ANTHRA is an organization started by women veterinary scientists working primarily on issues of livestock development in the wider context of sustainable natural resource use. It is a non-profit registered in India

Anthra mainly works  with small and marginal farmers-pastoralists, indigenous groups with a special focus on the women from these communities. The initial aim of the organization was to search for alternative systems for delivering livestock health and management practices to poor people, especially women in rural areas. Today, ANTHRA is a resource centre offering support, training, research and advocacy initiatives in the areas of livestock, biodiversity and people's livelihoods.

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Contact Person: Nitya Ghotge


Camel Association Pakistan (CAP)

CAP was founded by Dr. Muhammad Younas and Dr. Abdul Raziq Kakar for the betterment of the camel and its herders all over the country. CAP'svision is to take care of camels, their production and health, and to undertake research activities through protecting the rights and benefits of camel herders in the country.

To realize these objectives the idea of the World Camel Day (WCD) was initiated by the CAP founders to highlight the hardiness of camel in deserts.  WCD is celebrated each year on June 22, the longest and hottest day of the year. It was celebrated for the first time in 2011 at Quetta, Balochistan.

In 2012 CAP developed the Cholistan Biocultural Protocol together with the Cholistani people.

In 2013, CAP organised the first International Camel Conference in Pakistan (ICCP) in 2013 and in 2015, the Camel Workshop 2015 at the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad.


Contact: Dr. Muhammad Younas
or: Rao Abdul Qadeer

Future Greens Samsthe was established in March 2010, registered under societies act, by a group of professionals and farmers primarily as a response to the needs of marginalized communities living in rural areas. The organization works towards a just society in which everyone enjoys safe food, a safe environment and a healthy living by engaging in an economic activity.

The organisation focuses onlinking producers with markets through value addition and value chains, biodiversity / Natural Resource Management, support for Producer Collectives, Partnership/CSR/ Environmental aspects.

Future Greens Samsthe also offers development consultancy in rural livelihoods, Livestock production and dairying, Agribusiness Management Services and Marketing, Community mobilization and institutions Sustainable agricultural practices and organic agriculture and applied biotechnology.

Contact: Dr. B. R. Athani
Email: or

Sahjeevan, literally, Sah-together; jeevan-living, was set up in 1991 as Janvikas Ecology Cell, as a response to support the needs of women’s movement of rural Kachchh which was piloted with Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan (KMVS). Sahjeevan got registered as an independent organization under the Society and Trust Act in 1997. 

Craft a society that nurtures value-based eco systems where nature and human beings live in harmony and embraces gender equality, traditional and cultural value. 

Sahjeevan exists for conserving ecosystems and the integration of gender equality, human values, indigenous knowledge and novel technologies to strengthen traditional livelihoods, demonstrated by communities at the grassroots and policy level. 

Sahjeevan´s thematic main area of focus is working on environmental conservation and traditional livelihood issues with the aim of promoting participatory conservation processes, sustainable utilization of natural resources, decentralized drinking water and water governance, the revival of traditional livelihood, urban environment etc. in the Kachchh district. Sahjeevan has been working with pastoral communities of Kutch and Gujarat to understand their grassland ecosystems, pastoral systems of grazing from an ecological perspective, and the economic strength of the region and to potentially demonstrate the sustainable economic growth with the conservation of environment.

At present Sahjeevan is concentrating on four thematic areas – Decentralized drinking water; Pastoralism; Biodiversity conservation and urban solid waste management. Sahjeevan focuses on building capacities of communities and their institutions to make them improve their knowledge on developing their decentralized water sources and capacities as PRI's to manage this resource. Moreover Sahjeevan is supporting pastoralists of the Banni Region to claim their traditional grazing rights over Banni grasslands under the Forest Rights Act 2006 and help them develop a conservation and management plan.

Contact: Dr. Jayhari KM  Executive Director



Jalaram Society, Vijay Nagar Bhuj- Kutch



Innovate Orissa Initiative; Bhubaneswar has been registered under trust act during 2004 with the purpose to make the endeavors of  the people at grass root  innovative, sustainable and self reliant in their livelihood options like livestock keeping, crop husbandry and fisheries with low external input based outstanding practices. 

The main activities involve

  • Scouting &documentation of indigenous traditional knowledge and related grass root innovations.
  • Dissemination of outstanding climate resilient, outstanding  indigenous practices to grass root people at their place, in their time with their language
  • Conservation of native livestock breeds
  • Advocacy for pastoralists and pastoralism
  • Local Bio-diversity conservation, their sustainable use in livelihood earning.
  • Publications of magazine s, books in local language to diffuse knowledge on low external input based livestock keeping, conservation and marketing of niche products
  • Conduct indigenous food festival in rural to promote minor millets, native climate resilient crops.
  • Conduct recipe competitions among women group to promote and encourage climate resilient food grains of local variety
  • Conduct Bio diversity competition among school students
  • Conduct “PATHE PATHSHALA”- A peoples’ university on move to give simple tips and simple solutions to their problems on livestock keeping. Pastoralists are trained on herbal recipe preparation using local biomass and herbs to treat their ailing livestock while migration.

