• Exploring Orissa’s animal cultures

    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 … Continue reading

  • 10 days in a German village

    In May 2008, Indian veterinarian and LIFE member Dr Balaram Sahu spent 10 days in Germany on an LPP-sponsored exposure tour. He stayed in Wembach, a small village in the Odenwald in southwestern Germany, where LPP has its headquarters. Now … Continue reading

  • New in Animal Genetic Resources

    The newest issue of the journal Animal Genetic Resources contains two articles by LPP members: Marketing products from local livestock breeds An analysis of eight cases Evelyn Mathias, Paul Mundy and Ilse Köhler-Rollefson This 12-page article summarizes the book Adding … Continue reading

  • 2010 retrospective for livestock keepers

    “It has been an amazing year for livestock keepers”, says LPP’s Ilse Koehler-Rollefson. “They have fought for their rights, all with the aim of bringing one big message across: our knowledge, our commitment, are important for rural livelihoods, for the … Continue reading

  • The cow is no climate-killer

    Die Kuh ist kein Klima-Killer Wie die Agrarindustrie die Erde verwüstet und was wir dagegen tun können Anita Idel, 2010. Metropolis Verlag für Ökonomie, Marburg. In German. Cows belch methane – a greenhouse gas 25 times more powerful than carbon … Continue reading

  • Saving the camels of Rajasthan

    LPP’s partner in India, Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan, has launched the Camel Conservation and Livelihoods Project. This aims to show that the conservation of animal genentic resources can go hand-in-hand with rural income generation and create jobs not only for the … Continue reading

  • Common Voices covers biocultural community protocols

    Issue 2 of Common Voices, a magazine published by the Foundation for Ecological Security, focuses on pastoralism. It contains an article by LPP’s Ilse Koehler-Rollefson: “Biocultural Community Protocols: A Tool for Pastoralists to Secure Customary Rights to the Commons?”. Click … Continue reading

  • Livestock Keepers’ Rights

    A rights-based approach to invoking justice for pastoralists and biodiversity conserving livestock keepers Ilse Köhler-Rollefson and Evelyn Mathias Policy Matters 17, pp 113-115. 2010 Adapted livestock breeds enable their keepers to take advantage of common property resources. They are an … Continue reading

  • Agrobiodiversity in drylands

    Evelyn Mathias Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), 2010 “When it rains and drylands bloom, one realises the remarkable diversity of living organisms they harbour. Long overlooked, this diversity is crucial to the food security of a large share of … Continue reading

  • Recognising ethnoveterinary medicine and community rights

    An investment in our future Evelyn Mathias Presentation at the conference on “Ethnoveterinary medicine: Tradition, science, cultural richness”. Bologna, 29 October 2010. Società Italiana di Veterinaria e Zootecnia Tropicale per la cooperazione internazionale Veterinari Senza Frontiere Italia Download presentation 1413 … Continue reading