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Archive for April, 2006


Farm animal genetic resources from the perspective of rural communities

Asia-level workshop hosted by Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan, 12-16 October 2003

This workshop introduced the “LIFE Method” of documenting breeds, exposed livestock and animal breeding professionals to field situations and familiarized them with the perspective of livestock breeding communities, provided background information on evolving issues within the sector (such as the upcoming negotiations for an International Treaty on Farm Animal Genetic Resources), and projected the status of selected Indian livestock breeds.

Recommendations to promote the sustainable use of farm animal genetic resources in Asia covered four issues:

  • Documentation of animal genetic resources (role of traditional communities)
  • Strengthening the role of traditional communities in conserving and managing sustainable AnGR
  • Support for traditional communities to maintain their role, lobbying for cultural diversity
  • Treaty and legal requirements for the conservation and protection of intellectual property rights.

Workshop report 1216 kb (also available here).


Supporting livestock keepers and breed conservation

Conference on livestock biodiversity, indigenous knowledge and and intellectual property rights, organized by the League for Pastoral Peoples in Bellagio, Italy, 27 March – 2 April 2006

At this conference LPPS Director Hanwant Singh Rathore presented a paper on livestock keepers’ rights: land rights, grazing rights, water, support from government and protected areas in Rajasthan.

Conference summary and recommendations

Hanwant Singh Rathore’s presentation 649 kb


Sheep pastoralism in Rajasthan

Still a viable livelihood option?

Workshop report compiled by Chakrawarti Singh and Ilse Koehler-Rollefson

Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan, 2005

Summary and recommendations from a workshop with more than 50 sheep pastoralists from Rajasthan. Participants urged the the government to implement recommendations on grazing and fodder, marketing, services, institutional changes, indigenous knowledge and research.

Download 337 kb, 30 pages



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