Livestock Keepers Beyond Borders

The League of Pastoral Peoples and the LIFE Network recently hosted a day-long meeting on livestock keepers’ rights in Odenwald, Germany, that Kabir Bavikatte (Natural Justice) attended. The meeting included representatives from the German government, European shepherds and farmers, pastoralists and livestock keepers from Asia and Africa, and members of civil society organizations working with livestock keepers and animal genetic resources. Kabir presented on bio-cultural community protocols (BCPs) as a tool to realize well-being for livestock keepers and as a strategy to secure livestock keepers’ rights. The meeting concluded with a commitment by the League of Pastoral Peoples to advocate for livestock keepers’ rights and BCPs as a long-term strategy.

25 May 2010

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