The need to conserve the Longhorn Ankole Cattle of Uganda: A community perspective, Using the LIFE approach to documentation of animal genetic resources

Description of Ankole cattle, compiled by herders in Nyabushozi, Kiruhura District, South Western Uganda. Contents:
1. Description of Ankole cattle and breeding area
2. Social and cultural context
3. Livelihood significance
4. Management and breeding
5. Population trends

  • Title: The need to conserve the Longhorn Ankole Cattle of Uganda: A community perspective, Using the LIFE approach to documentation of animal genetic resources
  • Author: Elizabeth Katushabe / Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) / 2009
  • Description: Description of Ankole cattle, compiled by herders in Nyabushozi, Kiruhura District, South Western Uganda
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    Livestock keepers: Guardians of biodiversity

    Smallholder farmers and pastoralists fulfil an invaluable yet undervalued role in conserving biodiversity. They act as guardians of locally adapted livestock breeds that can make use of even marginal environments under tough climatic conditions and therefore are a crucial resource for food security and possibly for adapting to climate change. But in addition, by sustaining animals on natural vegetation and as part of local ecosystems, these communities also make a significant contribution to the conservation of wild biodiversity and of cultural landscapes.
    The Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources acknowledges and seeks to support this crucial contribution of smallholder farmers and pastoralists to keeping our planet healthy and diverse. The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues backs up this strategic approach and calls for it to be strengthened, while the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity also commits its signatories to support in situ conservation by local and indigenous communities.
    This publication provides a glimpse into the often intricate knowledge systems that pastoralists and smallholder farmers have developed for the management of their breeds in specific production systems. It also describes the multitude of threats and challenges these often marginalized communities have to cope with and suggests interventions that can sustain valuable human-animal-environment relationships and combine conservation of breeds and their ecosystems with poverty alleviation.

  • Title: Livestock keepers: Guardians of biodiversity
  • Author: Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, Evelyn Mathias and Irene Hoffmann / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations / 2009
  • Description: Smallholder farmers and pastoralists fulfil an invaluable yet undervalued role in conserving biodiversity
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    Local breeds, livelihoods and livestock keepers’ rights in South Asia

    In South Asia, and throughout the developing world, the predominant official approach to livestock development has been improvement of production by means of upgrading local breeds via cross-breeding with exotic animals. This strategy has led to the replacement and dilution of locally adapted breeds with non-native ones. This has resulted in an alarming loss that has been estimated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to amount to one breed every two weeks.
    Based on selected case studies this paper argues that development strategies using locally adapted breeds and species are much more likely to benefit livestock keepers whilst also maintaining domestic animal diversity and bearing a smaller ecological footprint.
    It also analyses the rationale for “Livestock Keepers’ Rights”, a principle that grew out of the struggle of traditional livestock keepers to retain control over their production resources, such as grazing areas and breeding stock, in the face of unfavourable policy environments.

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  • Title: Local breeds, livelihoods and livestock keepers’ rights in South Asia
  • Author: Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, H.S. Rathore and E. Mathias / Tropical Animal Health and Production / 2008
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    Livestock farming with nature: Poster

    “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.

  • Title: Livestock farming with nature: Poster
  • Author: Ilse Koehler-Rollefson, Evelyn Mathias, Hanwant Singh Rathore, P. Vivekanandan and Jacob Wanyama / Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity / 2008
  • Description: Pastoralists and small-scale livestock keepers are crucial to conserving farm animal genetic resources
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    Livestock farming with nature: Abstract

    Outlines the LIFE approach to documenting indigenous breeds, lobbying and advocacy for Livestock Keepers’ Rights, and exploring value addition and marketing for livestock products.
    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.

  • Title: Livestock farming with nature: Abstract
  • Author: Ilse Koehler-Rollefson, Evelyn Mathias, Hanwant Singh Rathore, P. Vivekanandan and Jacob Wanyama / Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity / 2008
  • Description: Outlines the LIFE approach to documenting indigenous breeds, lobbying and advocacy for Livestock Keepers' Rights, and exploring value addition and marketing for livestock products.
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