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Archive for 2013

11Sep

Publication: Community protocols to secure the assets of livestock keepers

LPPS director, Hanwant Singh Rathore, is co-author of an article entitled Biocultural community protocols: tools for securing the assets of livestock keepers published in Biodiversity and culture: exploring community protocols, rights and consent in Participatory Learning and Action. The article summarizes the existing experiences with developing Biocultural Community Protocols in India, Pakistan and Kenya.

10Sep

Creating jobs for rural women and artisans

LPPS is pleased to have received a grant from the Erbacher Stiftung in Germany to train women and artisans in making innovative products from camel raw materials. In Jaisalmer district we work with widows who have no other opportuity of earning income. There is a lot of excitement and buzz among them now, so wait for more news and photos!

10Sep

Biocultural Protocol of the Jaisalmer Camel Breeders

The efforts to develop the Biocultural Community Protocol of the camel breeders in Jaisalmer already started in 2011. Now a draft version is ready – it informs about the local camel heritage that binds together several different castes, including Muslims, Raika, Rajputs, Bishnoi, Meghwal and others. The next step will be to get the draft version validated by the different communities. Hopefully, the BCP can be released later this year. More information about this BCP and the process it involved can be found here.

10Sep

Conserving the Boti sheep

The Boti sheep is an indigenous sheep breed from the Godwar area in Rajasthan’s Pali district. It is small, hardy, disease resistant and has luscious carpet wool. But it grows slowly, so the Raika herders have crossed it with faster growing Bhaagli sheep which are more profitable in the current economic scenario where meat sells ata premium, while wool prices have dropped. With the support of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, LPPS is trying to recsue the few remaining pure Boti sheep and revive the breed. Read more here

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