Camelid Productions, Products and Welfare

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 69

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SELMET Research Unit (Système d’élevage en milieu Méditerranéen et Tropical), CIRAD (Centre de Cooperation International en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement), Montpellier, France
Interests: large camelids; camel milk; camel meat; milk and meat processing; animal welfare; camel farming
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Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
Interests: pastoralism; indigenous studies; household economy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For the International Year of the Camelids, as decreed by the United Nations, a Special Issue of Animals is proposed; this Special Issue will be dedicated to this emblematic family from the most disadvantaged areas of the planet, encompassing small camelids in the South American highlands, and large camelids from Africa or Asia. Their production (milk, meat, wool in particular) and their services (desertification combat, auxiliaries in transport and agricultural activities, sport and leisure) make them the companions of millions of people in high-altitude or desert regions. This Special Issue aims to highlight the potential of these species in the service of humans living in difficult regions: their production, their products their modern or traditional valorization, and their breeding by communities or in a more intensive context, without forgetting their welfare in changing climatic and managerial contexts. Camelids, as a family of domesticated animals (some still wild) between tradition and modernity, offer biological models, are producers of goods and services, and are elements of desert or Andean anthropo-ecosystems. This Special Issue aims to elucidate the current advances in which the scientific community is showing growing interest.

Dr. Bernard Faye
Prof. Allan Degen
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  • camelid productions
  • camelid products
  • camelid welfare

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