“PATHE PATHSHALA” – A People’s University On Move: At Peoples’ Place, In Peoples’ Time, With Peoples’ Language

Despite explosion of knowledge and technologies, in different walks of life, hunger remains. This happens because of the failure of the technologies of livelihood, to percolate to the lowest stratum of our society. This is either due to difficulties in diffusing the technologies to the ground level or due to incapability of the system to reach the people at their door steps in their languages and tradition or due to incomprehensible practices involved in executing those technologies or due to non-availability of external inputs at their hands’ reach or due to high cost.

Most of the technologies directed towards people, should have its root in the society and the people at large should be the bedrock on which the new technologies and innovative ideas should bloom. Many times, technologies after tried by different agencies to bloom on the bed rock other than the people. For which absorption by the people is rejected. The people should be the target and at the same time the technology should be people’s friendly. As long as the bedrock of our society constituting the poor livestock keepers, pastoralists, small farmers,  artisans, carpenters etc. are not empowered with knowledge, no technology would bloom. Hence the concept “Pathe Pathshala” – A People’s University On Move.

Keshari Enclave, B-401,
Nayapalii Bhubaneswar, Odisha India, 
Pin- 751012

Contact: Dr. Balaram Sahu

Argentina is one of the leading food producers in the world, able to feed 400 million people. The National Institute of Agricultural Technology, Argentine state agency depending of Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries plays a key role in this scenario. Since 1956 develops research activities and technological innovation in value chains, regions and territories to improve competitiveness and sustainable rural development in the country. Their efforts are focused on innovation as the engine of development and integration capabilities to foster interagency cooperation, generate knowledge and technologies and use them for the sector through extension systems, information and communication. INTA is present in the whole country with a central office, 15 regional centres, 6 research centres, 53 experimental stations, 16 institutes research, and over 300 Extension Units.

In 2005 was created at INTA the Centre for Research and Technological Development for Family Farming- CIPAF. It is composed of five institutes located in major regions: Cuyo, Northeast, Northwest, Pampas and Patagonia. The aim is to generate, recover, adapt and validate appropriate technologies for the sustainable development of family farming. The main approach used is participatory action research (IAP), involving a dialectical process in which the tools and results are socialized, valuing the skills and knowledge of producers. Local animal and plant genetic resources are preserved as part of family farming heritage. For this reason it is one of the strategic research topics of these institutes.

INTA has an AnGR Network (ex situ and in situ) fully functional for several species (cattle, sheep, goats, chicken, honey bees, guanaco).  Since decades experiences with small holders and their animals along the country has allowed developing in situ conservation strategies and actions such as comprehensive characterization of AnGR, adding value to animal products and participatory breeding. 

Contact: Dr. Maria Rosa Lanari Email:

Contact: Dr. Marcelo Pérez Centeno Email:

Contact: Msc.Sc. Julieta von Thüngen  Email:


LPP was founded in 1992 by a small group of veterinary and other concerned professionals and it was registered as a non-profit/charitable organization into the county register of Darmstadt (Germany) in 1993. Over the years, LPP has developed into a research and resource organization for holistic and people-centred livestock development and promotes the concept of endogenous livestock development relying on indigenous knowledge and institutions, local animal genetic resources and feed as an alternative to the mainstream paradigm of livestock development that leads to industrialization.

LPP´S current main thrust areas are Livestock Keepers Rights, Biocultural Community Protocols and Value-Addition/Niche Marketing for Products of local breeds.

Contact: Dr. Ilse Köhler-Rollefson

Lokhit Pashu Palak Sansthan means "welfare organization for livestock keepers" in Hindi.

LPPS is a non-profit organization registered under the Rajasthan Societies Act. It was set up in 1996 to support Raika camel pastoralists in an acute crisis.

Today its work continues to be inspired and shaped by the close association with this traditional pastoralist community, but its goals have widened to embrace people-centred livestock development and the sustainable management of biodiversity rich agro-ecosystems.
LPPS has its base in Sadri in Rajasthan, the drought-prone state in the west of India, where mobile livestock keeping has always been the mainstay of its rural people, especially its pastoralist societies.

A close relationship with animals is deeply embedded into Rajasthan’s rural culture, and the state is famous throughout India as home of the one-humped camel and superior indigenous livestock breeds.

LPPS aims to support rural livelihoods through participatory research and community implementation of sustainable land use practices.
The organization acts as a bridge between traditional and modern animal cultures and knowledge systems.

LPPS promotes sustainable livestock development building on Rajasthan's traditional culture & knowledge. It mediates between communities and other stakeholders, including government, researchers and the private sector. LPPS advocates for the rights and responsibilities of pastoralists & livestock keepers under national and international legal frameworks, including the Forest Rights Act and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Pastoralism thrives in Rajasthan, and worldwide, and is recognized by all for its economic, cultural and environmental importance.

