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


Environmental Laureates’ Call for Action towards a Sustainable Food System


II. World Organic Forum, 7-9 March 2018 – Kirchberg/Jagst Germany

From 7th until 9th March 2018 the second World Organic Forum organized by the Foundation “Haus der Bauern” and its partners will take place in Kirchberg/Jagst, Germany.

International Experts will discuss the need of change of the agricultural paradigm. On Friday 9th March the Projects Coordinator of the League for Pastoral Peoples, Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, will give a presentation with the title: „Animal Keepers and their Rights in International Framework Agreements: Roads for their Implementation”.

Read more about the congress: www.hdb-stiftung.com (PDF)

Biocultural Community Protocol of Rajasthan’s Camel Breeders released

How much longer will such scenes be part of Rajasthan’s landscape?

Rajasthan’s camel breeding communities – representing various castes, incuding Raika, Rajput, Muslim, Bishnoi, Jat, and others – presented their Biocultural Community Protocol to H.H. Maharaja of Jodhpur and to two of Rajasthan’s ministers during the Marwar Camel Culture Festival on 5th November, 2017. In addition, they released a suggested draft Rajasthan draft state policy on camel conservation 21 October 2017 that cuts across all relevant government departments, including animal husbandry, forests, rural development and tourism. Unless some strong action is taken, the camel in Rajasthan is doomed, despite global demand for camel milk rising steeply and providing significat income opportunities for poor people in rural areas, as seen with the Kumbhalgarh Camel Dairy, India’s first micro-camel dairy located on the campus of LPP’s partner organization Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan.

BCP-Writeshop to develop BCP Guidelines

From 4th-8th September international experts and practioners met in Sadri (Rajasthan/India) at LPPS campus to develop guidelines for BCPs by pastoralist communities. The writeshop was facilitated by Dr. Paul Mundy and attended by participants from India, Africa and Europe.