Are you agreeing that the pastoralism is the future if we really wish to have healthy and sustainable food without harming our mother earth? I’m really convinced, we have no other option. All the other options are just fake and have no destination. The factory farming is polluting our lands, water sources and air and ultimately human health. The animals kepts in the intensive farming system are not happy and unhealthy.
I would just share some pictures of the livestock, livestock people and nature connections, beautiful landscapes to express the importance and reliability of the pastoralists’ livestock production system.
Livestock is very important player in the earning of the livelihood for the millions of people in the challenging climatic ecosystems of the world. The pastorlists walk with their families and livestock, searching for vegetation and water. Their livestock remain healthy and reselients.
Their livestock is not only healthy and sustainable but beautiful and adorable.
Point of View from a Pastoralism’s Advocate Umar Saleh Gwani, Nigeria
For countries that do have pastures pastoralism is surely are more sustainable option for animal protein requirement and environmental management.Unfortunately due to competing demands from crop production and mechanised agriculture sub Saharan African countries are currently facing some of the most serious conflicts between pastoralist and crop farmers, due the extent that it has become serious security problem here in Nigeria where arms are now common sight.The pressure from large urban population has forced the pastoralist to move more southward for green pastures and fresh water which has hitherto exposed more farms to risk of cattle damage.For camels there is no problem as the constrained to Sahel regions of Northern Nigeria and their population can thrive within the region since they’re hardly used in the southern parts of Nigeria for meat.If the farmers/herders conflict can be resolved then a huge window of opportunity exist to improve sustainable animal production through pastoralism
The pictures in the story are credited to Mr. Tumal, a Gabra pastoralist from Northern Kenya.
Here are more details about this great soul of the pastoralist. http://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/real-life-cry-desert