LPP Beyond Material Transfer Agreements




The Kullu Call for the REcognition of the importance of common pool resources (CPRs) and pastoralism for India's Livestock Sector

Document/output of a Workshop held in Kullu (Himachal Pradesh, India), from 13-15 May, 2016

With the purpose of creating visibility for pastoralism - a livestock production system that is gaining increased international recognition but not recognized officially by Indian policy makers - fourteen experts from all over India met in Kullu (Himachal Pradesh) from 13-15 May, 2016 to define the term in the Indian context and establish a methodology for estimating numbers and assessing trends.

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Towards green and equitable livestock development in India

LIFE Network Seminar
13th April, 2013 in Hyderabad at Aalankrita Resorts, Shameerpet

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Recognising Customary Rights

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Books, articles and brochures

Access and benefit-sharing
Gura, Susanne. 2002. Livestock diversity: Keepers’ rights, shared benefits and pro-poor policies. Documentation ofa workshop with NGOs, herders, scientists, and FAO.German NGO Forum on Environment and Development, Bonn, Germany.http://www.pastoralpeoples.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/ws_livestock_engl_fin.pdf

Koehler-Rollefson, Ilse, Hartmut Meyer. 2015. Access and benefit-sharing of Animal Genetic Resources: Using the Nagoya Protocol as a framework for the conservation and sustainable use of locally adapted livestock breeds. GIZ, Eschborn, http://www.ilse-koehler-rollefson.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ABS-for-AnGr-Final-20141204.pdf

Animal genetic resources
FAO. 2007. Global plan of action for animal genetic resources and the Interlaken Declaration. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a1404e/a1404e00.htm

FAO. 2009. Livestock keepers. Guardians of biodiversity.FAO Animal Production and Health Paper 167. Rome. http://www.fao.org/3/a-i1034e.pdf

Geerlings, Ellen, Evelyn Mathias and Ilse Köhler-Rollefson. 2002. Securing tomorrow’s food: Promoting the sustainable use of farm animal genetic resources. League for Pastoral Peoples, Ober-Ramstadt, Germany.http://www.pastoralpeoples.org/securing-tomorrows-food/

Gura, Susanne. 2008. Industrial livestock production and its impact on smallholders in developing countries. Consultancy Report to the League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development. http://www.pastoralpeoples.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/gura_ind_livestock_prod.pdf

Köhler-Rollefson I., H.S. Rathore. 2000. Indigenous institutions of managing livestock genetic diversity in Rajasthan (India). Pp. 57-68 in Local livestock breeds for sustainable rural livelihoods: Towards community-based approaches for animal genetic resource conservation. Proceedings of a Conference/Workshop, 1-4 November, 2000 in Udaipur and Sadri, Rajasthan, India.LokhitPashu-PalakSansthan, Sadri and League for Pastoral Peoples, Ober-Ramstadt, Germany.

Köhler-Rollefson I., LIFE Network.Keepers of genes.The interdependence between pastoralists, breeds, access to commons and livelihoods.LIFE Network, Sadri, India.www.pastoralpeoples.org/docs/keepersofgenes_web.pdf

Köhler-Rollefson, Ilse. 2005. Building an international legal framework on animal genetic resources: Can it help the drylands and food-insecure countries? League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development, Ober-Ramstadt, Germany. http://www.pastoralpeoples.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/int_legal_framework_an_gen_res.pdf

LPP, LIFE Network, IUCN-WISP, FAO. 2010. Adding value to livestock diversity: Marketing to promote local breeds and improve livelihoods. FAO Animal Production and Health Paper No. 168. Rome. http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i1283e/i1283e.pdf

Mathias, Evelyn and Paul Mundy. 2005. Herd movements: The exchange of livestock breeds and genes between North and South. League for Pastoral Peoples, Ober-Ramstadt, Germany. http://www.pastoralpeoples.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/herdmovements.pdf

Biocultural protocols: General information
Köhler-Rollefson I., A. R. Kakar, E. Mathias, H. S. Rathore, J. Wanyama. 2012. Biocultural community protocols: Tools for securing the assets of livestock keepers. Biodiversity and culture: Exploring community protocols, rights and consent. PLA 65: 109-118. http://pubs.iied.org/14618IIED.html

Köhler-Rollefson I., P. Vivekanandan, H. S. Rathore. 2010. Livestock Keepers Rights and Biocultural Protocols: Tools for Protecting Biodiversity and the Livelihoods of the Poor. LEISA India 12(1): 35-36. http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/india/1-livestock-for-sustainable-livelihoods/livestock-keepers-rights-and-biocultural-protocols/at_download/article_pdf

