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Djibouti Livestock: In a critical situation

(HornTrade) - Years of drought have had a dramatic impact on the overall health of the herds deteriorated significantly. Pastoralists and agro pastoralists have suffered combined losses of livestock, estimated between 70% and 80%.

The latest drought is a continuation of previous similar disasters, the most severe were probably those of the years 2006 and 2008. Note that these were spread over a period of four to five years with tangible results in a rainfall deficit. The predictable result: the production of lambs is already lost because of rain delays. Read the rest of this entry »