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反气候变化的山羊

布拉瓦约—今年早些时候,伊戴气旋横扫了莫桑比克。强风暴雨导致洪水泛滥,造成数百人死亡,大量庄稼和财产遭到破坏。大约14万人流离失所,而在六个月后,近一百万人,其中包括16万五岁以下儿童,仍然面临食品短缺和营养危机。

伊戴不是第一个颠覆南亚农民生计的气旋,也不会是最后一个。随着气候继续变化,这些风暴将变得更加频繁和剧烈,旱灾也是如此,莫桑比克农民已经因为旱灾而不堪忍受。但有一个简单的方法能够提高脆弱地区农民的其后抵抗力:投资于山羊市场

山羊是一种相对成本较低的牲畜。它们不需要大量前置圈舍和设备投资。它们生存力较强:山羊比谷物更能挺过漫长的干旱期。它们甚至能吃腐败的作物。

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