Community of Practice for Pro-Poor Livestock Development
Most of the following documents have been collated by the Community of Practice for Pro-poor Livestock Development. Use this link to take a look and sign up, http://www.cop-ppld.net/
The concept of “Community of Practice” (CoP) has emerged within development communities to strengthen the connections among likeminded persons who seek to improve, through joint actions and collaborations, both knowledge and practice.
The CoP for Pro-poor Livestock Development (CoP-PPLD) intends to be a global and inclusive partnership of practitioners, managers, researchers and other actors involved in livestock development that want to exchange experiences,manage relevant knowledge, and support learning across countries and institutions as an instrument to achieve better results.
The launching and pilot phase of the CoP-PPLD have been supported and facilitated by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), with the kind contribution of the Government of Italy and of the Government of Finland.
As well as a knowledgebase of many more items such as those listed below, the CoP-PPLD includes a rosta of livestock experts, newsroom, forum, bulletin board, wiki and forum.
Food product marketing, value chains and food security
Adding Value to Livestock Diversity - Marketing to promote local breeds and improve livelihoods - This publication describes eight examples of marketing of livestock products (wool, cashmere, milk, meat and hides) from local breeds of Bactrian camels, dromedaries, goats and sheep in seven countries in Africa, Asia and Latin
America. It shows how they have kept local breeds in use, while enabling the small-scale livestock keepers and pastoralists who raise them to improve their livelihoods.
Value chain analysis of livestock systems
Trading up - building cooperation between farmers and traders in Africa
Linking people, places and products A guide for promoting quality linked to geographical origin and sustainable geographical implications
The Future Control of Food A Guide to International Negotiations and Rules on Intellectual Property,Biodiversity and Food Security published by International Development Research Centre is available over the Internet (click on the title).
FAO Policy Brief: When emergencies last for decades; how to improve food security in protracted crises
Institutional development and participatory approaches to livestock development
Impact Assessment of the Community Animal Health System in Mandera West District, Kenya
Development of village institutions for equitable and sustainable access to natural resources
Innovations in Common Land Development - Strengthening Institutional and Physical spaces for Poor Livestock-keepers
Rangelands, pastoralism, livestock and livelihoods
Introductory guidlines to Participtory Rangeland Management in Pastoral Areas
Heifer International book on livestock and livelihoods
Modern and mobile. The future of livestock production in Africa's drylands
Good Practice Guide: "Pasturalism, Nature Conservation and Development"
Learning fom the Delivery of Social Services to Pastoralists: Elements of Good Practice This study focused on provision of services to mobile pastoralists, but that does not necessarily imply mobility of services: good practice may also imply making static services appropriate to pastoralists. It uses a number of examples, particularly from Africa and Asia, that show how particular services have been adapted to Pastoralism in different contexts, and that illustrate the underlying principles of good practice.
Building Fodder Security in Rural Areas - Validation of Traditional Knowledge on Fodder & its Reintegration into Livelihoods
Sheep and goats
Farmers Dairy Goat Production Handbook
Smallstock in Development Toolbox Aims to provide a range of practical information and descriptions of techniques or "tools" to assist in increasing the efficiency of operations of smallholders and/or the productivity of their animals. The tools include technical interventions, husbandry advice, policy change guidelines and empowerment suggestions. The overall scope is to improve the management of knowledge generated by research and generally improve the communication between farmers and the research institutions.
Guidelines for preparation and implementation of smallholder goat projects
Use of goats in poverty alleviation and potential effects on the environment
The goat as a tool in poverty alleviation
Women and livestock production
Reaching rural women. Designing programmes that meet their needs through a consultative process
Recognising local innovation in livestock-keeping – a path to empowering women
Women's empowerment in pastoral societies - The study is a global view of different experiences and good practice, based on case studies and success stories on women empowerment processes among the pastoral societies. It aims to support advocacy and to develop awareness of some of the options for sustainable pastoral development, which will be shared with policy makers and development/conservation practitioners in the form of a policy brief.
Unpacking the 'Poor Productivity' Myth - Women Resurrecting Poultry Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Andhra Pradesh, India