Vortrags- und Diskussionsveranstaltung mit der Initiative Domäne Oberfeld e.V.

13.07.23, 19:30 Uhr, Hofgut Oberfeld in Darmstadt: Warum Weidehaltung die Zukunft ist – und was sie für den Naturschutz und die Welternährung bedeutet“

Vortrags- und Diskussionsveranstaltung mit der Initiative Domäne Oberfeld e.V.,
13.07.2023 19:30 Uhr
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Warum können Weidetiere auch eine Chance für Darmstadt sein? Bei der gemeinsamen Veranstaltung mit der Initiative Domäne Oberfeld geht es um Wanderschäferei in Deutschland und weltweit und um die letzten (Mini)-Nomaden im Rhein-Main-Gebiet. Außerdem erklärt Kathrin Goebel, Bäuerin am Hofgut Oberfeld, warum Weidetiere auch für unseren Acker- und Gemüsebau so wichtig sind. Welche Beweidungsprojekte gibt es bereits in Darmstadt? Wäre eine Stadtschäferei sinnvoll? Tauchen Sie mit uns ein in die Welt der Hirtenvölker, Schäfer*innen und Bäuer*innen und ihren Weidetieren, wir freuen uns auf einen regen Austausch.

13.07.2023 19:30 Uhr

Ort: Hofgut Oberfeld, Erbacher Str. 125, Darmstadt, am alten Kuhstall.

Veranstalter: Liga für Hirtenvölker e.V. und Initiative Domäne Oberfeld e.V. www.landwirtschaft-oberfeld.de

Now in Portuguese: Accounting for pastoralists in Mozambique

The information brief Accounting for Pastoralists in Mozambique by Jacob Wanyama and Romuald Rutazihana is now available in Portuguese.

Agropastoralism is the major form of livestock management in Mozambique. Despite this, it is neglected by the government and development agencies alike. A key problem is a lack of reliable data. Without adequate information, it is impossible to design policies or interventions to address the problems that agropastoralists face.

O resumo informativo Valorizando pastoralistas em Moçambique por Jacob Wanyama e Romuald Rutazihana está agora disponível em português.

O agropastorilismo é a principal forma de gestão pecuária em Moçambique. Apesar disso, é negligenciado tanto pelo governo quanto pelas agências de fomento. Um problema chave é a falta de dados confiáveis. Sem informação adequada, é impossível desenhar políticas ou intervenções para enfrentar os problemas que os agropastoris enfrentam.

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Some Thoughts on the International Year of Camelids 2024

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2024 the International Year of Camelids, making the point that camelids are the main means of subsistence for millions of families who live in the most hostile ecosystems on the planet in over 90 countries, and emphasizing that these animals are essential for food security and nutrition as they are the main source of meat protein and milk for smallholder farmers and indigenous communities in different regions throughout the world. They also provide fibres, organic fertilizer and transport and are indispensable for nomadic livelihoods.

This is certainly an appropriate justification, but as of now, there does not seem to be much of a coordinated effort to make the most of the opportunity presented by the IYC. Some background information and thoughts from our perspective can be found in this presentation. We at LPP are all set to highlight the traditional knowledge (TK) of camel pastoralists and its role in maintaining camel biodiversity, as well as develop the concept of ‘cruelty-free’ camel milk and ‘planetary’ rather than ‘plant-based’ diets, together with our partners and social enterprises. Do get in touch if you would like to join this initiative!