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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    Amagara geitu gemerezeibweho ente z’enyankore kandi nizo zitutungire tushemereire kwirinda kureeba ngu tizachwekyerera: Okuhandiika aha nte z’enzaarwa nitukoozesa ebiteekateeko by’abariisa kandi bakama baazo (LIFE approach)

    Description in Nkore language of Ankole cattle, compiled by herders in Nyabushozi, Kiruhura District, South Western Uganda. Contents:
    1. Description of Ankole cattle and breeding area
    2. Social and cultural context
    3. Livelihood significance
    4. Management and breeding
    5. Population trends

  • Title: Amagara geitu gemerezeibweho ente z’enyankore kandi nizo zitutungire tushemereire kwirinda kureeba ngu tizachwekyerera: Okuhandiika aha nte z’enzaarwa nitukoozesa ebiteekateeko by’abariisa kandi bakama baazo (LIFE approach)
  • Author: Elizabeth Katushabe / Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) / 2009
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    The need to conserve the Longhorn Ankole Cattle of Uganda: A community perspective, Using the LIFE approach to documentation of animal genetic resources

    Description of Ankole cattle, compiled by herders in Nyabushozi, Kiruhura District, South Western Uganda. Contents:
    1. Description of Ankole cattle and breeding area
    2. Social and cultural context
    3. Livelihood significance
    4. Management and breeding
    5. Population trends

  • Title: The need to conserve the Longhorn Ankole Cattle of Uganda: A community perspective, Using the LIFE approach to documentation of animal genetic resources
  • Author: Elizabeth Katushabe / Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) / 2009
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