Sharing Ideas in Agriculture and Allied Fields


Sharing Knowledge is a Key

sharing knowledge is a key to success for the people. The knowledge being shared from the different parts of the people with different opinion and experience can bring change in mindset and overall production system in agriculture.
In the following debate, we discussed small scaled farming, water issue, Ashar, icecream plants species, Balochistan livestock and the climate change. 

This Blog is Composed of the Discussion between the Author and a European traveler/ethnoecologist and farmer.

Her name is Griet Belien. She has told about her in the messages below.
I wrote in response to her great comments at my post about the camel manure compost project.
I wrote as : thanks for your great feedback. I’m really thankful. please always support with your great knowledge. Here is the link of my article about the camel manure. 

Griet Belien introduces her as following

Hi, thanks for the link. there is always a lot of interest and pleasure in sharing ideas and information, it is even, as you well know, the best basis for acquiring knowledge, apart from the field of course. So I read your posts with pleasure, it’s a little spice in the dominant platitude of FB I do not have a great knowledge of Camelidae, even if I have been in close contact with them during missions in Mongolia (bactrianus) or the Sahel (dromedarius). I know more about small ruminants (goats and sheep) and much more about equidae. I am now mostly in France, but I try to follow what is being done in terms of pastoralism in sub-desert areas, as well as these ecosystems and their biocenoses

Raziq

I’m happy to know further about your ideas and visions. I’m myself from semi-pastoralist background. we had more than 400 sheeps and goats in Balochistan Pakistan. The climate change really killed us and vanished my precious livestock.

Goat is still incredible
The goat is one of the oldest companion.

Griet Belien

The problem with climate change is that this is only the beginning! Even here in the mountains of southern France, drought is hitting (proportionally speaking), many springs are drying up and plant associations are changing at an unprecedented rate. For the past 6 years I have been working to modify the vegetation cover on our property by favouring local trees of rapidly growing species (here mainly Fraxinus excelsior which is a good pioneer), in order to preserve the herbaceous stratum and therefore the pasture under tree cover. But of course and unfortunately this is often not possible in steppe to sub-desert regions. I don’t know Balochistan, I only crossed this region from India to Iran 30 years ago. And I stayed a few days last year in the Baluchi part of Iran, that’s what I know, besides some readings, so in the end not much

Raziq

I live in the northeastern part of the Balochistan (the Pashtun/Afghan inhibited region. This region is comparatively rich in biodiversity with a good vegetation cover to support livestock, especially shoats, cattle and the camel. Since my childhood, having very strong connection with the nature at large and the livestock and farmlands very special.

Raziq

I’m witness of the loss to our grazing lands and the biodiversity. The first and unrecoverable loss happened with the onset of the black rains after the Iraq war when the oil wells were put on flames. Then subsequently short and long droughts effected the worst. The so called agricultural revolution have very long shadows as we lost our natural sources of water, old Karez system and the underground water. I’m very much worried and concern about the drinking water.

Raziq

The vegetation cover affected very negatively, as loosing the grass or icecream species of plants for sheep and cattle. Some shrubs and other invador species increased in population.
I can count up to 30 birds, beetles, bugs species which we lost in front of my eyes.24x

Griet Belien

I know the “Qanat” or “Karez” system, in Iran and much better in the Maghreb, everywhere this system is in great danger, either, as you say, because of the so-called “modern” (standardized productivist) agriculture, or by abandonment when water supplies are provided in the villages. They have the advantage of bringing water to the street or home (and this is a relief for women) but the consequences are on the one hand the creation of fixed charges, often for the benefit of private companies, because this water is not free and fixed charges are a scourge for populations with low monetary income, and on the other hand, the abandonment of the maintenance of these traditional systems which often provided water of good quality.

concerning invasive species (and also invasive alien species), I note everywhere these same problems with sometimes exponential developments

Raziq

Here in Northeastern Balochistan and adjoining areas of Afghanistan and central Balochistan, we maintain/clean the Karez with the group of villagers called ‘Ashar‘. We the Pashtun/Afghan have a great tradition of the Ashar. The group of people in the village work voluntarily and support each other in work. The ashar is practiced for cropping, harvesting, loading etc.

 

Raziq

I write about the small scaled farming and the importance in food security under climate change context and conservation of the native genetic resources for food and agriculture. The blog name is the ‘people’s new world order’

 

Ethnobotany: The People of Saanich — Living World Educator


This photo of txálhpaoz̓ (“willow tree”) is not copyrighted and is in the public domain UVIC’s own Nancy Turner is one of the most renowned ethnoecologists in BC and known all over the world for her work in ethnobotany and as an advocate for First Peoples’ rights. In this little book, “Saanich Ethnobotany: culturally important plants of the […] #thnobotany

via Ethnobotany: The People of Saanich — Living World Educator

Camel Milk (CaM) Can Give You Better Weight Control


Obesity is one of the most alarming issues of the modern era. Different reseasons have been discussed to be responsible for this problem but still, many more thoughts are emerging and coming into the discussion. I have been following the discussion going on about Gut health and its connection with different aspects of human health and well being What we do and do not know about the gut health.

