Exploring Orissa’s animal cultures

The eastern Indian state of Orissa has a wealth of local livestock breeds, LPP’s Ilse Koehler-Rollefson has learned. She visited farmers who raise Ghunsur cattle and goats, a group of nomadic pig herders, and duck keepers near the coast.
She also took part in a “roadside university“, or pathe pathshala, run by Balaram Sahu, a veterinarian from Orissa, to discuss livestock health and management with local people.

Ilse Koehler-Rollefson. 2011. Exploring Orissa’s animal cultures with Dr. Balaram’s pathe pathshala. League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development.

Balaram Sahu. 2011.

LPP moves with Pathe Paathshaalaa (PP) for scouting animal genetic resources and pastoral groups in Orissa, India.