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Some of our favourite WILD* women heroes and partners

Originally posted on ILRI news:
(Above) WILD (Women in Livestock Development): Some of our favourite women heroes and partners–Screenshot #1: Elinor Ostrom • Winnie Byanyima • Miriam Makeba • Hyat Sindi • Ruth Oniang’o • Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg • Vicki Wilde We’re celebrating some of…

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The Shepherds that Worship Wolves

I am currently visiting the shepherding communities of the Deccan Plateau to see how the efforts by our partner NGOs to develop a Biocultural Protocol are coming along. I have the best possible guides: Nilkanth Mama, a leader of the … Continue reading

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Something radical…but right!

I’ve just gotten off the phone with Guenther Czerkus, a good friend who is not only a board member of LPP, but also a leader of the German professional shepherds’ association. He told me about a promotional film the shepherd’s … Continue reading

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How can you make the camel state animal without asking your livestock keepers how to protect it?

Ever since the government of Rajasthan has decided to make the camel state animal, the phones have been ringing non-stop. Its mostly journalists that want to get some insight information or opinion on this issue, or even enquire “what is … Continue reading

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World Camel Day in Pakistan: Interesting Insights into Camel Conservation

A few days ago I had the enormous pleasure to be hosted by Prof. Muhamed Younas, Chair of the Department of Livestock Management of the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad (Pakistan) for the celebration of World Camel Day on 22nd … Continue reading

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Pigs for Keepers: Visiting Women Pig Farmers in Papua New-Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is famous for its multitude of pig cultures. When an invitation by Dr. Workneh Ayalev of its National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) in Lae arrived  to catch a glimpse of them, this was a rare and … Continue reading

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Livestock keepers now have a voice in the “GAA”

It is great news that the GAA (Global Agenda of Action towards sustainable livestock sector development)  is serious about establishing a Civil Society Mechanism that allows the organised and regionally balanced participation of social movements and of marginalized livestock keepers … Continue reading

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