Eight-page colour brochure (in German) about LPP’s work to support pastoralists and promote livestock keepers’ rights.
Although less talked about, the loss of biodiversity in domestic animals is even more acute than in crops, because the gene pool is already much smaller and because fewer wild relatives remain. Livestock conservation programmes have not been a priority and local breeds are continuing to disappear at an alarming rate. This neglect poses a serious threat to the global food supply and the millions of people who depend on domestic animals for their livelihoods.
Documentation of a workshop with NGOs, herders, scientists, and FAO. Organised by the League for Pastoral Peoples and German NGO Forum on Environment and Development, in cooperation with CENESTA/CEESP
- It is time to initiate a treaty on livestock genetic resources
- Formal legal recognition of pastoralists’ and livestock keepers’ rights is due
- Pastoralist livelihoods in marginal areas need to be protected and improved
- An international convention is needed
- Differences and similarities between plant and animal genetic resources for food and agriculture
- Definition matters