• Camel kisses BBC comedian

    Sanjeev Bhaskar, host of the BBC television programme The Kumars at No. 42, featured Rajasthan on his BBC2 travel documentary series “India with Sanjeev Bhaskar”. During his visit to the state, Mr Bhaskar met the Maharajah of Jodhpur, along with … Continue reading

  • Simply explained

    Intellectual property rights and animal genetic resources League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development, 2007 Confused about patents and how they relate to the livestock breeds? What’s the difference between a patent and a trademark? A geographical indication and … Continue reading

  • Raika campaign covered by The Hindu newspaper

    A major Indian daily has reported on the Raika delegation’s lobbying visit to Europe in favour of livestock keepers’ rights. “A delegation of ‘Raikas’ (camel breeders) from Rajasthan who visited Europe recently to meet fellow pastoralists and share traditional wisdom … Continue reading

  • Interlaken conference reports

    The official report from the International Technical Conference on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, held in Interlaken, Switzerland, on 3-7 September 2007, is available from FAO. This document includes the Interlaken Declaration on Animal Genetic Resources as well … Continue reading

  • Livestock industry study revised

    A revised and updated version is now available of Susanne Gura’s groundbreaking study on “Livestock genetics companies: Concentration and proprietary strategies of an emerging power in the global food economy”. This study describes how a few large multinational companies dominate … Continue reading

  • Rolex features LPP’s work on conserving breeds

    Rolex Awards for Enterprise has again featured the work of LPP founder Dr Ilse Köhler-Rollefson. The Rolex Awards website describes how Ilse is campaigning to conserve livestock breeds, and the rights of livestock keepers to control their animal genetic resources. … Continue reading

  • People and Livestock newsletter focuses on innovations

    The September 2007 issue of the People and Livestock newsletter focuses on participatory innovation development – an approach where scientists and development workers work together with farmers and livestock keepers to build on their indigenous knowledge, identify local innovations, and … Continue reading

  • Rajasthani herders to campaign for their rights at international summits

    A group of Raika herders from Rajasthan, India, will be leaving on 26th August for Europe to speak up about their rights at a series of international gatherings dealing with issues crucial to the continuation of their traditional livelihoods. The … Continue reading

  • What can we do to stop the fast erosion of domestic animal diversity?

    Six experts from different parts of the world answer this question in interviews with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. “Veterinary services have been privatized – drugs are too expensive”, says Thomas Loquang (left), a Ugandan livestock … Continue reading

  • Industry concentration study now in Spanish

    Susanne Gura’s groundbreaking 2007 study on “Livestock genetics companies: Concentration and proprietary strategies of an emerging power in the global food economy” is now available in Spanish. Click here to download: English 267 kb, 30 pages Español 282 kb, 31 … Continue reading