Can cheese save Rajasthan's threatened camels and camel culture?

Submitted by Ilse Kohler-Rollefso (@IlseKohler) on Sep 28, 2020

Session type: 15 mins session on procuring cheese/cheese tourism Status: Confirmed & Scheduled

Abstract

Rajasthan is losing its camel which is its state animal. The only option for saing it by creating value chains for camel raw materials so as to provide economic incentives for its traditional breeders. Cheese has emerged as one of the most viable options.

Outline

This session will provide the background for the sad situation of camels in Rajasthan, talk about the global hype around camel milk as a superfood and why cheese has emerged as one of the most promising avenues for reviving Rajasthan’s amazing Raika camel culture.

Requirements

none

Speaker bio

I am founder of Camel Charisma Pvt. Ltd which has pioneered camel cheese in India and have been researching camels for more than 40 years.

Links

Slides

https://www.canva.com/design/DAEFHWYSkiU/w4Po9XCKCLvNXgme0EtTrg/view?website#2:more-cheese-please

Preview video

https://www.dw.com/en/saving-rajasthans-camels/av-46405278

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