LPP 2007 annual report

The 2007 Annual Report of the League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development is now available here.

The lead article describes the League’s role in advocacy for Livestock Keepers’ Rights.

“Intellectual property rights on animal genetic resources are an issue that is now on the international agenda”, says the report. “Due to the Livestock Keepers’ Rights movement, pastoralists and other livestock keepers will be seen as legitimate stakeholders with an interest in policy development regarding intellectual property rights on animal genetic resources. Much remains to ensure they are automatically involved in such decision making, but we are on the right road.”