• Anees Ahmad Shah SKUAST-Kashmir
  • Hilal Musadiq Khan SKUAST-K
  • Parwaiz Ahmad Dar SKUAST-K
Keywords: livestock, disasters, agricultural


Natural disasters can create a very stressful situation for livestock farming and take a heavy toll on this sector worldwide. Various types of natural disasters like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods etc. affect humans globally and agriculture in general and livestock in particular have remained highly vulnerable to almost all sorts of natural disasters. Livestock in particular are at a greater risk because they are either left to the mercy of God or are the last ones attended to in the event of any such disaster. However, the economic value of losing livestock in disasters is little considered or under-valued in general awareness. Although specialists working in the fields of disaster recovery and livestock development have long understood these issues but they have  rarely expressed these in economic terms.  It is always preferable to prepare, plan and organize in advance than to merely respond when the disaster strikes. Feeding management during disaster has to be given utmost care to prevent starvation. Technology applications like urea treatment, urea molasses liquid feeding, and urea molasses mineral block has the capacity to meet the challenge. Co-ordinated efforts are required at individual/state/national/global levels to minimize the impacts.

Author Biographies

Anees Ahmad Shah, SKUAST-Kashmir
Ph.D Scholar Division of LPM SKUAST-K
Hilal Musadiq Khan, SKUAST-K
Associate professor, Division of LPM, SKUAST-Kashmir
Parwaiz Ahmad Dar, SKUAST-K
Ph.D Scholar Division of LPM SKUAST-K


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