Sadri, Rajasthan, India, 5-10 January 2024
the first international event of the International Year of Camelids 2024 was an International Workshop on Camelid Pastoralism, held in Sadri, Rajasthan, India, hosted by Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan (LPPS), the League for Pastoral Peoples (LPP) and the Godwar camel pastoralist milk producers.
Participants represented Raika camel herders and other camel pastoralists from Rajasthan and Gujarat in India, camel herders from Mongolia and Kenya, and researchers and practitioners from India, Iran, Kenya, UK and Germany. They were joined online by scientists and practitioners from Peru, Pakistan, UAE and USA.
The workshop participants saw the International Year of Camelids is an opportunity to understand and value the work and knowledge of camelid-herding communities. These must be at the centre of the activities during the Year. Mobile camelid pastoralists plan to unite their voices globally and to work in alliance to promote and adopt a development model that is good for camelids, people and the planet.
Also available at https://iyrp.info/international-year-camelids-iyc-2024
Asli Ismail Ali
Treasurer, Mandera East Camel Milk Sellers, Kenya
Camel herder, Mongolia
Muhammad Younas, Umer Saeed, Moosa Butt and Ali Raza Abbasi
Institute of Animal and Dairy Sciences, Faculty of Animal Husbandry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Secretary General, North American Camel Ranch Owners Association