Author name: Dr Raziq Kakar

I’m Ph.D. in Animal Agriculture, currently working as a Technical Manager at Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production, Camel dairying, Alain, UAE. I have performed as a Professor and Dean, at the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Pakistan (LUAWMS). I work on and write for the subjects of ‘turning camel from a beast of burden to a sustainable farm animal’, agricultural research policies, extensive livestock production systems, desert ecosystems, food security under climate change context, and sustainable use of traditional genetic resources for food and agriculture. Iim advocating camel under the theme of CAMEL4LIFE and believe in camel potential. Camel4life is a camel think tank with a website and WhatsApp group, advocating camel at the policy level. I’m the founder and head of the Society of Animal, Veterinary, and Animal Scientists (SAVES), and the Founder of the Camel Association of Pakistan. I also work as a freelance scientist working on the above-mentioned thematic areas. I'm currently a member of the steering committee for Desert Net International (DNI). I'm also doing camel dairying consultancies. I’m an ethnoecologist, ethnobotanist, Ethnovet and ethomedicie researcher and reviewer. I explore deserts and grazing lands for knowledge and understanding.

Bactrian camel wool types

Bactrian Camel Wool Production

Global Camel Wool Production The annual wool production from the camel is around 60,000 thousand tons (only the wool of Bactrian camel is recorded), and approximately 17 % (3000 tons) comes from the first fleece (baby camel wool) that is ready at the age of 1.5 to 2 years of age (with a max percentage …

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Mysterious disease in the Zygophyllum in the desert

A mysterious disease is killing hundreds of Zygophyllum flora in the desert

Zygophyllum qatarense synonym Tetraena qatarensis (Haram in Arabic) is important flora of the desert ecosystem Tetraena (Zygophullum) is one the of most important flora in the desert, especially in the United Arab Emirates. It is not only food (leaves and twigs for livestock and wild animals), but also life support to the birds and insects. …

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Kharai camel breed of Indus Delta. They can swim up to 10 nautical miles to reach mangroves.

Farming and Food – Communities vs the corporations

Sun is the Source of Energy for us The basic source of food (energy) is the sun, the plants, bacteria, algae, and other (known and known creatures) synthesize energy by the mechanism of photosynthesis. The only source of energy for photosynthesis is the sun. Water and carbon dioxide (CO2) are the main molecules used for …

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The camel pastoralism

Nomads understand climate change better than policymakers – African nomads are shifting from cattle to camel for survival under the shadows of climate change

Shifting from cattle to the camel in Africa African nomads are shifting from cattle to camel for survival under the shadows of climate change, yes there are many reports/studies in the recent decade. Not only the pastoralists but the dairy entrepreneurs are also choosing camels for a profitable milk business. There are many emerging camel …

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Dr. Abdul Raziq Kakar is cleaning the desert in the United Arab Emirates

Desert cleaning is a camel saving

Desert cleaning activity Usually once a week (in good weather), I go to the desert, spend some hours (desert ecotherapy), collect some plastic rubbish, and through in the nearby waste bins. I collect them in plastic bags and share the photographs on my social media to give 2 lessons; Do not trash in the desert, …

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