Issues ref Developing-Country Livestock

Hi Vijay

Given your interest in food security and wider issues surrounding it you may like to see this video about Climate Food and Developing-Country Livestock Farmers ILRI film:

In my mind it connects with John's vision for a model farm development at Attachab Eco-village and why it is important to develop models of good practice and effective ways to share them.

Of course at Fantusam Foudation many initiatives are inter-related, so this is also relevant to the idea Cicely was promoting for helping farmers through the Internet services provided by Zittnet. (You may remember this idea and our excitement around trying to win some serious prize money which I covered in my blog.)

Anyhow - there it is - a video with a big general theme and some links to how it relates locally regarding our friends in Nigeria.


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Hi Pam,

Interesting film.

As I said in an earlier blog, the biggest casualty of climate change will be the small farmers around the world--and these include the small livestock owners.

For many of them, it will become a regular fight to survive, unless they are supported by well-meaning aid agencies, NGOs and rural CSOs.

To help cope with climate change, every development organisation worth its stripe has to work with the small farmer--in terms of providing technology, finance, information and markets--so that he/she can sustain their livelihoods, against any odds.


Hi Vijay

I read the link, but my system was running a bit slowly, so unfrotunately I didn't see what ever else was downloading. As a result I didn't get a clear idea of how they were achieving what they said they were doing.

On a similar theme of education/training changing what people are doing in farming you may like to read the article below from IRIN


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Date: 2009/12/18
Subject: KENYA: Where there's cluck, there's brass

ISIOLO, 16 December 2009 (IRIN) - Pastoralists in parts of the semi-arid eastern region of Isiolo are abandoning their nomadic lifestyles in favour of farming to improve their food security and livelihoods.