• Breed Saviours to be awarded in Chennai, India on 10th January

    Some twenty livestock keepers will be honoured for stewarding the country’s indigenous livestock breeds. They will receive a certificate and a cash award during a ceremony to be held at India’ s National Biodiversity Authority in Chennai on 10th January. … Continue reading

  • A Global Agenda for a Sustainable Livestock Sector

    LPP’s Ilse Köhler-Rollefson participated in a high-level meeting held in Thailand from 1-4th December, 2011 that sought to formulate a Global Agenda of Action for a Sustainable Livestock Sector. Hosted by the FAO and the Thai government, some 45 participants … Continue reading

  • Workshop on Biocultural Protocols in Nairobi, 28th-30th November

    In order to introduce the concept to a wider audience and discuss existing experiences, LIFE Network Africa and LPP are hosting a Workshop on Bio-Cultural Protocols: An Emerging Approach to Strengthening Livestock Keeping Communities. Deadline for registration is November 15th

  • Film on marketing camel products

    LPP project coordinator, Ilse Koehler-Rollefson, and director of LPP’s Indian organization Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan, Hanwant Singh Rathore, describe efforts to market products such as camel milk and paper made from camel dung. View film on YouTube.

  • 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