Six experts from different parts of the world answer this question in interviews with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
“Veterinary services have been privatized – drugs are too expensive”, says Thomas Loquang (left), a Ugandan livestock keeper and representative of the pastoralist community of Karamoja in Uganda. The community depends very much on indigenous knowledge for taking care of their livestock, including animal health and production. Thomas urges for support in conserving Karamoja’s indigenous breeds and strengthening livestock keepers’ rights through better infrastructure and veterinary services.
Patrick Mulvaney of British NGO Practical Action says that livestock keepers’ rights are needed to protect livestock and livelihoods.
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