Exploring Orissa’s animal cultures with Dr. Balaram’s pathe pathshala

The eastern Indian state of Orissa has a wealth of local livestock breeds, LPP’s Ilse Koehler-Rollefson has learned. She visited farmers who raise Ghunsur cattle and goats, a group of nomadic pig herders, and duck keepers near the coast. She also took part in a “roadside university”, or pathe pathshala, run by Balaram Sahu, a veterinarian from Orissa, to discuss livestock health and management with local people.

  • Title: Exploring Orissa’s animal cultures with Dr. Balaram’s pathe pathshala
  • Author: Ilse Köhler-Rollefson / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network / 2011
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