International Workshop on Camelid Pastoralism

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.

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Workshop presentations

The resilience of camel keepers through improved productivity in Mandera County of northern Kenya

Asli Ismail Ali

Treasurer, Mandera East Camel Milk Sellers, Kenya

Current conditions of camel herders in Mongolia and their adaptation to the climate change

Khand Byambaa

Camel herder, Mongolia

Camel culture and Rohi pastoralism in Pakistan

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

Raising camels in North America: The struggles, the needs and the plan for the future

Valeri Crenshaw

Secretary General, North American Camel Ranch Owners Association