Reviving the Ankole Longhorns of Uganda
Ankole Longhorn cattle-keepers in Uganda were supported by the Uganda chapter of the Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) and the League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Development (LPP) in documenting the significance of their cattle, with a focus on their multiple uses. For this, they used an approach developed by the Local Livestock for the Empowerment of Rural People (LIFE) network, with the aim of promoting the conservation of indigenous breeds among their traditional keepers by drawing on their knowledge, concepts and priorities. The LIFE approach treats breeds as a product of social networks that operate according to certain rules. A 4-page summary of the Ankole cattle-keepers’ documentation can be found in the Agroecology Case Study “Reviving the Ankole Longhorns of Uganda” published in 2014 by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA).