The Livestock and Climate Change Change CRSP has just released a new HALI project Research Brief featuring results of research conducted in the first year of new CRSP activities in Ruaha, Tanzania as part of the Strengthening Tanzanian Livestock Health and Pastoral Livelihoods in a Changing Climate project. The brief, entitled “Pastoralist Access to Livestock Health Services: Implications for Climate Change-Driven Disease” is available for download on the LCC CRSP website.
RB-07-2012 – Pastoralist Access to Livestock Health Services: Implications for Climate Change-Driven Disease
Pastoralists and livestock populations in semi-arid grassland regions across the world are extremely vulnerable to climate change impacts on water, pasture, and disease dynamics. Disease, especially, can have devastating effects on livestock survival and marketability, threatening animal health and livelihoods. In order to address this growing problem, researchers working in the Ruaha region of Tanzania have been preforming capacity assessments of the livestock health services available to rural pastoralists.