It is a wide and multidimensional discussion, covering different aspects of the health and the food we eat and the way we live (environment, sleep, stress etc). While following the whole talk and discussion, I have noticed that many aspects of healthy foods are not covered in the topic, here my thoughts go to the camel milk.

CaM Theory

  • CaM is my area of study and the core point of my research and publications. From the last 8 years, I’m trying to write about this natural pharmacy (CaM) in a very general way for the general public to be aware and informed about the superfood. The CaM is really a unique product because of its specially engineered Fatty acids, Peptides, Lactose, nanobodies, minerals composition, casein, whey, and the overall synergic constitutions found in it.
  • CaM diversify the gut microbiome because of its natural probiotics, GABA and LA bacteria and other constituents (yet to be researched out) and helps in weight control, better detoxification of the body, and boosting the overall vitality of the brain and body. As a personal experience, (taking a glass of CaM daily ) the camel milk really boosts immunity and improve body resistance to the infections (I think both because of the diversification of the Gut Microbiome and the nanobodies and other specialized proteins).
  • CaM is less insulinogenic diet, meaning not increasing the blood calories abruptly because of its rich ingredients which control the sudden rise of one type of molecule surge in the body. The effect of the CaM really needs control and sophisticated scientific research to better define that conclusion.
  • CaM wash the body and detoxify the tissues, resulting in the improvement of the all body performance and vitality, resulting in better resistance to diseases and slowing the aging speed. Our bodies are sinking under the burden of the toxins we eat on daily basis without knowing the sources and the consequences of it.

Conclusion

The CaM is a real treasure and blessing of nature, enabling our body to function and sustain in the most difficult era of human history (with perspectives of the food quality). A comprehensive and control scientific research is the utmost need of time to uncover the hidden treasures of the superfood. Health professionals, natural and traditional healers, food scientists and chemists are hereby asked to come forward, make a good team and work on the CaM in different parts of the world.

References

The Precious Heritage of the People’s Science is Going to Extinction


The human communities had been facing challenges since the unknown time of human history.  In the meanwhile, they had been responding with critical analyses, mature responses, and solid philosophies. Though taking a longer time period (evolution) the results were always easy to understand, interesting to implement and accurate to target the challenge. The people’s science is a great art which is proved by the time and generations.

Lets’ take the health science (people’s health science) as an example. It was absolutely based on the concepts of symbiosis, wellness of all, hot & cold (nature of the product), personal nature, prevailing environments, habitats and landscape (weather, water, air etc) and a long list of things. The Philosophy of Symbiosis and Gut’s Role in Natural Health

The techniques of the people’s science are fortified with the following merits.

  • Free of side effects
  • Symbiotic in nature
  • Local solution (available local)
  • Locally manageable
  • Cheaper in prices (usually free available)
  • No intellectual and proprietary rights
  • No corporate business is involved
  • No problem to the environment.

As a conclusion of the talk, I would expect, the scientists, philosophers, thinkers, policymakers, educationist, and politicians to consider this precious part of science. The modern era is forcing this precious heritage of people’s science towards extinction. It is the utmost need of time to give proper place to people’s science so that the modern ideas go hand in hand with the proven science of the communities.

Primary Report About Camel Milk Magic Effect on Nonverbal Kid in Malaysia


Yesterday evening, I received the following report from Mike (Shah Alam, Malaysia). It is very interesting and even heart touching. He message is in the ensuing lines.Mike Facebook Pagemaalem

Very interesting, Just want to update you on some new progress on camel milk. Last week (first week of August, 2017), I gave 3 sachet (25g X3) Camelait powder (camel milk powder of Alain dairy) to a mum (Camelait! Al Ain Camel Dairy Products).

She has a nonverbal kid (3 years and 8 month of age) with speaking complications. The camel milk gave a magic result. The mum of the kid called me and told that just in a week the boy started to talk basic 2~3 words like Goodbye or Goodnight to the family members. I want milk and sleep in Chinese. Both parents really surprised. Even his special attention school teacher also notice the changes. So far best feedback I have heard.$_35

Me (Dr Raziq, the author) have received the same positive reports before as well from Malalsyia The Myth of Camel Milk in Malasia: A Preliminary Report of a Diabetic Patient and India Camels’ Milk Miracle for Autistic Patients~A letter from Ram Prasad (India).

I hereby request the sophisticated research facilities all around the world to come forward and conduct scientific trials with accurate results and huge data to give the true and scientific portrait regarding the camel milk. Camel milk is a unique gift of the nature (natural therapy) to avoid chemicals and antibiotics consumption which are threatening our health in many ways. Camel milk has the real worth to be used as natural pharmacy. Detailed Nutritional Composition of Bactrian Camel’s Milk