Tradition meets tech as Kenya’s herders adapt to climate change
25 May 2019 | 5:47 am
For generations, Kenya's herders would study the sky over the country's arid north for any sign of rain -- some wind here, a wisp of cloud there -- to guide their parched livestock to water. But such divination has been rendered hopeless by intensifying droughts. Now technology helps herders stay ahead of harsh weather conditions and plan better routes for their livestock.
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