Community protocols for pastoralists and livestock keepers: Claiming rights under the Convention on Biological Diversity

Guide for livestock keepers and NGOs on how to claim rights by developing community protocols.
A community protocol is a document, produced by a local community, about the biological diversity it creates and conserves. Community protocols are an important way for local people to claim their rights under national and international law, especially through the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
This manual shows how pastoralists and other livestock-keeping communities can draw up a community protocol about their animal breed or production system. It describes why they should consider producing a community protocol, walks through the steps of doing so, and advices how to use the finished document. It explains in easy language the complex concepts of access and benefit sharing and how the community protocol can be used within the legal system.
This manual is aimed at community leaders and organizations, nongovernment organizations and all those concerned with managing and conserving animal breeds and production systems.

  • Title: Community protocols for pastoralists and livestock keepers: Claiming rights under the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Author: LPP and LIFE Network / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network / 2018
  • Description: Guide for livestock keepers and NGOs on how to claim rights by developing community protocols
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    Towards resilience and social sustainability of the livestock sector: Approaches of the LIFE Network in India to support biodiversity-based livestock development

    Study of four networks focusing on pastoralists and indigenous livestock keepers in India, with recommendations for the global agenda on sustainable livestock

  • Title: Towards resilience and social sustainability of the livestock sector: Approaches of the LIFE Network in India to support biodiversity-based livestock development
  • Author: Elizabeth Katushabe / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network / 2014
  • Description: Study of four networks focusing on pastoralists and indigenous livestock keepers in India
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  • Pages: 36

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    Livestock out of balance: From asset to liability in the course of the livestock revolution. Discussion paper

    To prevent the mass exodus of small-scale farmers and pastoralists, governments and development professionals need to provide a level playing field for these producers and help them avoid the debt trap.
    This study by LPP member Evelyn Mathias investigates the impact of the Livestock Revolution on farmers.The results provide some major food for thought. They do suggest that livestock has turned in many cases from an asset into a liability, since farmers and livestock keepers, in order to remain competitive, are drawn into a debt trap, because of high initial investments on one side, and because they are squeezed between escalating input prices and the consolidated power of the food processors and supermarket chains on the other.
    Due to the financial squeeze many farmers find themselves in a position that “forces them to cut costs wherever they can, and creates strong incentives to unethical behaviour.” This observation would seem crucial with respect to current concerns and initiatives to structure and channel the global livestock sector onto a more sustainable track.

  • Title: Livestock out of balance: From asset to liability in the course of the livestock revolution. Discussion paper
  • Author: Evelyn Mathias / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development / 2012
  • Description: To prevent the mass exodus of small-scale farmers and pastoralists, governments and development professionals need to provide a level playing field for these producers and help them avoid the debt trap
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  • Pages: 38

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    People-centred livestock development: A training course for NGOs

    Training of trainers manual for staff of NGOs and community organizations on how to gather information on local animal breeding, health care and management methods.
    Module 1: Introduction to people-centred livestock development
    Module 2: Breeding and animal genetic resources
    Module 3: Ethnoveterinary medicine
    Module 4: Local feed and fodder resources
    Module 5: The future of people-centred livestock development

  • Title: People-centred livestock development: A training course for NGOs
  • Author: LPP and LPPS / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network / Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan / 2011
  • Description: Training of trainers manual for staff of NGOs and community organizations on how to gather information on local animal breeding, health care and management methods
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  • Pages: 63

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    Internationale Tagung Tierhalterrechte und Biologische Vielfalt

    A report of an International conference on Livestock Keepers’ Rights and Biodiversity organized by the League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development at Lichtenberg Castle, Odenwald, Germany, 19 May 2010. Summarizes presentations and discussions by livestock keepers and specialists from Germany, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain and Tanzania.

  • Title: Internationale Tagung Tierhalterrechte und Biologische Vielfalt
  • Author: LPP / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network / 2010
  • Description: A report of an International conference on Livestock Keepers' Rights and Biodiversity
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  • Pages: 24

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