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.
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
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.