Satellite imagery is used in Kenya to aid pastoralists

04/4/2012 | AlertNet

An early-warning system backed by satellite technology is providing herders in the drought-stricken Turkana district of Kenya with a real-time map of forage and water conditions and could be implemented throughout the entire country. Satellite images generated by NASA identify water sources, and villagers use mobile phones to record data about water levels and the numbers of households using specific watering holes, as well as the particular kind of livestock.

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