of an international conference held in Pune, India, 4-6 November, 1997. BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune, India.

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