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Sustainable economic utilisation of wild south american camelids: strategies for improving rural productivity in pastoral communities in latin america

Objective

The research aims to increase the productive base of communities in the high mountain and steppe ecosystems in Latin America by production of high quality textile fibre from the wild South American came lids - the vicuna and the guanaco. Results are guidelines for best practice for sustainable economic utilisation of wild South American came lids in Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Information will be disseminated to producers, the European textile industry, rural communities, and regional policy makers through publication and by establishing network of researchers and experts. The project involves primary research on economics, ecology, animal welfare, management of genetic diversity, and reproduction, and applied research to develop guidelines for best practice, policy recommendations, scientific networking, and environmental education.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MACAULAY LAND USE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Address
Craigiebuckler
AB15 8QH Aberdeen
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

CONOPA - COORDINADORA DE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO DE CAMELIDOS SUDAMERICANOS
Peru
Address
Los Cerezos 106, Urb. Los Recaudadores De Salamanc
3 Ate Vitarte - Lima
JOHNSTON'S OF ELGIN LTD
United Kingdom
Address
New Mill, Elgin
Inverness
JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITY OF GIESSEN
Germany
Address
Ludwigstrasse 23
35390 Giessen
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE
Chile
Address
Correo 22
Santiago
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE LUJAN
Argentina
Address
Av Corrientes 1145 Of. 47
6700 Lujan
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
Address
L'antiga Senda De Senent 11
46071 Valencia
UNIVERSITY OF OSLO
Norway
Address
Songsveien 68, 2Nd Floor
0317 Oslo