Exploring Orissa’s animal cultures with Dr. Balaram’s pathe pathshala

The eastern Indian state of Orissa has a wealth of local livestock breeds, LPP’s Ilse Koehler-Rollefson has learned. She visited farmers who raise Ghunsur cattle and goats, a group of nomadic pig herders, and duck keepers near the coast. She also took part in a “roadside university”, or pathe pathshala, run by Balaram Sahu, a veterinarian from Orissa, to discuss livestock health and management with local people.

  • Title: Exploring Orissa’s animal cultures with Dr. Balaram’s pathe pathshala
  • Author: Ilse Köhler-Rollefson / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network / 2011
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    People-centred livestock development: A training course for NGOs

    Training of trainers manual for staff of NGOs and community organizations on how to gather information on local animal breeding, health care and management methods.
    Module 1: Introduction to people-centred livestock development
    Module 2: Breeding and animal genetic resources
    Module 3: Ethnoveterinary medicine
    Module 4: Local feed and fodder resources
    Module 5: The future of people-centred livestock development

  • Title: People-centred livestock development: A training course for NGOs
  • Author: LPP and LPPS / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network / Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan / 2011
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    Local livestock for empowerment: The LIFE Network

    Imagine if all cows were black and white… if all the pigs were pink… if every sheep, and every chicken, were white…
    This booklet draws attention to the threat to local livestock breeds, and describes what the Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network is doing to help pastoralists and small-scale livestock keepers to maintain them.

  • Title: Local livestock for empowerment: The LIFE Network
  • Author: LIFE Network / LIFE Network / 2010
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