League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development, Local Livestock for Empowerment Network. 2010. Biocultural Community Protocols for livestock keepers. LokhitPashu-PalakSansthan (LPPS).Sadri, Rajasthan, India.http://www.pastoralpeoples.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/BCP_for_livestock_keepers_web.pdf

UNEP, Natural Justice. 2009. Bio-cultural community protocols. A community approach to ensuring the integrity of environmental law and policy. UNEP, Montreal. http://www.unep.org/communityprotocols/PDF/communityprotocols.pdf

Van’t Hooft, Katrien, Bas Verschuuren, Frank Heijster, Wim Himstra. 2010. Bio-cultural Community Protocols enforce Biodiversity Benefits: A selection of cases and experiences. Endogenous Development Magazine 6. COMPAS, Leusden, Netherlands.http://www.pastoralpeoples.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/EDM-6.pdf

Biocultural protocolsand breed documentations compiled by livestock-keeping communities
Note: Most of the BCPs listed in this section are available in English and the repective local language.

Camel Pastoralists of Kachchh{http://issuu.com/kuums/docs/camel_pastoralists_bcp}

Herders of Nyabushozi. 2009. The Ankole Longhorn cattle sustain our LIFE and livelihood: We have to conserve them. Penha, LPP and the LIFE Network. {http://www.penhanetwork.org/sites/default/files/uploads/manual/documents/Ankole%20Penha%20English%20%2B%20Cover.pdf}

Lingayat,India {http://www.community-protocols.org/wp-content/uploads/documents/India-Lingayat_Biocultural_Protocol.pdf}


Raika, Rajasthan, India {http://www.community-protocols.org/wp-content/uploads/documents/India-Raika_Community_Protocol.pdf}

Samburu, Kenya {http://community-protocols.org/wp-content/uploads/documents/Kenya-Samburu_Community_Protocol.pdf}

Livestock Keepers’ Rights
Köhler-Rollefson I., E. Mathias, H. Singh, P. Vivekanandan, J. Wanyama. 2010. Livestock Keepers’ Rights: The State of Discussion. Animal Genetic Resources 47: 1–5. http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1823t/i1823t13.pdf

Köhler-Rollefson, I., E. Mathias, H. S. Rathore. 2008. Local breeds, livelihoods, and livestock keepers’ rights in South Asia. Tropical Animal Health and Production 41 (7):1061-1070. Abstract at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19031006

Köhler-Rollefson, Ilse, Evelyn Mathias. 2010. Livestock Keepers’ Rights. A rights-based approach to invoking justice for pastoralists and biodiversity conserving livestock keepers. Policy Matters 17, pp 113-115. http://www.pastoralpeoples.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/policymatters.pdf

Köhler-Rollefson, Ilse, Jacob Wanyama (editors). 2003. The Karen Commitment: Indigenous livestock breeding communities and animal genetic resources. Proceedings of a Conference of Indigenous Livestock Breeding Communities on Animal Genetic Resources, held at
Karen, Kenya, 27–30 October 2003. German NGO Forum on Environment & Development, Bonn, Germany. http://www.pastoralpeoples.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/karen1.pdf

LIFE Network. 2009 (updated 2012). Declaration on Livestock Keepers’ Rights. http://www.pastoralpeoples.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/12_08_27_BHP_Liga_Declaration_neu.pdf

LIFE Network. 2010. Kuttapalayam Confirmation. Conference statement. http://www.pastoralpeoples.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/kuttapalayam_confirmation.pdf

LIFE Network. 2010. Local Livestock for Empowerment: The LIEF Network. , Ober-Ramstadt, Germany. http://www.pastoralpeoples.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/lifebrochure_web.pdf

LIFE Network. 2010. Supporting livelihoods and local livestock breeds: Guidelines for putting Livestock Keepers’ Rights into practice. www.pastoralpeoples.org/docs/LIFE%20Guidelines%20LKR%20March%202009_2.pdf

LokhitPashu-PalakSansthan, I. Köhler-Rollefson. 2005. Indigenous breeds, local communities. Documenting animal breeds and breeding from a community perspective. LPPS, Sadri, India. http://www.pastoralpeoples.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/ikab.pdf

LPP and LIFE Network.Undated. Herders care for biodiversity. League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development and the LIFE Network. http://www.pastoralpeoples.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Herders_care_for_biodiversity_booklet_web.pdf

Mathias, Evelyn, Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, Jacob Wanyama. 2005. Pastoralists, localbreeds and thefight for Livestock Keepers’ Rights. Paper Prepared for the PENHA 15th Anniversary Conference “Pastoralism in the Horn of Africa: Survivingagainst all odds” on Thursday, 29 September 2005. http://www.pastoralpeoples.org/docs/pastoralists_localbreeds_lkr_en.pdf