People in drylands sometimes associate humanitarian aid workers with vultures – noticing that they arrive around the same time when animals have already died and the response is too late.

A more promising approach is to anticipate droughts and other shocks, investing in early action and preparation rather than having to deal with the consequences.

In this episode of the ‘The Boma’ – a podcast about livestock in the developing world – we look at the effects of the ongoing drought in the Horn of Africa, with 17 million people facing hunger and a fifth rainy season on the way. 

Guyo Roba, Gary Watmough, and Stephen Mutiso of the Jameel Observatory explain how they aim to enhance drought preparation through collaboration and action.

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