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van den Bosch, S. Improve your Goat and beat climate change


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"The aim is to cross these Boer goats with our local goats to create a breed that has a higher rate of re‐productivity, is more valuable and better resistant to drought," he explains.

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One of the ways to deal with the effects of global warming is to introduce species that are not only more productive but also can cope with the higher temperatures. "The project gave improved goat rams to 120 households in the area," explains Shilomboleni. "The target is to extend this eventually to 200 households." And it’s not just goats, he continues as we drive back over almost darkened roads. "We also distributed drought‐resistant fowls to twenty households and six community groups.” Fowls? "Yes, we have handed out 80 Guinea fowls to replace chickens and have seen some good results."

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Origin: United Nations Developement Programme (UNDP)

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