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.
Global Response about the Article and Pastoralism
- Muhammad Owais; Camel resilience makes it more Trusty Food Resource in daily evolving Food Supply Chain. Camel milk is the most wonderous thing to have in such draught and thrifty lands.
- Tahereh Muhammadabadi; In the climate changes and food security conditions, camels provide precious foods such as milk and meat to ensure survival of the people So camel is future of the world.
- Stephen Zefp; Interesting and of course sensible.
- Zafar Chaudhry; Great! Hopefully you will get the camel milk marketed through some renowned milk processing company!
- Roeland De Kok; Seeds follow the wadi and during severe storms, they are spread over the downstream area. The camel dung is mixed with seeds and end up at the edges of highest floodwater. And offer a good start for germination However You must really balance the amount of the grazers And keep your up-stream seeding trees in perfect conditions If your upstream seeding is eaten away, the chances of seeding drops and you have a collapse of total biomass in the wadi.
- Paul Daniels; A well balanced place of livestock has for millenia been the basis of solid agriculture and will be also to the future. It is the human economic system that disrupts everything in modern day society. Livestock, in this case camels, take a significant place in the (local) circularity of growth and sustainability. Outbalance this with the other parts in that circle and demand a fair price for all products sold of from that circle. Then this endeavour will be a success.
- Patrik Schumann; Nomadic pastoralism and sedentary agriculture have existed together on a spectrum and as complementary strategies for countless generations. It is very interesting to learn about the breakdown of ebb-and-flow and conflicts spiralling off, under human population growth, economic development, climate disruption, and penetration of modern nation state-related interests & forces.
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