Community Protocols-Guidelines – finalized and online available

Community protocols for pastoralists and livestock keepers

Claiming rights under the Convention on Biological Diversity

A community protocol is a document, produced by a local community, about the biological diversity it creates and conserves. Community protocols are an important way for local people to claim their rights under national and international law, especially through the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Community Protocolls

This manual shows how pastoralists and other livestock-keeping communities can draw up a community protocol about their animal breed or production system. It describes why they should consider producing a community protocol, walks through the steps of doing so, and advices how to use the finished document. It explains in easy language the complex concepts of access and benefit sharing and how the community protocol can be used within the legal system.

This manual is aimed at community leaders and organizations, nongovernment organizations and all those concerned with managing and conserving animal breeds and production systems.

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‘Cross of the Order of Merit’ on Dr. Köhler-Rollefson

The German Ambassador to India, Dr. Martin Ney, conferred the prestigious German ‘Cross of the Order of Merit’, on Dr. Ilse Köhler-Rollefson at the German Embassy on 16th May.

Before the ceremony a Science Talk on ‘Pastoralism: A Blueprint for Ecological Animal Husbandry’ by Dr. Köhler-Rollefson took place. Dr. Köhler-Rollefson explained that from both an ecological and economic perspective pastoralism has many advantages over intensive animal husbandry causing water soil and air pollution, which has led to dangerous levels of antibiotic resistance and is burdened with animal welfare issues.

Read more:

https://india.diplo.de/

Camel milk dairy – ready to start!

The microdiary project the Kumbhalgarh Camel Dairy, was set up in 2015. It is using milk from areas where the camels graze on plants traditionally recognized as having medicinal properties. The milk is collected daily from registered and monitored herds; as soon as it arrives in the dairy it is pasteurized then frozen for transportation to customers in Delhi and metros.

With great support of LPP members and friends the building of the camel diary was built at the LPPS Camel Conservation Centre near Ranakpur, Rajasthan. The machines for pasteurization and cooling where bought and installed. And now India’s first microdiary started to sell camel milk.

Camel milk dairy – ready to start!

The microdiary project the Kumbhalgarh Camel Dairy, was set up in 2015. It is using milk from areas where the camels graze on plants traditionally recognized as having medicinal properties. The milk is collected daily from registered and monitored herds; as soon as it arrives in the dairy it is pasteurized then frozen for transportation to customers in Delhi and metros.

With great support of LPP members and friends the building of the camel diary was built at the LPPS Camel Conservation Centre near Ranakpur, Rajasthan. The machines for pasteurization and cooling where bought and installed. And now India’s first microdiary started to sell camel milk.

Camel milk diary – ready to start

7th International Convention of Environmental Laureates

18 March 2018, Freiburg, Germany

Laureates, environmental and sustainability experts from all over the world will participate in 7th ICEL. This year has a special focus on Ecological FooDprint. Exciting speakers, renowned international guests and great networking opportunities are awaiting the participants.

On Friday 16th March Ilse Köhler-Rollefson will describe the development of India’ s first micro-camel dairy giving the presentation:“Minimizing foodprint through the  support for pastoralism –  Using the Kumbhalgarh Camel  Dairy as example”

Read more about the conference:

www.european-environment-foundation.eu (Programme)

www.european-environment-foundation.eu (Camel Dairy)

Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, India  Minimizing foodprint through the support for pastoralism – Using the Kumbhalgarh Camel Dairy as example

https://www.european-environment-foundation.eu/

Environmental Laureates’ Call for Action towards a Sustainable Food System

https://www.european-environment-foundation.eu/en-en/about-us/laureates-calls/laureates-call_1