ILRI Films: Why Livestock?

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Why Livestock? (Length: 4:35) What happens when farming families in poor countries lose their most important possessions? Through the words of one African family, we learn how livestock losses can change lives. ‘Life is hard for us now without livestock,’ says this family.

Why Livestock? (Length: 4:35) What happens when farming families in poor countries lose their most important possessions? Through the words of one African family, we learn how livestock losses can change lives. ‘Life is hard for us now without livestock,’ says this family.

Ugandan Milking Song (Length: 1:18) A traditional milking song recorded in Uganda and describing the importance of milk to rural families.

Ugandan Milking Song (Length: 1:18) A traditional milking song recorded in Uganda and describing the importance of milk to rural families.

Kenyan Pastoralist Song (Length: 1:36) Traditionally sung by mothers, this song describes the importance of cattle to a pastoralist community living in a semi-desert area. Loosely translated from the original.

Kenyan Pastoralist Song (Length: 1:36) Traditionally sung by mothers, this song describes the importance of cattle to a pastoralist community living in a semi-desert area. Loosely translated from the original.

Why Livestock? - summary (Length: 2:57) What happens when farming families in poor countries lose their most important possessions? Through the words of one African family, we learn how livestock losses can change lives. ‘Life is hard for us now without livestock,’ says this family.

Why Livestock? - summary (Length: 2:57) What happens when farming families in poor countries lose their most important possessions? Through the words of one African family, we learn how livestock losses can change lives. ‘Life is hard for us now without livestock,’ says this family.

Livestock In Malawi (Length: 3:41) Most households in this small land-locked country are facing diminishing land, soils, water and other resources. A few farm animals offer them a way to increase their food production, gain a regular income and improve their nutrition.

Livestock In Malawi (Length: 3:41) Most households in this small land-locked country are facing diminishing land, soils, water and other resources. A few farm animals offer them a way to increase their food production, gain a regular income and improve their nutrition.

Chickens—The World's Most Numerous Livestock (Length: 3:38) Chickens, the worldʼs most numerous livestock, provide food and money for hundreds of millions of people. How can the enormous potential of chicken be exploited more sustainably and their diversity protected?

Chickens—The World's Most Numerous Livestock (Length: 3:38) Chickens, the worldʼs most numerous livestock, provide food and money for hundreds of millions of people. How can the enormous potential of chicken be exploited more sustainably and their diversity protected?

The Potential of Livestock in Mozambique (Length: 5:39) In this poor country suffering the after-effects of two wars as well as annual floods and droughts, livestock offer people a rare form of security and way to improve their lives.

The Potential of Livestock in Mozambique (Length: 5:39) In this poor country suffering the after-effects of two wars as well as annual floods and droughts, livestock offer people a rare form of security and way to improve their lives.

Mozambican Livestock Song (Length: 1:46) Recorded at a wedding, this song describes the importance of livestock to poor agricultural communities when times are bad. Translated loosely from the original.

Mozambican Livestock Song (Length: 1:46) Recorded at a wedding, this song describes the importance of livestock to poor agricultural communities when times are bad. Translated loosely from the original.


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