Research is an integral part of our work. It underpins our programmatic and advocacy work and improves our activities. Through sharing our research, we also share our learning and increase understanding of the issues facing working equids and their owners in developing countries.
This report is part of our policy and research to increase knowledge of the links between working equine welfare and human welfare. It focuses on the economic contributions of working horses, mules and donkeys to household incomes and aims to highlight to policymakers that these animals are financially benefiting their owners.
The Brooke Pakistan programme has established a dedicated research resource to work on topics relating to service provision and community engagement, clinical issues and policy-related topics. The team aims to share details of their work at national and international level.
Our policy research provides the main evidence base for our advocacy. It allows us to make substantiated claims about the essential role of working equids in sustaining the livelihoods of their owners and the importance of their welfare for the benefit of people.
In 2013 Brooke initiated the Voices from Women research project to explore the role of working horses, mules and donkeys in supporting the lives of women from the perspectives of the women themselves.
The Brooke India programme includes an active research team, working on topics relating to service providers and community engagement, equine clinical issues and policy-related topics. They aim to share details of their programme’s work at both the national and international level.
The Kenyan team has shared several pieces of work at international scientific conferences.
In 2014 Brooke undertook an assessment of several coal mine sites in Choa Saidan Shah in Pakistan, interviewing donkey owners and other mine workers.
We aim to share our work widely to encourage learning and stimulate debate on working equine welfare. We list our peer reviewed published papers with links to summaries or full texts wherever possible. A listing of our oral presentations at scientific conferences since 2012 is also provided.