Monthly Archives: June 2015

International Camel Conference at Islamia University Bahawalpur Pakistan

Originally posted on Traditional Animal Genetic Resources for Food Security Under Climate Change Influence:
The International Camel Conference (ICC) under the patronage of Camel Association of Pakistan and the Islamia University of Bahawalpur was organized in Baghdad campus of Islamia…

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Camel and other Livestock~ A tool for Healthier Food and Rural Development in Cholistan Desert

Originally posted on Traditional Animal Genetic Resources for Food Security Under Climate Change Influence:
Summary Cholistan Desert (also locally known as Rohi) sprawls thirty kilometers from Bahawalpur, covers an area of 16,000 km². It adjoins the Thar Desert extending over…

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Some Facts About Camel along with its Real Terminology

Originally posted on Traditional Animal Genetic Resources for Food Security Under Climate Change Influence:
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Camelidae Genus: Camelus Scientific Name: Camelus dromedarius Common Name: Camel/Jamel Other Name(s): Dromedary Camel, Arabian Camel, One-Humped…

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CNN reports that drought in Horn is increasing conflicts between people and wildlife

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Elephants and livestock both need water on a regular basis  (photo of Kenya elephant on Flickr by Shawna Nelles). CNN reports that ‘As the Horn of Africa suffers its worst drought for 60 years, there…

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G20 agriculture ministers meet this week: Must invest in food markets to bolster food security–Guardian

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Workers unload milk cans at a commercial dairy plant in Dimapur, Nagaland, India (photo credit: ILRI/Mann). A blog in the Guardian this week argues for the G20 agriculture ministers meeting this week to support ‘new investment…

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With the right investments, Africa’s small farms could make profits as well as food

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Mohamed Béavogui, director of the west and central African division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has the following to say in the Guardian‘s Poverty Matters Blog. ‘Africa’s smallholder farmers not only have…

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Information systems on domestic animal genetic resources

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Tadelle Dessie, Yetnayet Mamo and Okeyo Mwai prepared an issue brief on the Domestic Animal Genetic Resources Information System (DAGRIS) … In developing countries, lack of…

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