Camel Peronia in Japan

Happy world camel day from Japan

A letter from Yosuke Fuchiwaki (Tokyo JAPAN)

Hello, I am Japanese lover camel. We operate a homepage for Japanese camel mania called “Camel Paranoia”. (However, the explanation is in Japanese).
There are many pictures of camels I met during my trip, and camel goods that are hard to find in Japan.
Since it is World Camel Day today, I would appreciate if you could link to the CAMEL4ALL website.

Thank you.

My Site “Camel Paranoia”
http://www.eva.hi-ho.ne.jp/fuchi/

Yosuke Fuchiwaki (Tokyo JAPAN)

http://www.eva.hi-ho.ne.jp/fuchi/

Milk is not Just Food, Commodity, or Business

Milk is not just food, commodity, or business. It’s a world of small farmers, women and men, herders and shepherds, people of courage and strong traditions. They say: “If you want to be a dairy farmer, you’ve got to sleep on your feet”. Today, when we are celebrating the International Milk Day, my thoughts of gratitude and admiration go to the dairy farmers of every corner of the Planet Earth. Written by Inna Punda

YES, milk is not only food but culture and institute. There is a lot of knowledge revolving around the milk. Milk is a very integral entity of the livestock keepers’ communities. Milk is a source of cash income for the world’s poor and rural women. Milk provides strong bonding between humans and animals and the environment. Milk is the most nutritious and delicious food. I love camel milk.

Happy World Milk Day

Raise a glass of camel milk and celebrate world milk day.

#camelmilk #worldmilkday

Dr. Raziq Celebrating world milk day with a glass of camel milk

We cannot ignore the worth of camel milk, both the volume and the quality. https://camel4all.blog/2020/05/30/global-coalition-for-camel-milk-ad-hoc-is-celebrating-world-milk-day/amp/

A Book on Camels Wins Nautilus Award

I am very honored to share this news: Author Christina Adams has been awarded a Nautilus Book Award for Camel Crazy:

A Quest for Miracles in the Mysterious World of Camels. The Nautilus Book Awards involve highly esteemed authors and publishers from the US and over 20 nations around the world.

This achievement is more notable due to a record number of entries and a diversity of high-quality books. The organization states it is “truly encouraged by the new perspectives these books present with which to co-create a better future, individually and collectively.”

Afghan Cameleers in Australia

The Afghan cameleers (majority Afghan but all the other cameleers) play a vital role in the early development of the Australia. Those who are interested to read further in the details, can read the book (picture 1), Australian Muslim Cameleers, which provides details about the history and role of those great cameleers.

The Afghan cameleers (majority Afghan but all the other cameleers) play a vital role in the early development of the Australia. Those who are interested to read further in the details, can read the book (picture 1), Australian Muslim Cameleers, which provides details about the history and role of those great cameleers.

One hundred and sixty years after the first camels and their cameleers arrived in Australia to aid explorers, the Royal Australian Mint celebrates the substantial contribution of the Afghan cameleers to Australia’s inland development. The cameleers, who came from countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey, were indispensable for their exploration efforts and for carrying goods to inland communities. Their contribution is celebrated with the release of these special 50c Silver Proof and Uncirculated Coins.

One can easily buy via the link https://eshop.ramint.gov.au/search?q=afghan+cameleers&fbclid=IwAR2-ezN18_-MxXxvapluP8U90ewTuXSHykofmxC_VIyI3lF82XBqFWhyQlk

I would certainely like to share some shots of the pages of the book ‘Australia’s Muslim Cameleers Pioneers of the Inland 1860-1930. The first camellers arrive for the Burke and Wills Epedition, 1860.

From the Archives, first camellers reached to Australia.

For the interest of the people (esp; Afghan), I hereby share some photographs of the book with the name and pictures of the camelers to have some idea about their homeland and tribes. Also, their names are very interesting and so their background information.

Shaurang is very old name in Pashtu, very rarely use these days.
This man in the picture looks like Marri, Buzdar or Bugti Baloch. They travelled to Australia with their camels and played a great role.
Sayed Naseer is mentioned as from Quetta, Afghanistan. It will be very interesting for the new generation of Pashtun Afghan living in the land now in Pakistan.
Noor Muhammad from Ghazni

Unfortunately, the camels in Australia are under great pressure and challenge. You can find some views about the Australian camels issue in my articles. https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-51032145

Also, you can read about the whole picture of the importance of camels and the way they can be use as a great asset. https://www.thenational.ae/uae/health/al-ain-doctor-sees-potential-in-camels-beyond-their-milk-1.51957?videoId=5594842144001

I’m looking forward to hear from you with suggestions and comments.

