Diversity in our livestock is essential to confront future threats to food supplies, but livestock breeds are becoming extinct at the rate of 5% per year.
Local livestock keepers and pastoralists hold the key to keeping this diversity alive – but only if their rights are recognized.
On World Food Day, 16 October 2006, the League for Pastoral Peoples organized a workshop where small-scale livestock keepers and pastoralists from Africa, Asia and Latin America demanded the safeguarding of Livestock Keepers’ Rights to the genes of their breeds.
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