Ugandan Pastoralists Consider Crop Farming Alternatives

KAMPALA

In northeastern Uganda, Karimajong pastoralists have a reason to smile. Their herds are looking healthy and strong. The rainy season has brought lots of pasture and water to this region mostly known for its arid conditions. In a couple of weeks, this lush vegetation will turn to this; scorched and bare earth. Longer dry spells attributed to a changing climate have worsened conditions for pastoralists and have hit Karamoja’s cattle economy hard.

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