Biocultural protocols event in Rome

LPP and the LIFE Network held a side-event during the meeting of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture on 19 October 2009, entitled Biocultural/Community Protocols and a Code of Conduct on Livestock Keepers’ Rights. The session focused on new tools for strengthening the role of small-scale livestock keepers in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources.

This side-event shared insights and results of the LIFE Network’s most recent activities with livestock keeping communities in Africa and South Asia. It included presentations by

Ilse Koehler-Rollefson, League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development. Tools for strengthening the role of small-scale livestock keepers in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources
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Raziq Kakar, SAVES (Pakistan): Results of a participatory livestock breed survey in Baluchistan.
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Elizabeth Katushabe, PENHA (Uganda): Herders’ workshops for community documentation of livestock breeds.
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Kabir Bavikatte, Natural Justice (South Africa): Biocultural or community protocols of livestock keeping communities: Experiences and implications.

Evelyn Mathias, League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development. Developing a code of conduct on Livestock Keepers’ Rights
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P. Vivekanandan, SEVA (India): Processes to strengthen livestock keepers and their rights in India.
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More information: Side-event invitation

Contact: Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, ilse@pastoralpeoples.org

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