Camel Peronia in Japan

Happy world camel day from Japan

A letter from Yosuke Fuchiwaki (Tokyo JAPAN)

Hello, I am Japanese lover camel. We operate a homepage for Japanese camel mania called “Camel Paranoia”. (However, the explanation is in Japanese).
There are many pictures of camels I met during my trip, and camel goods that are hard to find in Japan.
Since it is World Camel Day today, I would appreciate if you could link to the CAMEL4ALL website.

Thank you.

My Site “Camel Paranoia”
http://www.eva.hi-ho.ne.jp/fuchi/

Yosuke Fuchiwaki (Tokyo JAPAN)

http://www.eva.hi-ho.ne.jp/fuchi/

Milk is not Just Food, Commodity, or Business

Milk is not just food, commodity, or business. It’s a world of small farmers, women and men, herders and shepherds, people of courage and strong traditions. They say: “If you want to be a dairy farmer, you’ve got to sleep on your feet”. Today, when we are celebrating the International Milk Day, my thoughts of gratitude and admiration go to the dairy farmers of every corner of the Planet Earth. Written by Inna Punda

YES, milk is not only food but culture and institute. There is a lot of knowledge revolving around the milk. Milk is a very integral entity of the livestock keepers’ communities. Milk is a source of cash income for the world’s poor and rural women. Milk provides strong bonding between humans and animals and the environment. Milk is the most nutritious and delicious food. I love camel milk.

Milk is not Just Food, Commodity, or Business

The major share of the milk still comes from small farmers.

Traditional Animal Genetic Resources for Food Security Under Climate Change Influence

YES, milk is not only food but culture and institute. There is a lot of knowledge revolving around the milk. Milk is a very integral entity of the livestock keepers’ communities. Milk is a source of cash income for the world’s poor and rural women. Milk provides strong bonding between humans and animals and the environment. Milk is the most nutritious and delicious food. I love camel milk.

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Happy World Milk Day

Raise a glass of camel milk and celebrate world milk day.

#camelmilk #worldmilkday

Dr. Raziq Celebrating world milk day with a glass of camel milk

We cannot ignore the worth of camel milk, both the volume and the quality. https://camel4all.blog/2020/05/30/global-coalition-for-camel-milk-ad-hoc-is-celebrating-world-milk-day/amp/

A Book on Camels Wins Nautilus Award

I am very honored to share this news: Author Christina Adams has been awarded a Nautilus Book Award for Camel Crazy:

A Quest for Miracles in the Mysterious World of Camels. The Nautilus Book Awards involve highly esteemed authors and publishers from the US and over 20 nations around the world.

This achievement is more notable due to a record number of entries and a diversity of high-quality books. The organization states it is “truly encouraged by the new perspectives these books present with which to co-create a better future, individually and collectively.”

Afghan Cameleers in Australia

The Afghan cameleers (majority Afghan but all the other cameleers) play a vital role in the early development of the Australia. Those who are interested to read further in the details, can read the book (picture 1), Australian Muslim Cameleers, which provides details about the history and role of those great cameleers.

The Afghan cameleers (majority Afghan but all the other cameleers) play a vital role in the early development of the Australia. Those who are interested to read further in the details, can read the book (picture 1), Australian Muslim Cameleers, which provides details about the history and role of those great cameleers.

One hundred and sixty years after the first camels and their cameleers arrived in Australia to aid explorers, the Royal Australian Mint celebrates the substantial contribution of the Afghan cameleers to Australia’s inland development. The cameleers, who came from countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey, were indispensable for their exploration efforts and for carrying goods to inland communities. Their contribution is celebrated with the release of these special 50c Silver Proof and Uncirculated Coins.

One can easily buy via the link https://eshop.ramint.gov.au/search?q=afghan+cameleers&fbclid=IwAR2-ezN18_-MxXxvapluP8U90ewTuXSHykofmxC_VIyI3lF82XBqFWhyQlk

I would certainely like to share some shots of the pages of the book ‘Australia’s Muslim Cameleers Pioneers of the Inland 1860-1930. The first camellers arrive for the Burke and Wills Epedition, 1860.

