Tanzanian herders get free cows to cope with drought

AlertNet: As recurring drought afflicts much of East Africa's drylands, the Tanzanian government is trying to save the livelihoods of traditional herders by giving them free animals. The Cattle Replenishing Initiative aims to rebuild the stocks of herders who have lost thousands of cattle, goats, sheep and donkeys during the worst drought in the country's history, which began in 2008. Many experts believe increasingly erratic rainfall is linked to climate change. President Jakaya Kikwete asserts that,......

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