‘Livestock for a Small Planet’ now on-line!

In order to ensure that the livestock of the future remains within planetary boundaries, we need to radically rethink it—-and align with it as nature intended: using it as a an ally in transforming the inedible into the edible, rather than growing feed for it.

Livestock for a Small Planet identifies the fundamental principles for a healthy and ethical human-livestock relationship: keep animals moving and treat them as allies and not as slaves!

Please download it here and let us know what you think!

‘Livestock for a Small Planet’ launch on October 5th

6 a.m. Pacific / 3 p.m. Central Europe / 4 p.m. East Africa / 6.30 p.m. India

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new book ‘Livestock for a Small Planet’ on 5th October in a session with renown livestock experts from different backgrounds and schools of thought. This little book disentangles the various allegations against livestock to conclude that it is not a black and white issue but depends very much on how farm animals are managed. Ilse Köhler-Rollefson challenges the prevailing ‘efficiency paradigm’ and suggests a radically new approach to align livestock keeping with planetary boundaries. It may not come as a much of a surprise that she thinks the west could learn much from the pastoralists of the world about how to manage animals in tune with nature.

Please join us for what promises to be a lively discussion about the future of livestock keeping!

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The book itself will be uploaded here shortly before the launch.

Mapping for Pastoralists, Online Seminar on 25 May, 14:00 CEST

At this event we will present our World Map of Pastoralists project.

We want to show the extent of nature-positive livestock production throughout the world. Pastoralism is a big part of this.

Pastoralists make irreplaceable contributions to food security, the environment and climate protection worldwide. We are developing a map to show how many and varied their groups are and where they can be found. We want to visualize the importance of pastoralists for the whole Earth.

The map is not complete. It is an ongoing project that should be constantly added to and corrected. In this webinar we will also explain how you can take part and how to contribute information on pastoral communities.

Please register here