Camels4Life…. Advocacy for camel keepers is the immense need of time. They should take on board while making policies for food and agriculture, especially about camels.camel for blog

When I started camel research in 2005, very little  information was available on the camel in Pakistan. Very few among the city dwellers were aware of the peculiarities of camel milk, especially milk. There we no information available as a separate entity on camel milk in government economic survey etc. Camel milk was considered as other milk than cow and buffalo.

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The policy makers were completely blank about the camel and its role in Pakistan. I completed my research/thesis of Ph.D. on this unique animal and proved its value as a live animal, role of products and also role in culture and heritage. The camel is getting more and more importance. Pakistani camel is now well documented in breeds and their worth is well defined. Now there are many people who know about camel importance in the cities also. The camel herders already knew it since centuries. My article on a camel as unique and fascinating animal played a pivotal role in camel promotion.

Kohi Camel Caravan

http://saves.org.pk/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=20

Yesterday I visited a camel milk shop in Karachi. It was a great pleasure for me to see a shop with camel milk. The camel is the next superfood indeed and I’m glad that the general public awareness in this regard is increasing. I am so proud and confident of my voice as strong and loud. Superfood (Camel Milk) can Beat the Challenge of Superbug (Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics)

Published by Dr Raziq

I’m PhD in Animal Agriculture, currently working as a Technical Manager at Al Ain Dairy (Camel Farm), Alain, UAE. I had worked as a Professor and Dean, at the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Pakistan (LUAWMS). I work on and write for the subjects of ‘turning camel from a beast of burden to a sustainable farm animal’, agricultural research policies, extensive livestock production systems, food security under climate change context, and sustainable use of genetic resources for food and agriculture. I’m the founder and head of the Society of Animal, Veterinary and Animal Scientists (SAVES), Founder of the Camel Association of Pakistan and Organizer of the Group Camel4Life. I also work as a freelance scientist working (currently member of steering committee) for Desert Net International (DNI). I’m an ethnoecologist, ethnobotanist, Ethnovet and ethomedicie researcher and reviewer. I explore deserts and grazing lands for knowledge and understanding.

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21 Comments

  1. This AM on BBC Worldservice there was a spot on research being conducted with camel milk showing a positive relationship between its consumption and lower occurances of TB

  2. salut Diana
    je vous remercie beaucoup pour votre visite et pour le suivi,c’est très intéressant ce que vous écrivez.
    A+ j’espère!
    Mustapha
    zorro42.wordpress.com

  3. my wife is using camel milk since last 4 months nd she is feeling very affective in jint pain

  4. Assalam Alykum
    I can avail 100 ltrs. pure camel milk on daily basis but unfortunately don’t have any idea how to preserve it for some time. Hence can’t approach in Karachi or Islamabad. So if anybody interested to start business or Partnership and has the experience. Feel secure to conact me Insha Allah me Ghulam 03332958648

  5. Reblogged this on Camel, food security and climate change and commented:

    Camel milk powder and Ice cream will be soon available in the market as Al Ain dairy is launching these new camel products. Some one can import and convert it to liquid milk. Now camel milk is easy to find and use. Though the best product is the fresh milk produce in natural habitat of camel while browsing on natural fauna.

    1. Vous êtes les bienvenus Mustapha . Le lait de chamelle fait vraiment la différence . La course de chameau fait également l’espace en Europe , notamment en France .

  6. Quite eager to have the taste of camel milk, searching for ways & means to get the pure product.

    1. That is really interesting as you are eager to have camel milk. Please let me know where do you live? Camel milk is now available in many quarters of the world.

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