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.

     

    Download:

    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

        Livestock farming with nature

        Ilse Koehler-Rollefson, Evelyn Mathias, Hanwant Singh Rathore, P. Vivekanandan and Jacob Wanyama, 2008

        pp 84-86 in: Mainstreaming biodiversity issues into forestry and agriculture: Abstracts of poster presentations at the 13th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 18-22 Feb 2008, Rome. CBD Technical Series 34. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

        Full Text 371 kb
        “Pastoralists and small-scale livestock keepers are crucial to conserving farm animal genetic resources”, says this poster, presented by LPP at the 13th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 18-22 Feb 2008 in Rome.

        The accompanying abstract, published in the CBD Technical Series 34, outlines the LIFE approach to documenting indigenous breeds, lobbying and advocacy for Livestock Keepers’ Rights, and exploring value addition and marketing for livestock products.

        Poster PDF, 473 kb

        Abstract PDF, 371 kb

        Protected areas and Livestock Keepers’ Rights

        “How to destroy biodiversity in protected areas?” asks this poster.

        “Easy! Just ban traditional grazing there.”

        Banning pastoralists from traditional grazing areas alters the balance of wildlife, making scarce species such as leopards, lions and bustards even scarcer.

        This poster by LPP’s Ilse Koehler-Rollefson and Hanwant Singh Rathore of Indian partner Lokhit Palu-Pashak Sansthan, outlines how pastoralists are fighting such bans. It was prepared for the Working Group on Protected Areas on 11-15 February 2008 in Rome.

        Poster 722 kb