18 Oct

Agricultural and rural development events

Study tour for farmers on coping with climate through livestock

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Diversified livelihood through livestock and best practices to manage the stock during drought and uncertain weather scenarios is one of the options to help farmers cope with the effects of climate change. Some field best practices are being practiced in Kwazulu Natal (KZN) province of South Africa. The field tour is proposed to enable up to 20 smallholder farmers in southern Africa region have a peer learning from fellow farmers in KZN. The farmers in KZN will host their counterparts, accommodate them in their own village for intensive interaction, and identify best management practices for livestock during drought including the production of nutrient blocs for livestock and, fabrication of the bloc making tools as a job creation mechanism for youth.