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 … Continue reading The Farming System that Ensures Biodiversity Conservation
The story is hereby released at the eve of the World Camel Day 2018. The author was invited by the newly established Mongolian Camel Milk Company. The group owns their camels in the desert as their half families live there with the precious livestock in the amazing Gobi. I started traveling from Dubai airport (2 … Continue reading The Camel Milk Story from the Gobi Desert Mongolia
I hereby to start a discussion about the selection of genetic resource for livelihood in the difficult ecosystems of the world. In my view, a true and durable sustainability of food production can be achieved with the tool of the local/native genetic resources embodied with the traditional knowledge. *Sustainability in true sense means ‘considering the … Continue reading The Ultimate Choice or an Old Song with the New Drum?
Camel and goats like the salty and spiny species of plants. Such plants are also called ice cream species for camel and goats. In part 1, we discussed the fodder trees which are very much liked by the camels and goats. Here the bushes species will be briefly discussed along with the pictures.The Ice Cream … Continue reading Plants that are Liked such as Icecream by the Camels. Part 2
Arab Traditional Knowledge and the related terminologies about the camel milking traits or dairy traits
Camel and goats like the salty and spiny species of plants. Such plants are also called ice cream species for camel and goats. Here, I share some special pictures of such species which I shot today during my morning walk. Haloxylon salicornicum (Ramas) In my homeland, this plant is known as Shorie (Pashtu). Beside the animal … Continue reading Plants that are Liked such as Icecream by the Camels. Part 1
The scientists think that the world will become severely crowded by century 2600 when power consumption could turn the planet into a sizzling fireball Stephen Hawking explains how we could reach Mars in less than an HOUR and Pluto in days. The air will turn red, dry and dusty. In my point of view, the … Continue reading My Philosophy of Sustainability
The centuries old rich camel heritage of Cholistan with the Marrecha tribe of camels is under threat.
I wrote this quote on facebook, (in joke mode) later on, many comments and reactions appeared. The people are really food sensitive. I just share, what the comments say. When some people just understood that I claim this because of my education, I reply as below. “it is not about the feed and my qualification. It is … Continue reading Big claim, I’m one of the best human nutritionists with 45 years experience
Thinking critically and philosophically, the camel has two sides of the actuality, i.e. the real one and the exterior one. Camel is not like other animals but unique, having dualistic sides and special value if asses with a holistic approach. Following are the few examples. The decorated Marrecha camel of Cholistan desert of Pakistan 1. Though … Continue reading The camel Worth Different in Reality VS the Appearance
Not only the climate but the Earth as a whole is Changing Under earth changing context, the water is getting more importance in all aspects. Due to many reasons, the consumption of water is ever increasing and the recharging sources are depleting. High water costs High input/output agriculture is engulfing immense amount of water per … Continue reading Water Foot Print VS the Earth Change
Maalem is a camel pastoralist in Kenya and she is thankful for camel as this precious animal ensures livelihood in the climatic calamities of the region. Bone-dry plains roasted by a relentless equatorial sun. At first glance, there’s little to be found in the fields near Isiolo, a provincial town about five hours’ drive north of the … Continue reading The Climate Change Forced African Pastoralists to Replace Cow with the Camel
A one day workshop was organized by Ngaanyatjarra Camel CompanyIndigenous camel company gets over the hump, Camel Treck Australia, and Agricultural Consulting Company Queensland Australia to find ways for Australian camel export to the GCC Region Gulf Cooperation Council. The details of the program are attached Workshop Program Rafat (1). The theme and the venue of the workshop … Continue reading Australian Organization and the Government are Looking to find Ways for Camel Genetic Resources to GCC Region
Zygophyllum qatarense is a salt-tolerant plant of the Arabian Peninsula that grows as a rounded, dwarf shrub. In adaptation to retaining water in its saline environment, it has small compact leaves that are rather fleshy and succulent. The camel loves this plant because of 2 main reasons, the i.e. rich source of water and providing … Continue reading The Strong and Resilient Plant of Desert; Zygophyllum (Zygophyllum qatarense)
The beautiful series of World Camel’s Day (WCD) is continue. The recent updates are received by Hannah Purss from Australia. She is telling about her camel journey and the milking camels of Australia. Here is her article in the ensuing lines. “I was first introduced to camels when I was working in Central Australia, a … Continue reading The Milking Camels of Australia~World Camel’s Day Gift