India

India

Raika removing stone from sheep hoof

Year:  2018

Project: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) project. Supporting Evidence-Based Policy: a longitudinal study of AMR risk behaviors among livestock keeping communities in India. 

Job title:  Research Associate

Client: Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Location: Maharashtra, India

Skills: Research

Thematic areas: Antimicrobial resistance, animal health, human health, animal production, risk perception, behaviour

Brief description of responsibilities:

  • Review of the AMR  literature related to India
  • Development of research methods and tools particularly relating to AMR risk perception and behaviour.
  • Conducting household interviews, key informant interviews, focus group discussions and observation.

Year:  2015

Project: One Health project 

Job title:  Research Fellow

Client: University of Reading, England

Location: Maharashtra, India

Skills: Research

Thematic areas: One Health, animal health, human health, animal production, dairy sector, mastitis

Brief description of responsibilities:

  • Review of the One Health literature
  • For the purpose of the development of a mobile diagnostic App for mastitis: collecting cow bio-data, taking common and thermal pictures of the udder, taking temperature of the udder and to test each quarter of the udder with the Draminski mastitis counter.

Year:  2003

Project: Supporting Pastoral Livelihoods by Facilitating Adaptation and Innovation of Sheep Production Systems in Rajasthan, India

Job title:  Researcher 

Client: League for Pastoral Peoples

Location: Rajasthan, India

Skills: Research, M&E

Thematic areas: sheep production; sheep genetic resources; sheep breeding; sheep husbandry; gender-based knowledge, labour division and decision making; ethnoveterinary medicine

Brief description of responsibilities:

  •  Development of research methods and tools for research on sheep genetic resources, breeding strategies, herd composition, gender-based knowledge and labour division
  • Conducting participatory research using focus group discussions, Household interviews, key informant interviews and observation
  • Collect baseline data that will form the foundation for M&E of the project.
Raika sheep pastoralists

Geerlings, E (2013) End of the road for India's nomads? New Agriculturist, May 2013 WRENmedia

Raika showing breeding ram lamb

Geerlings, E (2004) The Black sheep of Rajasthan. Seedling, October 2004, p 11-16.

Year:  2001

Project:  Sheep husbandry and ethnoveterinary knowledge of Raika sheep pastoralists in Rajasthan, India

Job title:  M.Sc thesis research

Client:  University of Wageningen, The Netherlands

Location: Rajasthan, India

Skills: Research

Thematic areas:  sheep production, sheep genetic resources, sheep breeding, sheep husbandry, gender,  sheep disease prevalence, animal health services, ethnoveterinary medicine

Brief description of responsibilities:

  • Development of research methods and tools for my M.Sc. thesis on Sheep husbandry and ethnoveterinary knowledge of Raika sheep pastoralists in Rajasthan, India
  • Conducting participatory research using household interviews, focus group discussions, key informant interviews and observation
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Speaker at the 13th Symposium of the Foundation for Veterinary Medicine in Developing Cooperation. DIO-VSF Europe, 13 December 2001, Utrecht, The Netherlands. 'Ethnoveterinary medicine'. Traditional alternatives for modern medicine, useful in developing cooperation? Sheep husbandry and ethnoveterinary knowledge of Raika sheep pastoralists in Rajasthan, India.

Raika indicating health problem in sheep

Geerlings, Ellen. 2001. Sheep husbandry and ethnoveterinary knowledge of Raika sheep pastoralists in Rajasthan, India. MSc thesis, Wageningen University, Netherlands. 114 pp.