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 beauty of this unique farming system. The farmer told me that he never used any pesticides and chemical fertilizer.

Orchard grass and the biodiversity
These grasses are rich in nutrients and the best feed for the sheep, goats and the cows.
The place for wild mint
This weed is locally called as Shinshobey in Pashtu. It is a wild mint. This weed is dried/powdered and uses as food with yogurt and shlombey etc.
The beauty as well as rich animal feed
This weed is called as Perwathke in Pashtu, a very rich feed for the small ruminants.
Chicken is the integral part of this farming
The chicken thrives on the insects in the orchard and provides a rich source of protein.

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Vegetables are grown at the orchard, providing rich and safe food for the family.

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The beautiful but rich herbal plant
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Apricot tree, the small piece of land is richer with different types of trees

Frog breeding is ensured here
The small canal providing a niche for the frog breeding. One can see the eggs of the frogs.

More plants and animals diversity is placed on a smaller piece of land with the highest productivity and the whole family depends on this farm in one or other way.

Cow dung is a biofertilizer
The cow dung is dried and use as a fuel. The remaining material (powdered) is used as farmyard manure

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Borai is home to delicious Anar (Pomegranate)
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Damson fruit, locally called as Aloo. The dried fruit is a source of spices with sheep meat.

Author of the manuscript with a plum tree
We can find many different types of trees, plants, vegetables, and weeds on a smaller piece of land

 

People and Animal Agriculture~The Philosophy of the Low Carbon Livestock

I love the concept of the people’s agriculture and intelligence. Here are some great pictures for your eyes, my precious reader. The people agriculture is low carbon livestock. The pictures tell how useful and sustainable is such type of husbandry. It is raised locally and consume locally, the great job the people doing.

I found a very useful link to a blog from my friend page, it will be very informative for those who are the beginners in the people’s agriculture Low carbon livestock.

Food for Thought

The climate change along with growing desertification consequence in the adoption of new strategies, for the native livestock keepers’, adaptation is the best tactic. Unfortunately, the so-called policy makers are not that much in tune as the rural indigenous people of the bush are. These sensible livestock keepers know how to materialize livestock agriculture sustainably as; to satisfy versatile requirements of the owner/community and ensure its own life whereas depending on available natural resources (the people wisdom).

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Walking with their precious animal in search of vegetation and water. The native livestock has a unique walking ability

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Musakheli sheep, a very efficient animal, good converter, and well adapted to the harsh climatic conditions. The meat is juicy and highly liked by the people. They dry the meat and consume in winter. The dry meat is called Landi or Persenda

Turning Again to the Native Gene ~ Back to the Future
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The Wise Strategy

The strategies adopted by the native/indigenous people are highly useful to guarantee sustainable farming systems under climate change scenario. Their knowledge is based on centuries’ long experience and evolved with the natural phenomena; making it the treasurable heritage of humanity. They evolve their practice/systems in tune with the prevailing conditions, availability of the natural resources and the consumers demand their products to judicially use the livestock genetic resources. The native livestock keepers deserve the right place and share in the research and development strategies adopted for the agriculture sector of a country.

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Native cow, small in size with a compact body, well adapted to the ecosystem of the region.

For more details, please go to the links below;

http://dry-net.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/091220_potential_of_livestock_breeds_of_Baluchistan_final_.pdf

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/216121092_Prospects_of_Livestock_Production_in_Balochistan

®Native livestock Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture are very diverse in many ways, having different names in different regions, many colors, sizes, and purposes etc.

 

Good News as the People’s Agriculture is Rebirthing in Western Europe

Imagine the villagers/people who keep their animals as the companion and member of the family. Such culture is still sustaining if not thriving in Africa, Asia, and South America.

But here is another good news, the migrants coming from the peoples’ agricultural background are rebirthing the people’s agriculture. Their rural background bringing a positive change in the forgotten rural regions of the Europe.

Migrants are incredible
The migrants are doing their dream job in western Europe

In the link provided below, is the story of the migrants who are contributing in livestock agriculture in the Spanish ViciedoRoom in the middle: the Africans repopulating Spain’s dying villages

Cultures must survive and resist the fast changing world. One of the main cultures of humankind is agriculture. I wanna remind that factory farming is not agriculture. Do you agree?

Wars are not Grown Naturally

Wars are not grown naturally like plants but engineered by some greedy minds and war mongers to steal the diverse types of resources, both in kind and value. In short, war is a milking cow for ill minds and greedy bellies.

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The planet was green, the plants and the animal kingdom grew in a symbiotic environment. The human being was dragged into greed. They made groups, borders, weapons, and armies to satisfy their greed (of a diverse kind). The weaker and poor communities and the people are the sufferers.

A Dream or a Reality

The people farming with the people intelligence

I dream of the world where nobody plays with anybody’s health, food, emotions, status, and fate. What do you think? Is it possible? I think yes, with the people’s role, people politics, people agriculture, people intelligence.

 

Small Scaled Family Farming

In my view, farming is only profitable and sustainable in true form when it is practice as people’s agriculture, not the machine’s agriculture. With the people’s agriculture, the orchard/garden is considered as part of the home and the animal cares as a family member. images

I have the background of the subsistence rural agriculture and know the link between the small scaled farmer and their farm and animals. Such farmers only pick the fruit and vegetables when it is needed for food and cash money. The same they do with the animals. They hardly sell their animals when there is no extreme demand for the money.