To promote the recognition of Rajasthan’s unique livestock culture & heritage nationally and internationally. LPPS aims to achieve this by means of implementing the livestock keeper’s rights, economic empowerment, preservation of cultural heritage and protection of the environment.

Contact: Hanwant Singh

MITAN in the language of the Adivasis of Bastar means – A long term business relationship across the value chain upholding human dignity.

MITAN Handicrafts Development is an association of professionals from diverse fields, including scientists, designers, information technologists, textile engineers, social scientists, architects, communications and media professionals to support sheep pastoralists in the Deccan region.

They provide accompaniment support/services in areas of product design, capacity building, technology and steady markets to sustain the livelihoods of the rural craft groups.

The association is located in Karnataka, India.

Contact: Gopi Krishna or

PENHA - Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa - Uganda




PENHA is a registered charity in the United Kingdom.  It operates in Eritrea, Somaliland, Sudan and Uganda  and has a coordinating office in the UK.  PENHA-Uganda was formally registered in Uganda in the year 2000, having carried out a number of activities prior to that. 

PENHA’s mission is: To reduce poverty among the pastoralists of the Horn of Africa through the empowerment of communities and the fostering of sustainable and dignified livestock based and non-livestock based livelihoods.<br>
This vision includes:

  • A modern quality of life for people in pastoralist communities
  • Greatly expanded access to information, education and training
  • Pastoralist women playing a full role in public and economic life
  • The social and economic integration of pastoralist communities, nationally and regionally
  • Peaceful relations with neighboring communities, based on mutually beneficial interaction

Pastoralism is environmentally sound and economically rational, and provides the best way of exploiting arid and semi-arid environments. But, there is an urgent need for economic diversification and social development. <br>

Thematic Areas of Focus:

  • Livelihoods and Economic Empowerment
  • Good Governance and Human Rights
  • Conflict Transformation and Peace Building
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Gender Equality
  • Core Business

Research, Documentation and Information Sharing

  • Policy Analysis and Advocacy 
  • Training and Capacity building
  • Community Development Projects in collaboration with local people and CSOs 
  • Gender mainstreaming

PENHA  works with marginalized groups of people, pastoralists, whose way of life and contribution to economic growth are often not well understood or appreciated. Research, documentation and information sharing are, therefore, important.  PENHA’s research informs policy and capacity development initiatives.

The capacity building work emphasizes human resource development - knowledge, skills and attitudes. Development projects emphasize  facilitating access to improved and appropriate technology. Environmental management aims to sustain and strenthen pastoral systems that are under pressure.

Coordinated efforts in research-based policy advocacy, good governance and human rights, gender equality, conflict transformation and peace building, aim to produce a conducive environment for economic growth. Ultimately, it is the efforts of pastoralist men and women themselves that will result in sustained poverty reduction and promote peace and prospeity.<br>


AMADINDA HOUSE (Opposite Farmers’ House)
Plot No. 13B, Parliament Avenue,
P.O Box 34077, Kampala, Uganda.
Tel: +256-414-235256

Contact: Elizabeth Katushabe
Email: or


Senaapathy Kangayam Cattle Research Foundation is an In Situ Conservation and breeding centre situated in Kuttapalayam village, Tamilnadu, India. 

Objectives of the trust are:

  • Raise awareness among the public about the breed and its uniqueness
  • Issue pedigree and stud animals to needy individuals and association / groups and pastoralists
  • Contribute to debate on Animal Genetic Resources (AGR) and influence state policies
  • Explore ways and means to protect and use Korangadu Silvi Pastoral System for conservation of Kangayam Breed
  • Undertake studies 7 associate or enable individuals and institutions to work on Kangayam Breed and Korangadu
  • Associate with individuals and organizations involved on conservation and sustainable use of agro biodiversity and strengthen its cause
  • Explore pathways to use the Kangayam Breed in the mode context

Contact: Mr. Karthikeya Sivasenapathy

Society of Animal, Veterinary and Animal Scientists (SAVES)

Contact: Dr. Abdul Raziq

LIFE Africa Trust – Samburu


LIFE Africa Trust – Samburu is part of an Africa wide network of Trusts under the umbrella body of LIFE AFRICA TRUST dedicated to promoting Community-driven conservation and sustainable utilization of local genetic resources (animals and plants) for advancement of the local communities. The Trust main objectives are to support local communities to:

  • Reflect and secure their indigenous knowledge, biodiversity, genetic resources and culture using their customary norms and existing national and international laws.

  • Continue to conserve sustainable utilization and share their rich biodiversity and associated natural resources within a framework of prior informed consent (PIC), access and benefit sharing (ABS) and Social inclusion.


Contact Person: Dr. Jacob Wanyama