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Dr. Abdul Raziq Kakar
Low Carbon Livestock Expert, Camelist & Ethnoecologist
World Camel Day
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The community livestock agriculture (farming) guarantees food security in the climate change scenario. A Symbiotic relationship between natural resources, farming communities, and the consumers can engineer a dome of sustainable agriculture, making societies stronger and resilient.
The world of animal agriculture is based on native livestock breeds, keeping in the natural environment, and production in a sustainable manner. I dream of a world where all the livestock has the right to graze and serves as a viable part of the ecosystem. I have the mission to bring more people into agriculture and livestock farming. I do my efforts to convert caging back into farming.
Global Camel Wool Production The annual wool production from the camel is around 60,000 thousand
Desert cleaning activity Usually once a week (in good weather), I go to the desert,
A very interesting story of a camel breed in Balochistan Here, I’m going to share
The global camel milk business is worth > 11 billion US dollars annually. About 70% of camel milk is consumed by camel owners and never reaches the market but some companies (farmers, cooperatives, and corporate) process and market the camel milk. Because of the availability of camel milk in the market, the consumption of camel milk is increasing and there is an ever-increasing demand for it, mainly because of health reasons and sustainability of the farming system.
Mitchell Mutumba, a Namibian farmer told that they use the donkey for the farm animals protection. The donkey if trained, will never allow the predators to enter the farm. That is really a very new a strange fact for me.
The donkey consumes the woody vegetation of bushes, shrubs and trees. They can consume and digest the dried and fallen parts of the flora in dry season with the help of the strong and diverse gut microbiome. This specialized microbiome along with the nutrients rich manure make a way to transfer to the soil through manure and helps in the enrichment of the soil and sustain the life of the soil microbiome. The soil microbiome provides nutrients to the rhizosphere of the plants and give them the power to sustain and tolerate the droughts and high temperatures. This way, we have the rich and fertile soil today. Though all herbivores play the important ecological role in ecosystem management but donkey is topping all.
Where the donkeys graze, the soil has improved, plants have returned, and wildfire intensity and frequency have decreased. A major study documented that wild donkeys dig wells, which provide water to many wild animals such as marsupials, birds, and predators, and create nurseries for plants.
The author is the founder of the world donkey day to highlight the importance of
Today is world donkey day, congratulation to you all. Let us spread awareness about this kind and soulful animal. It needs a sympathetic response from its human masters. The donkey is still a very useful and sustainable animal everywhere. In the future, the donkey will play again a very crucial role.
Dumeri sheep 🐑, one of the most adapted and multipurpose sheep of the Northern highlands
Dumeri also called as Hernai breed is found in Ziarat, Hernai, and part of Quetta, Pishin, Qillasaifulla, and Loralai districts. The nucleus of the breed is Sanjavi, Zalar, Hernai, Shana Gharra, Spin Tangi, and Zarghoon. The tribes who keep Dumeri sheep are Kakar, Wanechi, and Salgari, especially sub-clans of Kakar, i.e. Dumer and Zakhpail.
The importance of livestock grazing has been realized more than before as there are many fire incidents in 2020 and this year 2021, the number of fire incidents is incredibly more than before. In the link below you can read some of the losses mentioned from the fire in California, which are heart-wrenching.
The Desert is not a problem but a precious ecosystem The Desert is one of
It is always fun walking and exploring the treasures and beauties of the desert. I
We have now peer reviewed scientific support for my opinion of planting native flora. I have been documenting, analyzing, and reporting the worth of native flora in the context of biodiversity, food (for us and livestock), environmental support, and another aspect of goodness. Here is the link to my general article about the goodness of trees and other flora.
camel is not only for food and recreation but also for the ecosystem managment. Camel is the important player of the desert ecosystem, giving health and vitalization to the desert. Here, you can see in video the role of camel in the desert.
Fagonia indica have unique leaves, beautiful and shiny but work as a magnet for sands and fibrous material. This way, they hide from the animals and make it unpalatable for the animals. It is a magnet and has adapted very unique strategy to conserve its race from extinction.
Trees turn death to life. I have a deep connection with the trees and other flora and have been exploring and writing about the flora - The Flags of Paradise. I call the trees as the flags of paradise. I have compiled a very impressive article about the 75 goodness of trees, we know so far but now everyday, new things are coming into my notice and I add accordingly. Here is the link to the article of 75 goodness.
Certificate for my lecture about the “Pastoral livelihoods and Animal centric Culture ” during the
Camel4life is an international advocacy forum, advocating camel as a food security agent in climate change scenario.
Small scaled family farming plays a multidimensional role, ensuring not only livelihood but play a pivotal role in biodiversity conservation. Such farmers judiciously use the weeds and herbs grown along with the crops and use the crop residues as animal feed. Here are some pictures, I shot in my hometown Borai, Loralai which show us the beauty of this unique farming system. The farmer told me that he never used any pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
The unique Biological Machine for Work (BMW), highly adapted, the specialized creature is still hiding
The Donkey’s Importance Donkey, the beautiful but very useful creature 2. Donkey, the wheel of
Handsome Rooster in a Monastery via ROOSTER AMONGST WILD DAISIES — Enchanted Forests