Livestock keepers’ rights: The state of discussion

Livestock keepers’ rights is a concept developed by civil society during the “Interlaken process” and is advocated for by a group of non-government organizations, livestock keepers, pastoralist associations and scientists who support community-based conservation of local breeds. This study provides an overview of the rationale, history and content of livestock keepers’ rights and suggests that biocultural or community protocols are a means of invoking the principles of livestock keepers’ rights even in the absence of their legal enshrinement. It is concluded that besides striving for legal codification of livestock keepers’ rights its principles should form the basis of pro-poor and ecological livestock development in general.

  • Title: Livestock keepers’ rights: The state of discussion
  • Author: I.U. Köhler-Rollefson, E. Mathias, H. Singh, P. Vivekanandan and J. Wanyama / Animal Genetic Resources / 2010
  • Description: Livestock keepers’ rights is a concept developed by civil society during the “Interlaken process” and is advocated for by a group of non-government organizations, livestock keepers, pastoralist associations and scientists who support community-based conservation of local breeds
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    Biocultural community protocols for livestock keepers

    Biocultural community protocols are a new approach with great potential for empowering pastoralists and other traditional livestock-keeping communities. They are both a process and a document in which communities invoke their rights as guardians of biological diversity under Article 8j of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. Claiming rights for in-situ conservation, they also help promote Livestock Keepers’ Rights to maintain their breeds and continue their traditional management practices.
    Biocultural community protocols put on record traditional knowledge and the biodiversity that communities steward, in a process that the communities themselves drive. In developing a biocultural community protocol, communities become informed about national and international laws that protect their rights. This book provides an overview of the process as well as its legal background and describes the first experiences with implementing this approach by livestock keepers in Asia and Africa.

  • Title: Biocultural community protocols for livestock keepers
  • Author: LPP and LIFE Network / Endogenous Development Magazine / 2010
  • Description: A biocultural protocol is a document that records a community's role in ecosystem management, and states its rights to benefit from the ecosystem
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    Añadiendo valor a la diversidad ganadera: Mercadotecnia para promover las razas autóctonas y mejorar los medios de subsistencia

    Sección 1: Lana y cachemira
    Sección 2: Carne y cueros
    Sección 3: Leche
    Sección 4: Análisis
    Muchas razas de ganado y especies menores autóctonas están en declive y corren el riesgo de perderse porque no pueden competir con las razas exóticas de alto rendimiento. La conservación de estas razas es importante: muchas poseen rasgos únicos, como la resistencia a enfermedades, que son vitales para la futura producción pecuaria. Una forma de ayudar a asegurar su supervivencia puede ser vendiendo los productos de estas razas a mercados especializados y de alto valor.
    El Plan de Acción Mundial sobre los Recursos Zoogenéticos reconoce la importancia del acceso a los mercados para el uso sostenible de la diversidad pecuaria y exhorta al desarrollo de mercados para los productos derivados de las especies y razas autóctonas y para el fortalecimiento de los procesos que agregan valor a sus productos.
    Esta publicación describe ocho ejemplos de comercialización de productos pecuarios (lana, cachemira, leche, carne y pieles) de las razas autóctonas de camellos bactrianos, dromedarios, cabras y ovejas en siete países de África, Asia y América Latina. Muestra cómo han mantenido las razas autóctonas en uso, contribuyendo a la vez al mejoramiento de los medios de subsistencia de los pastores dedicados a la cría de estos animales en pequeña escala.

    https://www.iucn.org/sites/dev/files/import/downloads/niche_marketing_spanish_1.pdf

  • Title: Añadiendo valor a la diversidad ganadera: Mercadotecnia para promover las razas autóctonas y mejorar los medios de subsistencia
  • Author: Evelyn Mathias and Paul Mundy / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations / 2010
  • Description: Muchas razas de ganado y especies menores autóctonas están en declive y corren el riesgo de perderse porque no pueden competir con las razas exóticas de alto rendimiento
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    Recognising ethnoveterinary medicine and community rights: An investment in our future – Summary

    Summary of a presentation at the conference on “Ethnoveterinary medicine: Tradition, science, cultural richness”. Bologna, 29 October 2010. Società Italiana di Veterinaria e Zootecnia Tropicale per la cooperazione internazionale Veterinari Senza Frontiere Italia

  • Title: Recognising ethnoveterinary medicine and community rights: An investment in our future – Summary
  • Author: Evelyn Mathias / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development / 2010
  • Description: Summary of a presentation at the conference on
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    Recognising ethnoveterinary medicine and community rights: An investment in our future

    Presentation at the conference on “Ethnoveterinary medicine: Tradition, science, cultural richness”. Bologna, 29 October 2010. Società Italiana di Veterinaria e Zootecnia Tropicale per la cooperazione internazionale Veterinari Senza Frontiere Italia

  • Title: Recognising ethnoveterinary medicine and community rights: An investment in our future
  • Author: Evelyn Mathias / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development / 2010
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