Dumarri Sheep Breed

Dumeri sheep, Highly Adapted and Multipurpose Animal of Highlands

Dumeri sheep 🐑, one of the most adapted and multipurpose sheep of the Northern highlands of Balochistan. Photo credit: Ehsanullah Dumer

Typical Dumeri sheep of North Eastern Balochistan, Pakistan

Dumeri Sheep Habitat Dumeri also called as Hernai breed is found in Ziarat, Hernai, and part of Quetta, Pishin, Qillasaifulla, and Loralai districts. The nucleus of the breed is Sanjavi, Zalar, Hernai, Shana Gharra, Spin Tangi, and Zarghoon. The tribes who keep Dumeri sheep are Kakar, Wanechi, and Salgari, especially sub-clans of Kakar, i.e. Dumer …

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Butchi or Guli sheep of Cholistan desert, Punjab Pakistan

Butchi or Guli sheep of Cholistan

Grazing flock of Butchi sheep in Cholistan desert of Pakistan. The regions is the hot spot of animal genetic resources for food and agriculture.

Uryagi Anar, a native pomegranate variety

Small-scale production systems secure sustainable food supply and conserve biodiversity

 Small scale production system is very important for food security in the climate change context and conservation of biodiversity. Millions of people around the world are involved both in production and consumption through this system. Such a system is very much resilient to climate change and droughts. While using a very low or neglected quantity of fossil oil, they are mitigating climate change. The system is the custodian of the precious biodiversity of the agroecosystems, rich with biodiversity and in harmony with nature. Unfortunately, forces like, globalization, open market economies, gene control and industrialization/mechanization in agriculture are threatening this system. There is utmost need to characterize, document, visualize and prioritize this system both as a food security option and conservation of biodiversity. Also, it is the need of time to give the opportunity to play its role in the future food production systems.

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