Latest update: 15/08/2011
- agriculture - France
Drought threatens French livestock farmers
In the Charente region, as in most of the rest of France, farmers were scrutinizing the skies this spring for signs of rain, which never came. This year, the water shortage was catastrophic and livestock farmers needed to buying expensive feed for their cattle. Some are being forced to dispose of their livestock as fast as possible, and the worst-affected even risk bankruptcy.
By Rabah ZANOUN