Livestock production: Cattle recovering slowly after drought

Question: Many of my cattle died during the drought and those that survived are recovering very slowly– despite all the rain and the availability of green grass. What can I do? The drought caused your cattle to lose weight due to the lack of fodder and grass. Their weak condition…

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Drought conditions still prevail in parts of southern Africa.

Zambia’s southern region to face hunger – IAPRI

Zambia’s southern areas may face food shortages arising from a recent drought, says the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI). In its latest bulletin titled The 2017/2018 dry spells: Should Zambia panic?, IAPRI says the scenario in the southern parts of the country requires the coordination of the Disaster Management…

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Drought to slash SA apple and pear exports in 2018

South African apple and pear export volumes are likely to drop by between 3% and 8% in 2018 due to ongoing drought. In a statement, industry association Hortgro said after 3 consecutive years of drought, conditions in the Eastern and Western Cape provinces have worsened, with very little prospects of…

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Southern Africa food outlook bleak – FAO

Southern Africa faces food deficits as a result of prolonged dry spells and fall armyworm, says the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). This comes as the Zambian agricultural think-tank the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) predicted the climatic and crop disease factors would negatively impact this year’s…

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