From the Archives, first camellers reached to Australia.

For the interest of the people (esp; Afghan), I hereby share some photographs of the book with the name and pictures of the camelers to have some idea about their homeland and tribes. Also, their names are very interesting and so their background information.

Shaurang is very old name in Pashtu, very rarely use these days.
This man in the picture looks like Marri, Buzdar or Bugti Baloch. They travelled to Australia with their camels and played a great role.
Sayed Naseer is mentioned as from Quetta, Afghanistan. It will be very interesting for the new generation of Pashtun Afghan living in the land now in Pakistan.
Noor Muhammad from Ghazni

Unfortunately, the camels in Australia are under great pressure and challenge. You can find some views about the Australian camels issue in my articles. https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-51032145

Also, you can read about the whole picture of the importance of camels and the way they can be use as a great asset. https://www.thenational.ae/uae/health/al-ain-doctor-sees-potential-in-camels-beyond-their-milk-1.51957?videoId=5594842144001

I’m looking forward to hear from you with suggestions and comments.

Kajalle Sheep Breed of Zhob

Habitat: The nucleus of the breed is Wani , Gosa, Babar, Kapip areas of Zhob and Hassankhail area of Musakhail district. Kakar, Khostai, Babar, Sherani, Hassankhail tribes are the custodians of the breed.
They are mall in size, white body coat with the redhead, fine dense wool is the
the salient feature of Kajalle breed.
Population Trend: The population of the Kajalle sheep is almost 200,000 and the trend is increasing.

https://camel4milk.wordpress.com/2020/01/26/kajalle-sheep-breed-of-zhob/

Natural Health with the Camel Milk

Habitat: The nucleus of the breed is Wani , Gosa, Babar, Kapip areas of Zhob and Hassankhail area of Musakhail district. Kakar, Khostai, Babar, Sherani, Hassankhail tribes are the custodians of the breed.
They are mall in size, white body coat with red head, fine dense wool are the
salient feature of Kajalle breed.
Population Trend: The population of the Kajalle sheep is almost 200,000 and the trend is increasing.

Zhob is home to the true sheep and goat culture
Zhob is a very ancient heritage point and home to the precious and unique livestock breeds. It is the cradle of sheep and goat breeds. Gossali or Kajjale sheep is a very unique sheep genetic resources of the region.

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Sandy or Deserted, Richland vs Poorland

The land cover with the sands is sandy, commonly known as desert. But all the sandy soil are not deserted soil. To me, deserted mean the land abused by the factory farming or monocultural farming, full of the residues of the pesticides, weedicides and chemicals.

The monoculture farming is hazardous to the flora and fauna and kill the mother earth natural health.

The sandy soils are commonly known as deserts because of the poor/low annual precipitation. When there is enough precipitation, such sandy lands turn into lush green meadows. Such lands are the reservoirs of the plants and animal genetic resources. The plants of the deserts are very beautiful with attractive flowers. https://camel4all.blog/2019/12/09/beautiful-flowers-and-fruits-of-wild-flora-of-united-arab-emirates/

In thins blog, I have to share some very beautiful pictures which I took yesterday in the evening time. We received some few rains last 3 weeks and now the desert is very beautiful and full of beautiful shrubs and flowers.

The sandy deserts are blessed with very special plants which conserve moisture in their cushions, hairy to divert evaporation moisture and hardy to resist strong sunshine.

We just need to place some inputs like reseeding of native plants, protection from grazing for a certain period and some landscape adjustment, we can turn the sandy desert into a shrubland.

فکرونه چی خوبونه شی

ځینې خوبونه داسی وی چي پرته له عمومي فکر نه راځی خو زېاتره خوبونه ستا د فکر عکس وی.

