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Minimizing Drought in the Horn of Africa
A recent Aljazeera article, discusses how a persistent lack of rainfall between October and December creates a cycle of drought and food shortages each year in the Horn of Africa. Currently as many as 12 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are in dire need of food assistance. The article discusses how access to information is making a difference. Farmers are now using mobile phones and visiting local information hubs to access the latest climate information so they can implement drought mitigation strategies. Trees for the Future is also sharing information by teaching farmers to plant drought resistant forest gardens that provide food and income for their families. Read more.
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