The Farming System that Ensures Biodiversity Conservation


Small scaled family farming plays a multidimensional role, ensure not only livelihood but play a pivotal role in biodiversity conservation. Such farmers judiciously use the weeds and herbs grow 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 Camel Milk Story from the Gobi Desert Mongolia


The story is hereby released at the eve of the World Camel Day 2018. The author was invited by the newly established Mongolian Camel Milk Company. The group owns their camels in the desert as their half families live there with the precious livestock in the amazing Gobi. I started traveling from Dubai airport (2…

The Ultimate Choice or an Old Song with the New Drum?


I hereby to start a discussion about the selection of genetic resource for livelihood in the difficult ecosystems of the world. In my view, a true and durable sustainability of food production can be achieved with the tool of the local/native genetic resources embodied with the traditional knowledge.  The best milk yielder in the deserted…

Plants that are Liked such as Icecream by the Camels. Part 1


Camel and goats like the salty and spiny species of plants. Such plants are also called ice cream species for camel and goats. Here, I share some special pictures of such species which I shot today during my morning walk. Haloxylon salicornicum (Ramas) In my homeland, this plant is known as Shorie (Pashtu). Beside the animal…

My Philosophy of Sustainability


The scientists think that the world will become severely crowded by century 2600 when power consumption could turn the planet into a sizzling fireball Stephen Hawking explains how we could reach Mars in less than an HOUR and Pluto in days. The air will turn red, dry and dusty. In my point of view, the…

Farmers Hardship Under the Establishment’s Eyes


The farmers are not the part of the policy-making process. They are out of the decision making forums. The policies are driven by the people whom interest lies in the wars and conflicts. On both sides of the border, the policy-making is in the hand of powerful establishments to keep the tension alive and strengthen their vested interests.

8 MAY – WORLD DONKEY DAY (Peta Jones)


(See page on Facebook, where the history and suggestions for this day are given) Worldwide (except for the US), 1 May is International Workers’ Day – to remind humanity of the value of those among us who work hard and get paid little.  A separate day seems to be necessary to remind humanity of the…

Another World Donkey Day 8th May~ Who will listen and Who Should Listen?


The unique Biological Machine for Work (BMW), highly adapted, the specialized creature is still hiding from the policy makers and highly neglected at all levels. This unique creature is still playing the same role since ages Reminding the Role of Poor Creature~The Donkey The donkey is not only a working equid but equally play a pivotal…

Water Foot Print VS the Earth Change


Not only the climate but the Earth as a whole is Changing Under earth changing context, the water is getting more importance in all aspects. Due to many reasons, the consumption of water is ever increasing and the recharging sources are depleting. High water costs High input/output agriculture is engulfing immense amount of water per…

Australian Organization and the Government are Looking to find Ways for Camel Genetic Resources to GCC Region


A one day workshop was organized by Ngaanyatjarra Camel CompanyIndigenous camel company gets over the hump, Camel Treck Australia, and Agricultural Consulting Company Queensland Australia to find ways for Australian camel export to the GCC Region Gulf Cooperation Council. The details of the program are attached Workshop Program Rafat (1). The theme and the venue of the workshop…

Camel Manure~Some Feedback from the Different Quarters of the World


Here, I just copy and paste the response regarding the article Camels’ Manure~From Waste to a Worthwhile Farming Agent in the ensuing lines. These responses were received through my email. Response from Mongolia,  We are interested in your entitled “Looking for ways to turn camel manure into a worthwhile asset”. In Mongolia rearing population nucleus of Bactrian…

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The Best Option for Sustainable Food Production in Challenging Environment ~is the Promising Camel


Happy Camel's Day (WCD) Among the camel's world, the subcontinent is the region where the day starts first. It is 22nd June in the subcontinent, so I can safely say Happy Camel's Day. At the occasion of WCD, I started the series of articles based on the documents/material sent from different corners of the world. As my…

Bill Gates launches chicken plan to help Africa poor


No doubt, rural chicken is playing pivotal in the socio-economic, socio-cultural and food security chapters of the rural and remote regions of the world. The chicken model for rural micro-development and poverty reduction is always appreciated and accepted globally. Bill Gates has rightly chosen this special small creature to help the rural poor of Africa.…

Camels’ Manure~From Waste to a Worthwhile Farming Agent


Camel dung is beautiful in its architecture, dry and odorless. Camels' manure/dung is used as a fueling agent in many developing countries, especially among the pastoralists' communities. It is ready to burn after very few minutes and does not need to dry in sunshine for many days like cows' dung. In the small scaled farming system,…

Turning Again to the Native Gene ~ Back to the Future


Turning Again to the Native Gene ~ Back to the Future The catastrophes of climate change along with growing desertification consequence in the adoption of new strategies. The industrialized nation’s choice is mitigation strategy while among the native livestock keepers’ adaptation is the best tactic. Unfortunately, the so called policy makers (at all levels) are…