Kajalle Sheep Breed of Zhob

Habitat: The nucleus of the breed is Wani , Gosa, Babar, Kapip areas of Zhob and Hassankhail area of Musakhail district. Kakar, Khostai, Babar, Sherani, Hassankhail tribes are the custodians of the breed.
They are mall in size, white body coat with the redhead, fine dense wool is the
the salient feature of Kajalle breed.
Population Trend: The population of the Kajalle sheep is almost 200,000 and the trend is increasing.

https://camel4milk.wordpress.com/2020/01/26/kajalle-sheep-breed-of-zhob/

Natural Health with the Camel Milk

Habitat: The nucleus of the breed is Wani , Gosa, Babar, Kapip areas of Zhob and Hassankhail area of Musakhail district. Kakar, Khostai, Babar, Sherani, Hassankhail tribes are the custodians of the breed.
They are mall in size, white body coat with red head, fine dense wool are the
salient feature of Kajalle breed.
Population Trend: The population of the Kajalle sheep is almost 200,000 and the trend is increasing.

Zhob is home to the true sheep and goat culture
Zhob is a very ancient heritage point and home to the precious and unique livestock breeds. It is the cradle of sheep and goat breeds. Gossali or Kajjale sheep is a very unique sheep genetic resources of the region.

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Sandy or Deserted, Richland vs Poorland

The land cover with the sands is sandy, commonly known as desert. But all the sandy soil are not deserted soil. To me, deserted mean the land abused by the factory farming or monocultural farming, full of the residues of the pesticides, weedicides and chemicals.

The monoculture farming is hazardous to the flora and fauna and kill the mother earth natural health.

The sandy soils are commonly known as deserts because of the poor/low annual precipitation. When there is enough precipitation, such sandy lands turn into lush green meadows. Such lands are the reservoirs of the plants and animal genetic resources. The plants of the deserts are very beautiful with attractive flowers. https://camel4all.blog/2019/12/09/beautiful-flowers-and-fruits-of-wild-flora-of-united-arab-emirates/

In thins blog, I have to share some very beautiful pictures which I took yesterday in the evening time. We received some few rains last 3 weeks and now the desert is very beautiful and full of beautiful shrubs and flowers.

The sandy deserts are blessed with very special plants which conserve moisture in their cushions, hairy to divert evaporation moisture and hardy to resist strong sunshine.

We just need to place some inputs like reseeding of native plants, protection from grazing for a certain period and some landscape adjustment, we can turn the sandy desert into a shrubland.

فکرونه چی خوبونه شی

ځینې خوبونه داسی وی چي پرته له عمومي فکر نه راځی خو زېاتره خوبونه ستا د فکر عکس وی.

ځاڼګی

براي ما خوب لیدۍ چي بیخی ډیری ځاڼي په سهیلو سهیلو باندی راروانی وي. او بیا په اسمان کښ تَک تور دُوګ را پیدا سی. دا دوګ بیا د جالیانو شکل ومومی او د ځاڼګو شاوخوا را تاوُ سی. بیا دا ځاڼګي سوکه سوکه په جالیو کښ بندیږي اوُ لاندی را لویږي.

زه ور منډه کړم او د یو ځاڼګی د نیولو هڅه کوم. چی یو کس نا ببره را وغورځی او زما له لاسه ځاڼګی و کاږي. زه ډیری زارئ ورته وکړم چی ماته یی راکړه خو هغه زالم یی نه راکوی. زه أخر د روپیو لالچ ورکړم. او بیا هغه پیسی واخلی او ځاڼګی ماته راکړی. ځاڼګی بیخی ډیره ښایسته او اصیله وی او ما سره ډیر ګرانئ کوی. اوس زه بیخی ډیر خوشحاله یم.

هغه سړئ ماته یاي که زه نوری ځاڼی وغواړم نو هغه یی راکولاي سی. زه خوشحاله شم او ورته یایم سی ټولی ځاڼګی ماته راکه نو زه روپئ درکوم. زه غواړم سی ټولی آزادی کړم.

هغه ما ځان سره یو خوني ته بوزی. هلته بیخی ډیری ځاڼګی وی. خو هغه یی ګړدی حلالی کړی او صفا کړی وی. او یو غټه کوټه یی ځینی جوړه کړی وی. زه ډیر زیات حیران او پریشانه سم او په خواشینی کښ ورته و یایم سی زه نو دا مړي ځاڼګی څه کوم.

