Looking at the bright side of life stock

The United Nations continues to see pastoralism as a main reason for desertification, says Drynet, a global initiative on drylands. But a large number of scientific studies contradict this, and instead show the positive effects of pastoralism as a land-use strategy. LPP’s Ilse Koehler-Rollefson and Silke Brehm have collated some of the bright aspects of pastoralism.

  • Title: Looking at the bright side of life stock
  • Author: DryNet / DryNet / 2012
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    Investing in livestock futures

    This flyer introduces the approaches promoted and used by LPP to strengthen the position of small-scale livestock keepers: Biocultural Protocols, Livestock Keepers’ Rights and an innovative approach to marketing the products of local breeds.

  • Title: Investing in livestock futures
  • Author: LPP / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development / 2012
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    Vielfalt statt Monopoly: Für einen Fortbestand der traditionellen Nutztierrassen und der Kultur ihrer Hüter

    Call for livestock-based culture instead of livestock industry; identity instead of rural depopulation, livestock keepers’ rights instead of monopoly, and participation in value chains instead of overproduction by a few giant firms

  • Title: Vielfalt statt Monopoly: Für einen Fortbestand der traditionellen Nutztierrassen und der Kultur ihrer Hüter
  • Author: LPP / League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and Local Livestock for Empowerment (LIFE) Network / LIFE Network / 2011
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