Livestock management practices to cope with climate change

    | August 6, 2012

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    Livestock play a huge role in the lives of African farmers, and not just as a source of food. Livestock can also be a source of income and security in tough times. Livestock also have many cultural values, for example as a means of paying dowry.

    With climate change affecting the productivity and health of livestock as well as crops, this script makes some suggestions on how to change livestock-raising practices to adapt to the changing climate. Many suggestions are made, including establishing pasture fields, planting drought-tolerant grass and crops for feed, constructing dikes as a reliable source of water, and keeping only as many animals as you can manage well.