The researchers’ early estimates suggest that an acre of grazed native plants may improve the soil at a rate of one ton of sequestered carbon per year and that carbon and other nutrients may accumulate for 12 to 15 years before the soil is fully saturated – the study says.
These native livestock breeds not only provide a source of livelihood but also play a role as companions and family members. Livestock breeds are evolved with precious indigenous knowledge, therefore a threat to the breeds is a threat to the indigenous knowledge. The local animal genetic resources are part of the socio-cultural life of the keepers. Many traditions and customary laws articulate around the livestock breeds.