Herd movements

The exchange of livestock breeds and genes between North and South

Evelyn Mathias and Paul Mundy, 2005

An analysis of the flows of livestock breeds and genes between Germany and the developing world.


Full text 549 kb, 89 pages

Farm animal genetic resources

Safeguarding national assets for food security and trade

Ilse Köhler-Rollefson

GTZ, FAO, CTA, 2004

Summary of four workshops on livestock genetic resources held in Mozambique, Angola, Zambia and Swaziland.

Download 1163 kb, 54 pages

Sheep pastoralism in Rajasthan

Still a viable option?

Workshop report compiled by Chakrawarti Singh and Ilse Köhler-Rollefson

Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan, 2005

Download 337 kb, 30 pages

Bellagio Brief

Statement on Livestock Keepers’ Rights issued by members of civil society, government, inter-governmental organizations, researchers, livestock keepers and the private sector from 17 countries in Bellagio, Italy, April 2006.

PDF 22 kb, 1 page

Word version 32 kb, 1 page

Livestock genetics companies

Concentration and proprietary strategies of an emerging power in the global food economy

Susanne Gura, 2007

English 267 kb, 30 pages

Español 282 kb, 31 pages

Deutsch 311 kb, 31 pages

    Endogenous versus globalized

    An alternative vision of livestock development for the poor

    Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, 2007

    Download 255 kb, 23 pages

    Keepers of genes

    The interdependence between pastoralists, breeds,
    access to the commons, and livelihoods

    Ilse Köhler-Rollefson and the LIFE Network, 2007

    Focuses on a key threat to the survival of pastoralists and their livestock breeds: the loss of access to grazing and water.



    Complete book 1257 kb, 80 pages

    Text only 355 kb, 70 pages

    Cover 996 kb

    Photos 324 kb, 8 pages

      A documentary film to accompany the book, produced by award-winning filmmaker Moving Images, is also available. Order from LPP.

      State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

      The first draft report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture has been published by FAO.

      This report covers the state of agricultural biodiversity in the livestock sector, livestock sector trends, capacities in animal genetic resource management, the management of animal genetic resources, and needs and challenges.

      The report is expected to be adopted by the First International Technical Conference on Animal Genetic Resources on 1-7 September 2007 in Interlaken, Switzerland.

      Section 1C, on flows of animal genetic resources, was prepared by LPP’s Evelyn Mathias, Ilse Koehler-Rollefson and Paul Mundy.

      Section 1C only 1240 kb

      Whole document 2.43 Mb (for first section, which gives access to other chapters as separate downloads)

        Advocating livestock keepers’ rights

        at the International Technical Conference on Animal Genetic Resources, Interlaken, Switzerland 1-7 September 2007. A report by the League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development, 2007

        The report details LPP’s work in the build-up to and during the conference, analyses the outcomes and outlines plans for future work.

        PDF 255 kb

        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 a sui generis system? What are Livestock Keepers’ Rights?

        This two-page leaflet explains it all in simple language.

        PDF 57 kb

        Word version 264 kb