Eve Miguel, Ahmed El Idrissi, Véronique Chevalier, Alexandre Caron, Bernard Faye, Malik Peiris, François Roger . FAO EMPRES 360 v46
Camelids play a crucial role in human societies living in dry, even hostile environments such as deserts or high mountains (small camelids). They provide food (i.e. milk, meat), fibre (i.e. wool, leather) and draft power (i.e. transportation, cultivation). Their capacity to travel long distances in water-poor environments is also a key asset for trade and communication throughout arid and semiarid ecosystems….