• FAO highlights role of livestock keepers in breeds

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has recognized the contribution of smallholders and pastoralists to the development, use and conservation of animal genetic resources. FAO’s Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture presented a 42-page paper … Continue reading

  • LPP in United Nations panel

    The League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development (LPP) will be a member of a panel discussion on “the crucial role of genetic resources in ensuring food security in a changing climate” at the United Nations in New York … Continue reading

  • Return of the nomad

    The BBC’s Susie Emmett discovered why ancient nomadic ways are still relevant with the Maasai in Kenya and Raika in Rajasthan. These two radio programmes were broadcast as part of the series One Planet on the BBC radio World Service … Continue reading

  • LPP founder awarded Trophée de femmes 2009

    The Yves Rocher Environmental Foundation has awarded its 2009 Trophée de femmes to LPP founder Ilse Koehler-Rollefson. “The start of her engagement was a meeting with camel herders in Rajasthan,” says the foundation’s website. “They told her about their difficult … Continue reading

  • News from Drynet

    The fourth edition of News from Drynet has three articles relating to LPP: Obliterated African animal cultures leave behind genetic treasures. LPP project coordinator Ilse Köhler-Rollefson visited South Africa in December 2008, and learned that indigenous livestock breeds have been … Continue reading

  • Watch out, they spit

    “It is remarkable to see the interconnectedness of the economy in vivid relief,” says The Economist. “Today’s story… involves the cross price elasticity of demand between oil and…well, just read for yourself.” The article quotes LPP’s Ilse Koehler-Rollefson and LPPS’s … Continue reading

  • Desert dessert: Camel milk ice cream

    LPP partner Lokhit Pashua-Palak Sansthan in Rajasthan, northwest India has launched camel ice cream. Click here for a picture essay about this delicious product. Click here for more infomation.

  • Niche marketing of local livestock breeds

    In December 2008, LPP held a writeshop in South Africa to develop a book on niche marketing of local livestock breeds. Many local breeds are being replaced by high-yielding exotic breeds, pushing the local breeds to the brink of extinction. … Continue reading

  • Community conservation of Alashan camels in Inner Mongolia

    Efforts by the Alxa Camel Conservation Association, an organization of camel herders in Inner Mongolia, in China, have halted the decline in numbers of the Alashan or Alxa, camel, a double-humped Bactrian breed. Read Ilse Koehler-Rollefson’s report of their work … Continue reading

  • Workshop on pastoralism and conservation

    Pastoralists frequently come into conflict with conservationists who accuse them of causing overgrazing and soil erosion. But that is far from the truth, according to recent research. On the contrary, pastoralists are often custodians rather than destroyers of biodiversity and … Continue reading