ځاڼګی

براي ما خوب لیدۍ چي بیخی ډیری ځاڼي په سهیلو سهیلو باندی راروانی وي. او بیا په اسمان کښ تَک تور دُوګ را پیدا سی. دا دوګ بیا د جالیانو شکل ومومی او د ځاڼګو شاوخوا را تاوُ سی. بیا دا ځاڼګي سوکه سوکه په جالیو کښ بندیږي اوُ لاندی را لویږي.

زه ور منډه کړم او د یو ځاڼګی د نیولو هڅه کوم. چی یو کس نا ببره را وغورځی او زما له لاسه ځاڼګی و کاږي. زه ډیری زارئ ورته وکړم چی ماته یی راکړه خو هغه زالم یی نه راکوی. زه أخر د روپیو لالچ ورکړم. او بیا هغه پیسی واخلی او ځاڼګی ماته راکړی. ځاڼګی بیخی ډیره ښایسته او اصیله وی او ما سره ډیر ګرانئ کوی. اوس زه بیخی ډیر خوشحاله یم.

هغه سړئ ماته یاي که زه نوری ځاڼی وغواړم نو هغه یی راکولاي سی. زه خوشحاله شم او ورته یایم سی ټولی ځاڼګی ماته راکه نو زه روپئ درکوم. زه غواړم سی ټولی آزادی کړم.

هغه ما ځان سره یو خوني ته بوزی. هلته بیخی ډیری ځاڼګی وی. خو هغه یی ګړدی حلالی کړی او صفا کړی وی. او یو غټه کوټه یی ځینی جوړه کړی وی. زه ډیر زیات حیران او پریشانه سم او په خواشینی کښ ورته و یایم سی زه نو دا مړي ځاڼګی څه کوم.

زه له ډیری خواشینئ آسمان ته وګورم. هغه له توره ګړځه ډک وی. او خال خال یوه یوه ځاڼګی روانه وی. سهیلونه ختم سوی وی. زه له ډیره غمه پُر مزکه را پریوزم او ناره کړم چی “خُدایه مرګ را وله ما بوزه”.

او بیا زه را ویښ سم.

Homemade Butter from Camel Milk

Making yogurt from camel milk is a challenge and so is the separation of butterfat. After a lengthy effort and trying different modules, ultimately we succeeded to make yogurt, separated butter, got whey (Shlombey, شلومبئ).

Whey made from camel milk

Shlombey is darling drink of the Pashtun Afghan people in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is also called as Pashtun’s wine. In subcontinent, it is called Lassi. It is made from the yogurt while separating the butterfat and adding water. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/215639450_Characterization_and_significance_of_Raigi_camel_a_livestock_breed_of_the_Pashtoon_pastoral_people_in_Afghanistan_and_Pakistan

Whey (Shlombey) made from camel milk

Soon, we will be able to have Qurooth (dried hard cheese) from Shlombey. This Qurooth is made with the method of Kararra (کراڑہ، کراړ‎ہ)۔

Butterfat made from camel milk
Butterfat

The methodology is still confidential. We made it at home after a longer efforts. We used traditional method to make it possible. Later, I shall share the methodology, once it is repeated many times with the same results.

I call this achievement as the camel milk revolution.

Compost Produced from Camels’ Manure

The compost is blackish in color, well rottened and odorless. It is a boit watery (high moisture content) but still very good quality. I’m still looking for a research fellow to analyse it chemically and publish the results.

This composed was prepared with a dump of 9 month, still is more dump. We shall open time to time and analyse it for its potential farm agent.

And lastly, The Camels — 5 Days Ago ..

. . The Dromedary Camel is an ‘Old World Camel’. It is estimated that the dromedary camel has been domesticated for perhaps 6000 years and has shaped the civilization of the entire world. . . Camels are very specialized animals. Their famous humps are stores not of water, but of fat, and can sustain them without […]

And lastly, The Camels — 5 Days Ago ..

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’