زه له ډیری خواشینئ آسمان ته وګورم. هغه له توره ګړځه ډک وی. او خال خال یوه یوه ځاڼګی روانه وی. سهیلونه ختم سوی وی. زه له ډیره غمه پُر مزکه را پریوزم او ناره کړم چی “خُدایه مرګ را وله ما بوزه”.

او بیا زه را ویښ سم.

Homemade Butter from Camel Milk

Making yogurt from camel milk is a challenge and so is the separation of butterfat. After a lengthy effort and trying different modules, ultimately we succeeded to make yogurt, separated butter, got whey (Shlombey, شلومبئ).

Whey made from camel milk

Shlombey is darling drink of the Pashtun Afghan people in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is also called as Pashtun’s wine. In subcontinent, it is called Lassi. It is made from the yogurt while separating the butterfat and adding water. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/215639450_Characterization_and_significance_of_Raigi_camel_a_livestock_breed_of_the_Pashtoon_pastoral_people_in_Afghanistan_and_Pakistan

Whey (Shlombey) made from camel milk

Soon, we will be able to have Qurooth (dried hard cheese) from Shlombey. This Qurooth is made with the method of Kararra (کراڑہ، کراړ‎ہ)۔

Butterfat made from camel milk
Butterfat

The methodology is still confidential. We made it at home after a longer efforts. We used traditional method to make it possible. Later, I shall share the methodology, once it is repeated many times with the same results.

I call this achievement as the camel milk revolution.

Compost Produced from Camels’ Manure

The compost is blackish in color, well rottened and odorless. It is a boit watery (high moisture content) but still very good quality. I’m still looking for a research fellow to analyse it chemically and publish the results.

This composed was prepared with a dump of 9 month, still is more dump. We shall open time to time and analyse it for its potential farm agent.

And lastly, The Camels — 5 Days Ago ..

. . The Dromedary Camel is an ‘Old World Camel’. It is estimated that the dromedary camel has been domesticated for perhaps 6000 years and has shaped the civilization of the entire world. . . Camels are very specialized animals. Their famous humps are stores not of water, but of fat, and can sustain them without […]

And lastly, The Camels — 5 Days Ago ..

The Beautiful Plants of Beautiful White Desert

Deserts are very beautiful and attractive, especially if the color of the sand is whitish. Few days before, I attended the Asian Camel Racing Federation founding meeting in Alwathba Abu Dhabi and lived in Jumeirah desert resort. https://camel4all.blog/2019/07/03/asian-camel-racing-federation-establishes-in-abu-dhabi-uae/

The hotel is a very attractive place to live and the surrounding of the hotel is very touchy with the sand and the hydrophytes plants. I shot some very attractive pictures of the vicinity where are presented below.

The author is an ethnobotanist and ethnoecologist, so straighly went to the nearby sands and started to find the local flora and fauna. There was no much biodiversity but I found 2 types of plants and lizard, though there were some pigeons and doves around. I mostly shoot the pictures of the zerophyte plant (zygophyllum) and compiled this album of the beautiful plant. Before, I have written and documented about this plant as a source of food for camels. Please go to the link below. https://camel4all.blog/2017/01/08/the-strong-and-resilient-plant-of-desert-zygophyllum-zygophyllum-qatarense/

Asian Camel Racing Federation Establishes in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Camel is one of the important livestock and a great player in the food security, livelihood insurance, and the sports’ world. The camel is the inseparable part of the heritage and cultures of the desert ecosystemS, especially the Arabian peninsula.

The value of camel as a sports’ animal, especially racing is well recognized and understood. The camel racing is held in different parts of the world with their local rules and norms. On the other hand, there are very specialized and established rules and regulations for camel racing in the Arabian Peninsula.

United Arab Emirates has always played a leading role in the formalization of the modern camel racing. There are many regular camel racing events in different periods of the year, which attracts many more tourist to see this heart touching game of camel racing. I must appreciate that the UAE is also the world’s top leading camel milk (CaM) producing country.

Keeping the pace of the great role in the camel’s world, UAE made it possible to establish the first founding meeting of the Asian Camel Racing Associations. The foundation meeting was held in Alwathba, Abu Dhabi, 27-29 June 2019.

Foundation General Assembly Meeting of the Asian Camel Association

The first day

The statutes of the Asian Camel Racing Federation (ACRF)’s proposed draft was discussed and finalized to be presented in the general assembly for approval.

The second day

The general assembly of the ACRF was held and the organizing body was announced. The body will be formally announced by the authority of the ACRF.

I hope ACRF will bring successes in the camel world of the region. The regional camel associations will be supported to be strengthen at local level and organize camel racing under the statutes and regulations of the ACRF.