Cattle Perish as Drought Intensifies in Zimbabwe

Apart from climate change, the effects have also been blamed on government's failure to come up with strategies that mitigate droughts.

  • Zimbabwe:   Drought Claims 24 800 Cattle

    The Herald, 25 March 2016

    The number of cattle that have died due to drought has risen to 24 801 countrywide, director of economics and marketing in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation… Read more »

Photo: The Herald

Dead cow.

  • Zimbabwe:   Drought Threatens Food Supply in Zimbabwe

    DW, 23 March 2016

    Erratic rainfall and long dry spells have contributed to large-scale crop failure and livestock deaths across Zimbabwe. As a result, nearly 3 million rural Zimbabweans are… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Drought Kills 22 000 Cattle

    Financial Gazette, 17 March 2016

    OVER 22 000 drought-related cattle deaths were recorded between October 2015 and February 2016 due to poor pasture conditions countrywide in the cattle producing regions. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Severe Drought Takes Toll As Govt Officials Fiddle Around

    Zimbabwe Independent, 19 February 2016

    As families in Bikita in Masvingo province battle the scorching heat and the effects of drought caused by El Nino, hunger is stalking the province, with most crops in the southern… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   The Face of Drought in Zim

    The Herald, 11 February 2016

    In Zimbabwe, drought is a natural disaster or hazard which causes little and times large structural damages across the various aspects of the industries in the country. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Govt Orders 500 000t Drought Relief Grain

    The Herald, 24 March 2016

    Government has placed orders for grain totalling 469 000 metric tonnes from the required 700 000 metric tonnes for the drought relief following the impact of the El Nino climate… Read more »


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