Drought preparedness and intervention – the role of the Veterinarian
Introduction Drought is a long period of dry weather when there is not enough water and pastures for livestock to live on. Droughts are a natural phenomenon and are becoming more frequent and more severe with time. They do impact negatively on livestock production and food security. Ultimately human livelihoods, dignity and general health are severely comprised. Their effects are more felt in areas where nomadic pastoralism is the way of life (Arid and Semi-Arid Lands).