• Karen Commitment to Pastoralist/Indigenous Livestock Keepers’ Rights

    Leaders of traditional livestock and pastoral communities, government representatives, civil society organizations, academics and livestock researchers met in Karen, Kenya on 27 to 30 October 2003. They issued the Karen Commitment, calling on governments to recognize the contribution of pastoralists … Continue reading

  • Livestock keepers’ rights

    Over the centuries, small-scale livestock keepers and pastoralists developed many of the world’s livestock breeds. These breeds are vital stores of animal biodiversity: genes that provide resistance to pests and disease, tolerance to drought and other adverse conditions, the ability … Continue reading

  • LPP at Nairobi biodiversity conference

    Pastoralists’ rights to animal genetic resources were the focus of a paper presented at the Third International Conference on Biodiversity and Organic Agriculture in Nairobi in September 2004. The paper was written jointly by Intermediate Technology Development Group veterinarian Jacob … Continue reading