Tradition meets tech as Kenya’s herders adapt to climate change

For generations, Kenya’s herders would study the sky over the country’s arid north for any sign of rain — some wind here, a wisp of cloud there — to guide their parched livestock to water. But such divination has been rendered hopeless by intensifying droughts. Today, many of them rely on detailed rainfall forecasts received via text message from a Kenyan tech firm, a simple but life-changing resource.