Dear Valued Interested Persons,
Over recent weeks Brett has been in liaison with Dr Andrew Mude, Principal Economist at The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Kenya: https://www.ilri.org/
Please find a 7 minute video featuring Andrew discussing livestock Drought issues, including insurance, on Kenyan news here
With offices in Kenya and Ethiopia The ILRI work in regions below:
Notwithstanding that technically the driest continent of earth is Antarctica the cyclical, systemic, Drought issues which effect both continents of Africa and Australia are specifically what led Brett to initiate a working relationship with Andrew.
Apart from Antarctica, Australia is the driest continent on earth – approximately 35% of the continent receives so little rain, it is effectively desert.
In total, 70 per cent of the mainland receives less than 500 millimetres of rain annually, which classes it as arid, or semi-arid – source here
OBA Consulting will be commenting further on Brett and Andrew’s liaisons in coming months.