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Satellite imagery saves cattle from drought

Satellite imagery saves cattle from drought

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Domesticated cattle are depicted in this rock art made 8,000 to 5,000 years ago in the Sahel, when this part of the Sahara was still green and before it began to be hit by drought.

Using data from satellite imagery, insurers can assess the impact of drought on the vegetation that livestock need to survive. Could this be a lifeline for Kenyan farmers?

Article by ILRI’s Bryn Davies and Andrew Mude

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