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Sell now to beat drought - farmers advised

Earth News: Botswana
Feb 12, 2007

MOLEPOLOLE -Farmers in the Kweneng District have been advised to sell some of their cattle to avoid losing them in the impending drought.
Dr Letsebe Mogomotsi of the Department of Animal Health and Production said old cows, particularly, should be sold before the situation worsens.
He said drought was looming as the area received little rainfall than in the past year.
He suggested that the farmers should sell their cattle and buy supplementary feeds to sustain the remaining herds during the drought period.
He said the grass was expected to be dry and eroded this coming winter season, adding that livestock owners were already experiencing less yields from boreholes, while evaporation in dams and streams was rapid due to the heat.
GREECE may face power supply problems this summer due to a prolonged drought. An UNUSUALLY WARM AND DRY winter has reduced water reserves in Greece's reservoirs by 41 percent. "And if the drought continues, it will completely deprive the system of the operational availability of the hydroelectric power stations."
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