Health Implications of Drought: Food and Nutrition
Drought can limit the growing season and create conditions that encourage insect and disease infestation in certain crops. Low crop yields can result in rising food prices and shortages, potentially leading to malnutrition.
Drought can also affect the health of livestock raised for food. During drought, livestock can become malnourished, diseased, and die.
- Page last reviewed: July 27, 2012
- Page last updated: July 27, 2012
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