Back to the future. The future has roots in the people’s intelligence. The author has a unique philosophy, based on the concept of 'people’s intelligence', wisdom, experience and practices can give better solution to the complexions prevailing in present situation. The people/communities with their centuries old experience and wisdom can better answer the challenges we are facing. The people with the agricultural background can better give the answer to the challenges of safe food, food security, climate change adaptation and decisions making regarding the political encounters. The author is trying to convince the masses as; how the people are playing crucial role in agricultural farming and produce health food if compare to factory farming. The author has a view point that the wars are not the natural phenomenon but fabricated by greed’s of some industrialists who sell the arms and earn the contracts of so called re-development. I hereby invite colleagues from all over the world to share their ideas and point of view. They can comment in the way and tone they want. The only humble request is to keep the level of dignity and respect at place.
The human communities had been facing challenges since the unknown time of human history. In the meanwhile, they had been responding with critical analyses, mature responses, and solid philosophies. Though taking a longer time period (evolution) the results were always easy to understand, interesting to implement and accurate to target the challenge. The people’s science is a great art which is proved by the time and generations.
Lets’ take the health science (people’s health science) as an example. It was absolutely based on the concepts of symbiosis, wellness of all, hot & cold (nature of the product), personal nature, prevailing environments, habitats and landscape (weather, water, air etc) and a long list of things. The Philosophy of Symbiosis and Gut’s Role in Natural Health
The techniques of the people’s science are fortified with the following merits.
Free of side effects
Symbiotic in nature
Local solution (available local)
Cheaper in prices (usually free available)
No intellectual and proprietary rights
No corporate business is involved
No problem to the environment.
As a conclusion of the talk, I would expect, the scientists, philosophers, thinkers, policymakers, educationist, and politicians to consider this precious part of science. The modern era is forcing this precious heritage of people’s science towards extinction. It is the utmost need of time to give proper place to people’s science so that the modern ideas go hand in hand with the proven science of the communities.
This year (2017), we noticed a stinging acceleration in the prices of certain agricultural commodities like Onion (from the June until now) and tomato (September to date) in Pakistan. During the same period, such products remained at the lowest prices in India. The higher prices of these commodities in Pakistan were because of the closure of the Durand Line, the weathering extremities, and the higher demand for those items.
The Farmer in India & Afghanistan and the consumer in Pakistan
One can see interesting but annoying pictures throughout in the region on the internet. In India, the farmer throwing the tomato and onion on the roads as a show of anger, while the people in Pakistan are struggling to manage tomato and onion for family use.
Onioned was thrown and crushed in India for their low prices
The tomato crisis in Pakistan
Interestingly, when the prices of tomato were low…
The idea of ‘eating less and adaptation of slow food pattern’ need to be supported and promoted. The more we consume, the more is the hike in problems (warming, poor health, and other catastrophes). Such problems and climate change are very much linked with the quantity, quality, and pattern of consumption, in all ways from food to energy.People’s Animal Agriculture and Low Carbon Livestock
The Values of Life Must be Discussed Again
The values of life we have accepted to be true since decades need to be analyzed and discussed again. I have been challenging those values. An endless growth is not possible (how big we can be?) with finite resources and a finite capacity of our earth to store carbon and tolerate heat. Endless growth is not possible when it makes those most vulnerable suffer (the small scaled rural farmer) even more when it undermines the social system. We do not only need to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies but we have to change our perspective on our energy consumption and even feeding the habit.
The Peoples’ Agriculture is the Solution
Let’s promote people’s agriculture and respect the values and knowledge of the communities (their knowledge is sound as evolved since unknown ages, in tune environmental conditions and the consumers’ demands) and to involve them in research and development policies.
I love the concept of the people’s agriculture and intelligence. Here are some great pictures for your eyes, my precious reader. The people agriculture is low carbon livestock. The pictures tell how useful and sustainable is such type of husbandry. It is raised locally and consume locally, the great job the people doing.
The unique sheep breed of central Balochistan with promising milk yield potential. The keepers keep the animals like their family member. Look, they have made an artistic hair/wool cut
Musakhail tribe/region is home to the precious livestock genetic resources. The sheep is one of the most important livestock and is the core of the economy. The landscape is well suited for animal agriculture
Sheep and goat drinking water from the pond in Hassankhail area of Musakhail.
The landscape is one of the most beautiful among the scenic views in Pakistan. The sheep breed has fine wool and have a promising compensatory growth.
The goat is one of the oldest companion.
I found a very useful link to a blog from my friend page, it will be very informative for those who are the beginners in the people’s agriculture Low carbon livestock.
Food for Thought
The climate change along with growing desertification consequence in the adoption of new strategies, for the native livestock keepers’, adaptation is the best tactic. Unfortunately, the so called policy makers are not that much in tune as the rural indigenous people of the bush are. These sensible livestock keepers know how to materialize livestock agriculture sustainably as; to satisfy versatile requirements of the owner/community and ensure its own life whereas depending on available natural resources (the people wisdom).
The strategies adopted by the native/indigenous people are highly useful to guarantee sustainable farming systems under climate change scenario. Their knowledge is based on centuries’ long experience and evolved with the natural phenomena; making it the treasurable heritage of humanity. They evolve their practice/systems in tune with the prevailing conditions, availability of the natural resources and the consumers demand their products to judicially use the livestock genetic resources. The native livestock keepers deserve the right place and share in the research and development strategies adapted for the agriculture sector of a country.
Imagine the villagers/people who keep their animals as the companion and member of the family. Such culture is still sustaining if not thriving in Africa, Asia, and South America.
But here is another good news, the migrants coming from the peoples’ agricultural background are rebirthing the people’s agriculture. Their rural background bringing a positive change in the forgotten rural regions of the Europe.
Wars are not grown naturally like plants but engineered by some greedy minds and war mongers to steal the diverse types of resources, both in kind and value. In short, war is a milking cow for ill minds and greedy bellies.
I dream of the world where nobody plays with anybody’s health, food, emotions, status, and fate. What do you think? Is it possible? I think yes, with the people’s role, people politics, people agriculture, people intelligence.