“Counting India’s Pastoralists” – Workshop in Kullu

Gujjar pastoralists on the move
Gujjar pastoralists on their way to summer pastures in the Himalayas

With the purpose of creating visibility for pastoralism – a livestock production system that is gaining increased international recognition but not recognized officially by Indian policy makers – LPP, with the support of the Rainfed Livestock Network and the LIFE Network organised a three day workshop from 13-15 May in Kullu (Himachal Pradesh) that brought together 14 experts from all over the country.

Concluding that about 80% of India’s livestck is kept in extensive systems, the experts brought out the Kullu Call for the Recognition of the Importance of Common Pool Resources (CPRs) and Pastoralism for India’s Livestock Sector.