‘Accounting for pastoralists’ briefs now available for five countries















Pastoralists are important for food production, ecosystem services, biodiversity conservation, maintenance of landscapes. They practice a sustainable, low carbon, animal welfare friendly way of livestock production. If we want to put the livestock sector on a sustainable trajectory, we need to support these kinds of systems and reign in others that are less beneficial.

But nobody knows how many pastoralists there are and most figures provided are pure conjecture. Therefore, LPP commissioned five country studies to look at the available data sets for pastoralism. We made the somewhat surprising discovery that in no case the government actually uses pastoralism as a category for data collection.

Our briefs cover Argentina, Germany, India, Kenya and Uganda. And there is also a summary brief that analyses the results of all studies and makes the recommendation to the FAO to take the lead in initiating data collection on pastoralism and livestock production systems at country level.

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    A field manual of camel diseases

    Traditional and modern veterinary care for the dromedary

    “Details major camel diseases and conditions with the disease signs, its causes, and simple prevention and treatment methods. Both scientific and tried and tested traditional treatments are presented, thus enabling the veterinarian or livestock practitioner to make the most appropriate choice in the prevailing circumstances.
    The one-humped camel, or dromedary, is one of the world’s hardiest domesticated animals. A vital source of transport, meat, milk and income for pastoralists in the Sahel, East Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, the camel can carry heavy loads for days in some of the world’s most hostile conditions. But even camels fall ill.
    A Field Manual of Camel Diseases is the first practical guide to camel diseases designed for use in low technology environments. The manual details some 80 major camel diseases and conditions, ranging from abortions to wry neck syndrome. For each disease, the authors give the disease signs, its causes, and simple prevention and treatment methods. Both scientific and tried and tested traditional treatments are presented, thus enabling the veterinarian or livestock practitioner to make the most appropriate choice in the prevailing circumstances. A section on procedures explains how to examine a camel, take samples for laboratory analysis and apply various types of medicines.”

    https://developmentbookshop.com/a-field-manual-of-camel-diseases-pb

  • Title: A field manual of camel diseases
  • Author: Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, Paul Mundy, Evelyn Mathias / ITDG Publishing
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