Online booth for the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralism

The online booth for the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralism (#IYRP) has just gone live and is extremely worthwhile to visit. The video by the Mongolian government is lovely and in the East Asia/South Asia section there is a very short video clip by Hanwant Singh, the director of our partner organization LPPS. And do watch the trailer for an upcoming 5 part Arte series on ‘The Guardians of the Earth”!

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Covid 19 demonstrates the resilience of local value chains

This is one of the insights emanating from the Regional ‘Rest of Asia’  Multistakeholder Platform of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock that was held on 9th and 10th September.

 While livestock economies that depend on feed imports (China) or international markets (Cashmere goats in Mongolia) suffered, local value chains have remained relatively unscathed. Heightened concern of consumers about the origin and quality of their food, may have benefited small producers.

Another interesting experience is the re-emergence of ethnoveterinary medicine. As drug supply chains were interrupted, livestock owners returned to traditional knowledge for treating their animals.